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
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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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franniban's picture

I added corgettes (over load from the allotment) aubergine and rosemary in the first roasting. Then I added capers and balsamic vinegar rather than sugar. Absolutely delishous! Husband loved it. Made real change from chucking all the above in a pan and boiling it! I roasted the veg for a lot longer tho.

sara_l_wood's picture
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Really yummy however with the chillis, my 3 young boys found it a bit too hot so I've made a version with no chillis and it's just as tasty.

magickal's picture
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It was suprisingly delicous. I added some pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes and some olives at the end and it was delicous. I will definitely make it again!

gillh007's picture
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This is a great dish. I added 2 portions of Salmon, flaked into it towards the end of cooking - wonderful. Freezes really well. Well worth it. Will do again.

harding-hook's picture
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This is so easy to make and really yummy. As a cold dish this will also make a great pack lunch to take to work.

moley2's picture
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This is really tasty despite there not being a sauce. Really easy to make too!

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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