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Friday, September 27, 2013

Mixed Vegetable Pasta (Vegan) - Easy Pasta Recipes

We all love pasta in our family, especially the kids. I always look for different ways to prepare pasta. Two days back, I had to cook lunch for me and the kids while hubby had lunch outside.  I didn't want to cook the usual lunch of rice and dhal, but wanted to cook something simple and also sneak in veggies and so ended up making this mixed vegetable pasta. This was so quick to prepare and with simple flavors, kids loved it and finished it in no time.
Mixed Vegetable Pasta
What are the ingredients needed?

Pasta, 1/2 lb( about half of the pack)
Mixed Vegetables, about  1.5 cups (carrots, beans, potato)
Olive oil, 2 tablespoons
Bay leaf, 1 no.
Onion, 1 (chopped)
Green Chillies, 2 nos
Garlic,  3-4 cloves (finely chopped)
Salt, to taste
Lemon juice, 2-3 tablespoons
Basil leaves, a handful 


Mixed Vegetable Pasta
How it is made?
  1. Cook pasta as per the package instructions, drain and set it aside.
  2. Heat oil, add bay leaf, chopped onion, slit green chillies, finely chopped garlic and saute till onion turn lightly golden.
  3. Then add the chopped veggies, salt to taste and little water, cover and cook till the vegetables are cooked and turn off the heat.
  4. Now add the cooked pasta to it, mix well, then add the lemon juice  and chopped basil leaves mix well and serve.
Notes:
  • I have used medium shell pasta here. You can use different kind of pasta too.
  • While cooking pasta, don't forget to add oil and salt to the water.
  • You can use different combination of vegetables of your choice too.
  • You can steam cook the veggies ahead of time and then use too.

18 comments:

  1. yummy pasta.. My mum used to do it as after school snack

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  2. Wow .. pasta looks simply superb. My kids will gobble up pasta anytime.

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  3. one yum pasta, I am always this fan of shell pasta clicks are so pretty and colorful da

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  4. Colourful & tasty pasta dear ! ! !

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  5. Very colorful, delicious pasta..

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  6. Love this beautiful and colorful pasta....

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  7. looking very tempting n delicious....Excellent pictures as well.

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  8. I love shell pasta, looks delicious.

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  9. veru inviting veggie pasta :) looks super yummy dear .. they are so tempting me now !! very colorful capture :) loving it divya !! :)

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  10. Lovely and inviting pasta aks... very yummy and easy to prepare...

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  11. Love my pasta with loads of veggies too.. Prefect for kid's lunch box.

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