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Roasted Veggie To-Die-For Pasta

May 13, 2011

I’ve always been a pasta lover, so it’s no surprise that I’m once again posting a recipe that involves pasta. Mind you, the recipe gives the option of Japanese soba noodles if you want to try something new, but then again, that’s just Japanese pasta, isn’t it?

I didn’t have soba noodles, so I stuck with good ol’, tested and true whole wheat spaghetti. This recipe was recommended to me by my sister who is surprisingly becoming quite the foodie as of late. I gladly benefit from her new-found interest.

Roasted Veggie To-Die-For Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 med zucchini (sliced in 1/2″ rounds or half-moons)
  • 1/2 med eggplant (cubed)
  • 1 red pepper (sliced)
  • 1 red onion (cut into thick rings)
  • 1 (228g) pkg cremini mushrooms (stems removed and halved or quartered)
  • 5 cloves garlic, separated from bulb (SKIN ON)
  • whole wheat spaghetti or soba noodles

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut and place veggies, mushrooms (including stems), and garlic in large bowl and toss with olive oil.  Spread out on baking sheet and roast on the middle rack of pre-heated 400°F oven for 20 min.  Remove, turn veggies over and roast for another 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of water to a boil.  Cook the noodles as per pkg instructions, drain, rinse, set aside.
  3. Mix together dressing ingredients.
  4. Let roasted veggies slightly cool then remove garlic from skin and finely chop.  Mix garlic into dressing.
  5. Toss vegetables, pasta and dressing.  Garnish with parsley if desired.

Apparently this can be served warm or cold (like a salad), but I loved it warm like a pasta dish. I added nutritional yeast and salsa macha as toppings and it heightened the flavours just right. This dish is easy to make and super tasty. A nice change from your everyday pasta and tomato sauce combinations.

Bon appétit!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. May 13, 2011 1:08 pm

    Tried and true! ;)

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