Veggie Pasta | Caesar Salad

We are a bit off on our dinner plans for the week. We had the Veggie Pasta on Sunday evening I took a picture but didn't post. This is a great dish to use up all the oddball veggies you have left in your fridge from the week. I use different pasta each time I make this most of the time I use whole wheat spaghetti because I always have it in the pantry; this time I splurged and used Trader Joe's cheese tortellini.
Veggie Pasta

  • Pasta of your choice
  • Veggies of your choice; zucchini, mushrooms, onions, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, spinach, herbs.
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parmesan cheese
  • Dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
Start by boiling water for your pasta; cook according to directions. If you use fresh asparagus throw them in the pot with the pasta when you have 3 minutes cooking time. Drain pasta and asparagus and reserve 1 cup of pasta water and set aside. 

While the pasta is cooking; heat large skillet on medium high heat. Add coconut oil to pan. Next add onions and cook for a couple minutes until they are translucent. Now add garlic, zucchini and tomatoes. Add Pasta, asparagus and seasonings and cook for 1-2 minutes. Now add the spinach; make sure to toss it all together. Add Parmesan cheese stir and a little bit of pasta water less than a 1/4 cup and a little more if desired. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary, toss in fresh herbs and give it one more toss. Serve warm.

For the Caesar Salad I didn't do anything fancy. If you are interesting in homemade croutons check out this post.


Cassidy, Lily and Finn's Mom said...

This look SO yum! We may have to test it out sometime soon! :)

Slipcover Girl said...

omygosh! that looks divine!

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