The Super Sicilian: Vegetable Pasta Recipe Recipe

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Submitted by kazeychan

Makes 2 servings



This stupidly easy, meat-free vegetable pasta recipe comes courtesy of my mamma-in-law's good Sicilian friend, Nuccia Pelliccia.

Recipe Ingredients for The Super Sicilian: vegetable pasta recipe

200 g penne pasta (rigatoni and fusilli also work)
250 g fresh tomatoes (cherry or normal sized)
200 g zucchini
1/2 a medium onion
10 g basil leaves (roughly 10 good sized leaves)
1/2 tsp of chili powder
1 tbs Extra virgin olive oil
20 g feta cheese

Recipe Directions for The Super Sicilian: vegetable pasta recipe

  1. STEP 1 ? The first step of this vegetable pasta recipe is all about preparing (?prepping?) the ingredients:

  2. - If using normal sized tomatoes, peel them first: stand them in a bowl of kettle-boiled water for 2 mins. Then drain the water and carefully peel away the skins.

  3. Then chop these toms into small 1cm chunks.

  4. - Chop the ends off the zucchini and slice it as thinly as possible. Really thin. The thinner these slices are, the less time the softening and frying process will take.

  5. - Wash the basil leaves.

  6. - Chop the ends off the onion and peel it. Now slice it ? again as thinly as poss.

  7. STEP 2 ? Coat your frying pan with olive oil and heat this on a medium heat hob.

  8. When the oil is hot, turn down to low and add the sliced onion. Fry until soft ? usually 6-7 minutes.

  9. Tip: If you don?t have a lid for your pan, this frying will take a minute or two longer.

  10. STEP 3 ? When the onion has softened, throw in the zucchini and half a teaspoon of salt.

  11. Fry gently on the same heat, stirring regularly, until the zucchini is very soft (almost molten); allow between 15 and 20 minutes for this.

  12. STEP 4 ? Now add the tomato chunks. Turn up to a medium heat and cook for a further 20 mins, stirring occasionally.

  13. Important: After 10 mins, stir in the basil leaves and chili powder!

  14. Now is also a good time to boil two kettles? worth of water and transfer this to your big pan. When it?s boiling, add the pasta and half a handful of salt.

  15. STEP 5 ? When its final 20 mins is up, take the sauce off the heat.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, Italian, Boil, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 374.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
427
Calories from Fat
106
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.8g
18%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
82mg
27%
Sodium
162mg
7%
Potassium
811mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
66.5g
22%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
6.7g
Protein
15.6g
Vitamin A 36% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 11% Iron 25%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin C
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