Monday, 18 June 2007

Italian Delights: Pasta Primavera


Few months ago, Kartik and I were watching Giada De Laurentiis' show "Everyday Italian". One of the featured recipes was Pasta Primavera.....Both Kartik and I were so tantalized by the simple recipe, the next day Kartik went and bought ALL the ingredients to make me a nice weekend supper. This was such a hit, even the pickiest of eaters- my brother and my kids loved it. Here is the recipe verbatim from Giada's Show on the Food Network. Kartik followed the recipe exactly, you may add or omit ingredients to your taste.

You will need:

3 carrots, peeled and cut into thin strips
2 medium zucchini or 1 large zucchini, cut into thin strips
2 yellow squash, cut into thin strips
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs or herbes de Provence
1 pound farfalle (bowtie pasta)
15 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup grated Parmesan


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

On a large heavy baking sheet, toss all of the vegetables with the oil, salt, pepper, and dried herbs to coat. Transfer half of the vegetable mixture to another heavy large baking sheet and arrange evenly over the baking sheets. Bake until the carrots are tender and the vegetables begin to brown, stirring after the first 10 minutes, about 20 minutes total.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, tender but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

Toss the pasta with the vegetable mixtures in a large bowl to combine. Toss with the cherry tomatoes and enough reserved cooking liquid to moisten. Season the pasta with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and serve immediately.

Kartik served this with some garlic bread and a sparkling Apple beverage. Enjoy!

27 comments:

Suganya said...

Cho Chweet...I like primavera too..Who doesn't love veges in creamy sauce. I do this when i get bored of marinara :)

Linda said...

Oh, delish! Just wait till those kids are a little older; the men may take over the kitchen! ;)

archana said...

Thats a nice pasta recipe. Must be tasting gr8 :)

Coffee said...

WOW!!!!! I love this one!!! :) The best part I like about it is that it includes lots of veggies and is more like eating salad.

You lucky girl!!! kartik banave and tu aaram thi khai ;)

Vcuisine said...

Its tempting Trupti. Though I don't prefer pastas I love the ingredietns and the taste of it. Viji

Raaga said...

I love pasta in any form and I think I have all the ingredients except for squash. Any replacements? Would love to make this today!

Sia said...

thats so sweet:) here @home krish liked each n everything except eggplants. so he never demands any special dish. i have to poke him several times to know what he wants to eat... ufff....
i have to try my hands with pasta and italian dishes T. i am hungry now...

Asha said...

I made Pasta Primavera for Meeta's event last month at Aroma!I love the dish,so do my kids.
Looks great T.Good for K! Arvind just eats whatever comes on the table,no fuss!!;D

Lata said...

Looks awesome, got to try this. I have all the necessary ingredients in the kitchen.

Jyothsna said...

Thats one yummy dish! :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

O o that is looking great...This is my fav...I am hungry now..

Richa said...

looks yum, such a tasty meal!
i had seen giada's episode last year & the tray of roasted veg looked so tempting :)

musical said...

Aha! you guys are surely Giada fans :) I like her too :). This pasta sure is fabulous both in terms of the simplicity of preparation and the gorgeous looks. Lovely!

hugs,
surili.

Vini K said...

Hi Trupti,pasta primavera looks so yummy..so simple and so tasty.I used to watch Giada's show regularly when I was in US 4 yrs ago..unfortunately never tried any of her recipes but I think I don;t need to now,since I have your recipe:)It was so nice of kartik to make this for you.don;t you love it when the husband gets inspired?I am still waiting for mine to get inspired!ha ha ha

Sharmi said...

I too have some Italian in mind. Your pasta looks so good. we can use any pasta right?

Laavanya said...

I made the same recipe as well after seeing Giada's show and we love it at home.

Dee said...

lovely recipe trupthi, I find a few of Giada's recipes very interesting!

SHANTI BHANU said...

hi ur pasta looks grt.the cheese on that is so mouth watering...

Kajal said...

WOW...nice pasta recipe...great.:)
Shu vaat che guju gal to Italian dish pan sari banve chhe..ha ha ha ha.....:))

Cynthia said...

Yeah Giada has some nice dishes.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oooooo!!! this ones so tempting!!! Just loved the pic! Thanx for the recipe.

Dilip said...

great pasta dish ben, Bhavni will love this, she is pasta mad....thanks for sharing...

DEEPA said...

excellent one..Too good pic ....

Anonymous said...

Truptiben,

We made it the same way after watching that show.
By the way who is better cook, you or Kartik. I bet it is Kartik. Bravo Kartik, keep up the good work.

trupti said...

Anonymous:

why anonymous?? ;)

Of Course, Kartik is the better cook! I'll admit that to the whole world.

:)

Anonymous said...

Sorry I forgot to tag my comment. Its Samir

Devi Priya said...

Trupti,

Pasta primavera looks yummy! Will try this recipe one of these days.
--Priya

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