Silvana's Mediterranean & basil pasta

Silvana's Mediterranean & basil pasta

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(50 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Silvana Franco's fast, easy and healthy vegetarian pasta is perfect for a midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal452
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs86g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre7g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.1g
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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
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1kg small ripe tomatoes, quartered
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 350g dried pasta
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • a handful of fresh basil leaves and 2 tbsp grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), to serve
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

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.

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martin on food
28th Mar, 2017
5.05
Great recipe I had stop the kids eating it all by hiding it before a hungry wife came home. Great recipe for using up the pasta we all have lurking in the back of the cupboard. I used a tin of plum tomatoes as i did not have enough fresh. Remember to season well will take a fair bit Happy days.
kalum111
8th Feb, 2016
5.05
Delicious pasta dish. I made a couple of tweaks, I used tinned tomatoes and added low fat mozzarella and used dried basil as had no fresh. Very tasty .
therealslimsal
17th Aug, 2015
5.05
delicious easy pasta dish. I added chorizo,and corvette. As suggested below. I also added dried chili flakes as well as the fresh chilli to give it a nice kick. It made huge portions. We ate it hot but I would also serve it whole.
Albert.Me
4th Jun, 2015
Someone has copied your recipe as it is here - http://sweet.hubgarden.com/silvanas-mediterranean-basil-pasta/
kinewatson
4th Jun, 2015
5.05
Lovely pasta dish for the surprisingly few ingredients, will be making this one again!
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Brownies are penggg
4th May, 2015
5.05
Nice healthy recipe! Really delish. I love pasta you should really try this!!! If you don't you're OUT OF YOUR MIND :)
marty876
4th Mar, 2015
it's a easy and very good recipe! I suggest buy the ingredients on the web-site www.italiagroceries.com. where you can do shopping on-line of originally and typically Italian products! I've buy many things, they are honesty. Italian cuisine is the best cuisine in the world!
joanna1972
28th Jun, 2014
3.8
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
11th Mar, 2014
Quick and Easy family dinner. Added extra garlic and chilli!
bandcamper
21st Feb, 2014
Quick and healthy, but oh so bland! I added courgette, plenty of seasoning, extra chilli, but it was really lacking depth of flavour.

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ZoeIris95
18th May, 2017
Can this be frozen? If not, how long will it last chilled?
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goodfoodteam
23rd May, 2017
Thanks for your question. This dish is not designed to be frozen. Cool the dish within 90 mins and keep it in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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