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Nutritious Whole Wheat Blend Rotini With Vegetables

I have been wanting to try out the whole wheat pasta varieties from a while now for its added nutrition benefits.. But I have been a bit apprehensive of ending up with a brown( I am not against brown.. just seemed like somewhat of an odd color for pasta) and boring looking pasta.. I was at the grocery store last night.. and decided I should give it a try atleast once before completely deciding against it ... and to my very pleasant surprise.. it was not brown at all .. nor boring... infact.. it looked very much like the regular one.. and tasted great..(Oh BTW, the ingredients label mentions Whole Flaxseed in addition to the whole wheat..) My mind is filled with ideas.. right now :) From now on, I'll probably just use this most of the times....

Ingredients:
1 Pack of Whole Wheat Blend Rotini Pasta
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
3 large tomatoes (chopped finely)
3 Tbsp Garlic (minced)
1 medium size onion (chopped finely)
2 Cups Mixed vegetables (Carrots, peas, green beans, corn, broccoli, zucchini, red peppers whatever you like..)
Salt as per taste
Black Pepper as per taste
Process
In a large sauce pan/pasta pot add in water and let it come to a boil. Add some salt. And add the pasta. cook until done (Not too tender.. a little firm). Drain in a colander. Add some olive oil and toss to let it blend well with the pasta. This keeps the pasta from not becoming sticky.

Take a large, wide pan, add the olive oil and when its hot, add the garlic, saute.. then add the onions and tomatoes.. add salt. Add the mixed veggies..cover and let it all cook...Add in some black pepper powder here if you'd like. When done, (about 8-10 mins) add in the pasta and mix well until all of the pasta is coated well in the sauce. Garnish with some more fresh ground black pepper powder..Its mild/medium spiced based on the amound of black pepper you add in.

Its very tasty and quick to make.. and nutritious too.. !! Fits all my criteria.. of a good meal.. !! Enjoy !!


This goes to the Lunchbox Event hosted by Vandana Rajesh.

6 comments:

meeso said...

Whole-wheat pasta is all I will buy now, Once you get use to the flavor, It tastes so much better! Your pasta looks amazing, and It's so simple too :)

Priya said...

Looks delicious Pallavi..

Uma said...

I make this pasta the same way you did. Your recipe looks so appealing and delicious.

Purnima said...

Pallavi, lovely version of pasta, INDIANISED! Too good for us! (shall try your way n let u know) :D Tks for sharing! Pic is lovelyyy too.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks gr8 and nice theme for the event.

NIDHYA said...

Pasta looks mouthwatering. lovely click.

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