There’s nothing quite like eating a dish from one of the culinary hotspots of the world, and in this case, we’re talking about all things pasta. Italians arguably invented the dish, but it was later spread throughout Spain, Greece, and Tunisia before eventually catching on in America. It goes without saying that there are plenty of recipes to choose from depending on where you live or what type you prefer to eat.
Mediterranean Pasta is a one-pot pasta dish that combines pasta and vegetables. The idea of combining the two may sound odd, but the end result is a very tasty dish. Namely, everything cooks together in one pot and all of the flavors meld together seamlessly. This is a great recipe for people who don’t have a lot of time to cook or who want to try something new.
Mediterranean Pasta is a very easy dish to make and is perfect for beginning cooks or people who want to eat something that doesn’t take longer than 30 minutes. In fact, you can even throw it together in less than half an hour if you’re in a rush. This is so because the pasta cooks quickly, making it much easier to eat and enjoy. The sauce is also very simple to make taking all of about five minutes.
You can add a few more vegetables if you want to, but there are plenty of healthy options if there isn’t already. You can really add whatever you like, but keep in mind that certain ingredients will affect the flavor of your dish. For example, onions and garlic don’t work as well with this recipe as they do with others due to their strong flavors.
The type of pasta is entirely up to you. You can use spaghetti, penne or even rotini depending on what you like. You want to choose a pasta that has a shape that will fit into the pot and allow maximum coverage of the vegetables. This will ensure that all of your ingredients are cooked evenly.
Mediterranean Pasta combines vegetables and pasta in a way that is very easy to make. It is also very healthy as it comes with plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants
Mediterranean Pasta Recipe
The Mediterranean pasta recipe is easy to prepare and very healthy. You can serve it with grated Parmesan cheese or some fresh herbs such as basil, parsley or dill. You can also try sprinkling some pine nuts on top of the dish for a final touch of flavor and crunchiness.
Prepare the vegetables by washing and chopping them. You can use any combination of vegetables you want. I used zucchini, carrots, onions and garlic. However, you could also use other vegetables, depending on what is in season or what looks good at the grocery store. For example, you could use green beans, asparagus or spinach.
Cut them up into small pieces and fry the onions and garlic in a large pot (I used olive oil). When they are soft, add the carrots and two tea-spoons of salt. Fry for a while until they start to soften, about five minutes. Add the zucchini and tomatoes and mix well with the carrots. Cover with a lid for ten minutes while it warms up.
Cook your pasta in boiling water until it's soft, drain and pour immediately into the pot with the vegetables. Mix well and add salt to taste.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 509
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 8.3g13%
- Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
- Cholesterol 110mg37%
- Sodium 74mg4%
- Potassium 646mg19%
- Total Carbohydrate 90.4g31%
- Dietary Fiber 2.2g9%
- Sugars 4.3g
- Protein 18.4g37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.