Sunday, August 2, 2009
Garden Veggie & Herb Fettuccine w/ Proscuitto
Look, cooking healthy yummy food is really simple. This pasta salad, for example, inspired by a pasta primavera salad at smittenkitchen.com, is simply spinach fettuccine (or any pasta) with sugar snap peas, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, green onion, red onion and garlic--stinky breath but happy immune system! Everything is added fresh, along with olive oil, a little lemon (zest and juice), a couple pieces of proscuitto, and an optional sprinkle of parmesan cheese or a little of your favorite type of vinegar. Cheese and meat can be omitted for a vegan (and just as tasty!) option. Add as much or as little of whatever ingredients you want. If you have a pot for pasta, a knife, and a cutting board, you can make this! There is nothing threatening, expensive, or time-consuming about this, and, are you hungry? Go ahead, have guilt-free seconds or thirds, and get that 5-a-day.