Summer veggie pasta

Summer veggie pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins - 35 mins

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Serves 4

This makes a great vegetarian family supper, but it can easily be halved to serve two

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  • Vegetarian
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  • 200g pasta bows
  • 175g fresh or frozen broad beans (about 650g/1lb 7oz in their pods)
  • 1 tbsp good quality olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large courgettes, cut into sticks
  • 6 ripe plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • a generous shot of Tabasco sauce
  • a handful of shredded basil

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  1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, adding fresh broad beans for the last 3 minutes (frozen for the last 2 minutes).
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan, tip in the onion and cook over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the garlic and courgettes, toss over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes, then stir in the tomatoes and shake in the Tabasco. Stir for 2-3 minutes to soften the tomatoes a little (not too much or they will go mushy). Drain the pasta and beans.
  3. Toss the veggies and basil into the pasta and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot (or cold as a salad with a low-fat dressing).

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2002

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yougotkegged's picture
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Tried this with balsamic vinegar as suggested in the comments as I didn't have any tabasco - really tasty, great recipe!

zambrano's picture

I love this recipe 'cause it is easy to make and I think refreshing.
I shall prepare it on thursday. for a friend.tha is coming to have lunch.

mrswoffington's picture

I fiddled with the recipe quite a bit, adding a can of tomatoes, a splash of garlic olive oil and fresh green chilli instead of the Tabasco; it was fantastic and a great way to use up vegetables.

gilliangol's picture

I enjoyed this very much. It was easy to make and tasty. I put a little too much Tabasco in - next time I think I'll try Balsamic Vinegar as suggested by Nats.

nathalie_marshall's picture

I often do this, but use balsamic vinegar rather than the Tabasco - more child friendly! Very yummy. Avocado's go remarkably well too.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Made it with fresh peas instead of broad beans and a little extra pasta. Had enough for 2 plus lunch for me the next day.



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