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Friday, November 28, 2008
Purpilicious :Whole grain Penne Pasta with Purple Cauliflower
Cruciferous Cauliflowers with anti-cancer properties ,blooms in 3 other colors(green,orange and purple) besides the common white color.Although it tastes slightly bitter than it common sibling(white cauliflower),its definitely a smart choice of eating a purple food in 5 a day diet.
4 cups Penne whole grain pasta(about 1/2 a pound)
2 cups cauliflower florets(purple or white ,any kind ,broccoli works too)
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 big clove of garlic cloves, finely sliced
1/4 teaspoon chilly powder or fresh black pepper
1 plum tomato, finely chopped
Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
Salt as per taste
Heat olive oil in saucepan and saute 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 cauliflower florets. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes until tender.
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.
Mix the pasta in the tomato mixture and toss to combine. Stir in the chopped parsley or cilantro and serve.
For more Purpilicious dishes don't miss the Food In Colors :Purple event hosted by Sunshinemom.