Silvana's Mediterranean & basil pasta

Silvana's Mediterranean & basil pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Silvana Franco's fast, easy and healthy vegetarian pasta is perfect for a midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
452
protein
14g
carbs
86g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
7g
sugar
1g
salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 2 red peppers, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 mild red chillies, seeded and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, coarsley chopped
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 1kg small ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 350g dried pasta
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves and 2 tbsp grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), to serve

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Method

  1. To roast the veg, preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Scatter the peppers, red onions, chillies and garlic in a large roasting tin. Sprinkle with sugar, drizzle over the oil and season well with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes, toss in the tomatoes and roast for another 15 minutes until everything is starting to soften and look golden.
  2. While the vegetables are roasting, cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water according to packet instructions, until tender but still with a bit of bite. Drain well.
  3. Remove the vegetables from the oven, tip in the pasta and toss lightly together. Tear the basil leaves on top and sprinkle with Parmesan to serve. If you have any leftovers it makes a great cold pasta salad – just moisten with extra olive oil if needed.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2002

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hubbabubba's picture
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This is one of my favourite dishes as it's great for using up any leftover veg! For a little extra heat try a sprinkle of dried chilli flakes for the last 15 mins of cooking. Also delicious served with grated cheese on top...

hexane's picture
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Really delicious. I used whole cherry tomatoes, rather than quartered small tomatoes.

f1madxxx's picture
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Great hot or cold...and low in fat.

vpilky's picture
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I was really suprised with this dish so easy and tasty

julialallan's picture

Fantastic recipe, I make this at least once a week and throw in whatever extras I have, sometimes bacon or mozzarella. The portion size is just right for my boyfriend who eats like a horse! A delicious way to get your veggies.

fran87's picture
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Excellent!! Really easy way to get your veggie portions, v low in fat, just use whatever veg you have in. I added chilli, there was absolutly loads of it though - even after halving the quantities!

fran87's picture
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Delish! I put in a bit more chilli and some sun dried toms, tastes great for lunch cold. But I have to say the portion size is extremely generous.

sarahlh's picture
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I made this for friends as part of the January healthy eating resolution. It was lovely. I added some sunblush tomatoes together with the fresh ones. I will definately be making it again.

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