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Fresh and Vibrant Pasta Primavera

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Pasta Primavera is a colorful and nutritious dish that celebrates the flavors of fresh, seasonal vegetables. Packed with vitamins and fiber, this recipe is a delicious way to incorporate a variety of veggies into your meal.

Ingredients

 

  • 8 oz (about 225g) whole wheat or multigrain pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned or thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (oregano, thyme, basil)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
  • Fresh basil or parsley for garnish
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Instructions

 

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.

  3. Add cherry tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, carrot, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper to the skillet. Sauté for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.

  4. Season the vegetables with salt, black pepper, and dried Italian herbs. Stir well to combine.

  5. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss until the pasta is well coated with the vegetable mixture.

  6. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat the pasta through.

  7. Remove from heat and transfer the Pasta Primavera to serving plates.

  8. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil or parsley.

 

 

Serve immediately and enjoy this Fresh and Vibrant Pasta Primavera as a light and flavorful meal!

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