Thursday, August 29, 2013

Veggie Pesto Pasta

Hey everybody!  I'm back from vacation feel great and relaxed!  We had an amazing time and I missed you all!

If you're looking for a very quick and easy weeknight meal, this is the one for you.  Although I didn't include lean protein in this dish, I think it would be amazing with shrimp, scallops or grilled chicken.  Any of these would certainly not add too much time at all and it would be a delicious accompaniment.

8 oz whole grain angel hair pasta
2 cups chopped broccoli
2 cups chopped cauliflower
2 cups chopped zucchini
4T grated Parmesan
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2tsp extra virgin olive oil
In a large pot, boil water for pasta and follow cooking instructions.

In a large sauté pan, heat the oil and sauté the veggies until crisp tender.

**See below for the reason the poor zucchini are separated from the rest of their friends...

Drain the pasta and return to the pot.

Add the veggies and pesto and mix well to combine.  

**OR...if you like to spoil your hubs like I do, pull out some pasta and add only the veggies HE likes onto his plate (sarcasm here...yes, of course I love my Hubs enough to do this simple little thing for him, but honestly, normally I make him pick out what he doesn't want to eat. #thisaintburgerking):

Plate each serving and sprinkle with 1T Parmesan each, and red pepper flakes to taste.

Serves 4
Calories 362 / Carbs 50g / Fat 14g / Protein 14g / Fiber 10g / Sodium 298mg

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