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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joanna1972's picture
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Loved this, so very quick and easy. I added courgette to the mix of veg, and chorizo with the tomatoes, which was an inspired idea ramblinghaggis, and seasoned very well indeed. Worth buying a good quality pasta for a dish like this. This will be added to my regular week day supper dishes.

VegiFamily's picture

Quick and Easy family dinner. Added extra garlic and chilli!

bandcamper's picture

Quick and healthy, but oh so bland! I added courgette, plenty of seasoning, extra chilli, but it was really lacking depth of flavour.

emsie_jp's picture

I made this recipe for BBQ's over the summer and everyone enjoyed! I added lots of basil and Parmesan and thought it was a really tasty dish. Love the idea of the chorizo so am already looking forward to making it again!

lauren499's picture

Lovely meal, added courgettes and chorizo flavour chipolata's....delicious!

ramblinghaggis's picture

I have made this three times now, massive hit with my kids and boyfriend. I am surprised at some comments saying its a bit bland, I have found exactly the opposite, but then I use a lot of sea salt flakes and black pepper. I also added diced chorizo with the tomatoes for the last fifteen minutes.

tinydancer's picture
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I thought this might be a tad plain given the minimal ingredients, but it was really delicious and so easy. I added a lot more than 2tbsp of cheese though.....you can never have too much cheese.

susanholden's picture
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A delicious meal, simple to make. I didn't have any fresh chillies or garlic, so I put a teaspoon of dried chillies and some garlic paste and mixed with the oil before coating all the veg. I will definitely make this again.

lumene's picture
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This was very tasty and easy to make. I added some sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese and olives and it was an instant hit among my friends. There was so much to eat that I could even bring some of the food to work the next day.

debbier65@live.com's picture

This is one of my absolute favourites, so easy to make, one dish and the tastes are so fresh, really tasty.

phineas3's picture

ive made this dish lots of times ,but always used it cold. Everyone all ways ask me for the recipe. family take to work any that is left over.

gezevans's picture
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Fantastic recipe hot or cold. First time I made it I put a couple of chicken breasts in the oven to roast for the second 15 minutes, splashed them with some fresh lemon juice, then chopped them up into the pasta at the end. Am making it again tonight and adding some butternut squash and a bit more chilli. It will be coming with me to work tomorrow too!

cocovanilla's picture
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A little bland in taste, but I did follow the suggestion of replacing some sugar with balsamic vinegar and I think it helped a bit.
Served it as a side dish to grilled meat and it worked very well.

tommein's picture
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Added thinly sliced strips of carrot and roasted the veg on the BBQ. We really liked it and will use the recipe regularly.

tommein's picture
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Used all the ingredients also added thinly sliced carrots - roasted them in a metal tray on the BBQ - it was a delicious pasta dish.

anengineer's picture
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Oh. My. God. !! This is the best recipe I've cooked - ever. ...and I'm not really a pasta lover either. I looked at the suggestions made by others and added lightly toasted pine nuts at the end and also Crespo Greek Style black olives (the ones NOT in brine, but dry in the jar, stone in ). Simply stunning. I used wholemeal penne, but I don't think the pasta used would make much difference. The combination of the caramelised red onions, the sweetness of the red peppers, the saltiness of the of black olives and the delicious pine nuts made this dish simply stunning. If you don't try this, you must be mad ! :-)

dutes8080's picture
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Originally served this up with Tomato & thyme cod but it proved to be fantastic on its own, will definitely be making this again! P.S. Added some unused mushrooms and two courgettes that were lurking in the fridge - worked well! P.P.S. Lovely cold but also reheats well

frybitz's picture
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We made this recipe for a family get together. Everyone loved it - we had to double the ingredients and sadly there were no left overs! Will definitely make again and try a different selection of vegetables. Excellent recipe.

evanshayleyleanne's picture
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lovely healthy family meal. great idea

evanshayleyleanne's picture
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lovely healthy familt meal. great idea

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