Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Healthy vegetables and Pasta

Lots of veggies in the refrigerator so I'm playing with some food. lol.  

In a large pan  place 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil.  Add sliced green and yellow peppers, 1/2 red onion sliced thin and 1/2 cup cooked green beans.  After they have cooked for several minutes add 2 cloves minced garlic, salt and pepper.  Allow to simmer for several minutes making sure as not to burn garlic.  Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth and simmer until veggies are tender.  Add 2 to 4 T. of Balsamic vinegar and saute until mixture starts to reduce. Add a handful of cherry tomatoes and cook until tomatoes start to crackle.  If you think mixture is too thick you can always add a little pasta water or chicken broth to mixture before tossing.  Saute Approximately 10 to 15 minutes.Serve over pasta or rice...Yummy!

Cook Pasta according to directions.  Drain and toss..Quick, easy and healthy too!  You really can't ask for more for a Budget Friendly Meal.  I'm figuring this meal cost approx. $6.50. I used 1 lb. of pasta. Easily feed 4.  Side salad would compliment this meal.

Add Balsamic now and cook until it reduces slightly.

  Note:  I added 2 T Balsamic vinegar and I think I could have easily added a little more.  Taste and adjust accordingly.  Mix in a little Pecorino Romano cheese and toss.  Serve over Angel Hair Pasta.

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