Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Carrots come in many colors - Yellow,Purple,Maroon,Orange and white. The Yellow variety taste less sweeter.
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Pasta with carrots is quick and simple lunch . Creamy avocado on top add more flavor and nutrition to the meal.
1 lb Whole Grain fussilli or rotini or penne pasta
2 ripe tomatoes
6-8 Yellow Organic Baby Carrots cut length wise
Quarter of Green pepper sliced
1 big clove Garlic
1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
1 tablespoon chopped Parsley or Cilantro
2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 ripe Avocado.
1 teaspoon lime juice
Heat olive oil in saucepan and add the chopped garlic. Saute until aromatic and lightly brown. Add the chopped tomatoes and chilly powder. Cook until tomatoes are tender about 8 minutes. Stir in the cut green peppers and yellow carrots. Let cook for another 5 minutes.
In meantime fill a large pot three-quarters full of water ,season with salt and bring to a boil. Add pasta to the boiling water and cook until al-dente(with a bite to it),8-10 minutes.Drain thoroughly.
Slice the Avocado and sprinkle some lime juice over it to prevent discoloration.
Mix the pasta in the tomato mixture and toss to combine. Stir in the chopped parsley or cilantro. Transfer pasta to serving plates and top with sliced Avocados.
This is my entry for Ruth's Pesto Pasta Nights Event . This week PPN is hosted by abby at Eat the right stuff
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