Monday, 21 October 2013

Summer Fresh Pasta.....Enjoy!!



~louise~over at "Months of Edible Celebrations"...

Is hosting a Pasta Recipe Extravaganza...

I agreed to post my favorite Pasta dish...

I hope you all enjoy this relativately easy recipe...

A lot of prep work, but can be done ahead of time, if you are preparing for guests...
 

List of ingredients...
1. 6 large Garlic cloves...
2. Cherry Tomatoes...
3. Zucchini....
4. Sausage...
5. Pasta...{spaghetti}...
6. Fresh Basil...
7. Sea salt....
8. Pinch of red pepper flakes...
9. Parmesan Cheese... 


Pretty simple so far, eh???







Method:
1. Smash and peel the garlic...then mince
2. Quarter Tomatoes...about 2 cups...you be the judge...it is really up to you..
3. Dice Zucchini...
4. Cook and dice Sausage...whatever you like...Cherizo,Italian...
5. Heat Olive Oil {about 4 tbsps} in large non-stick skillet...{I have one with a lid}...
6. When oil is hot...add garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes...cook until just soft..
7. Add zucchini, sausage, and a few torn Basil leaves...
8. Add tomatoes...toss...turn heat down and cover...
9. Boil a large pot of water, with lots of sea salt...
10. Add pasta...when al dente...scoop about 1 cup of pasta water into the tomato mixture...
11. Drain pasta...and add to vegetable mixture...
12. Incorporate well...add more torn basil leaves, and a generous shake of Parmesan cheese...
13. Serve....
14. Stand back....and ready yourself for several standing ovations!!!


                                                           Take a bow!!!










I like to serve my Greek Avacado salad with this dish...

Keeping with the fresh theme!!!

Fresh Tomatoes,Avacado,Goats Cheese,Freshly sliced Red Onion, Black olives,Fresh Basil,Olive Oil, Freshly ground Black Pepper...

And of course...

Fresh crusty bread...

Dipped in olive oil, and an herb mixture I make...

This dish can also be Vegetarian, by omitting the sausage...which I do quite often...

It could also be gluten-free, by using Gluten-free pasta...


Any questions...let me know...

I hope you make this and enjoy as much as we do...

Even better re-heated the following day!!!

Who doesn't love that! 


Hope you are all having a great day so far...

Got this posted early...as my boyfriend has left to pick up Miss V...

An afternoon of fun and frivolity!!!!

                                      *********

On the menu tonight...

   Roasted Peameal Bacon....

            Creamy Scalloped potatoes...

               Fresh brocolli....salad of some sort!!!

Will be baking my Sour Cream Coffee Cake this afternoon...

              didn't have enough brown sugar...used most of it in my apple pie bread...which is gone!!!


 Enjoy the rest of your day...

Let me know if you make the pasta dish!!!

Wish me luck....there is a prize being drawn from the entries...:o)


                                    Cheers!  :o)
                                      linda
 



27 comments:

  1. My step-daughter was here last night and she is vegan and also does not eat wheat and about 100 other things. I made a vegetarian sauce and severed it over quinoa. I made it too spicy for her though and had to remake it.

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    1. ok......now......how about MY recipe....????
      Look any good???
      GEESH! hahaha!

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  2. Looks nice ! Wonderful photos of the process ! Thanks for sharing . Getting chilly and windy here now ! Have a good day !

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    1. Thanks Elaine....give it a try!!

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  3. How do I get inside the computer to get this delicious food out!! It looks amazing Linda. Loving the pyrex too!! I can spot it anywhere. Happy pasta days. xx

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    1. Well...Amy...Those bowls...8 in total...were FREE!!!!! Siting at the side of the road out by the cottage...of course, they came inside to live with me!! haha!
      They are so handy...a great size!!

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  4. Good luck! These recipes look delicious. I've always thought your salad looked great and now this pasta dish looks really good as well. Thanks!

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    1. You could include this on one of your meatless mondays!!

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  5. As soon as I saw that beautiful garlic I knew I was in for a treat! (can garlic be beautiful I wonder:) Just the right dish for the Pasta Party Linda. It looks so refreshing yet hardy and comforting no matter what Mother Nature throws our way. (chilly I hear is on the way:)

    I'm so glad you could make it to the Pasta Party. Your number for the drawing is twenty #20. Wait until you see the assortment of pasta dishes we have coming to the party. Thank you so much for sharing, Linda...Good Luck! Enjoy your time with little Miss V.

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    1. You are welcome ~~louise~~...will be interesting to see the other recipes...
      Had a great day with Miss V....thanks for the thought!!

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  6. yummy, yummy, yummy ... do you deliver????

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    1. no........but I do offer "take out"....hahaha! start the car!!!

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  7. Sounds totally yummy and something I could make!

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    1. ABSOLUTELY...just with the gluten-free pasta for your boyfriend!

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  8. Oh, that looks perfectly wonderful!
    I love avocados too. Can't get enough of them in the summer.
    What a fun party!

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    1. We love avacadoes...all year long!!!
      I buy a lot of them while we are in Florida...
      Should be interesting to see the other recipes!

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  9. Your pasta salad looks so good! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  10. yum...I make something very similar and it is quite tasty! So colorful and fresh!

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    1. Yes....the freshness is the best!
      I also like thick spaghetti sauce, but this one is particularly delicious!

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  11. Love all the ingredients you used...so fresh!

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    1. Thought you would appreciate the fresh ingredients, Trish!!

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  12. wow this looks amazing!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Hi Anita....thanks for visiting...:o)

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  13. How did I miss these last two posts! First, the previous one....miss cutie pie in her owl cap. What a doll baby!!! And your pasta dish looks fabulous! Our Greg's are lucky men that their wives love to cook!!!
    xo Kris

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    1. They sure are lucky, Kris....and we are beautiful too!!! hahaha!

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  14. Interesting. I've been watching Pioneer Woman on the food network and she has some excellent pasta dishes in her 16 minute meals repertoire. Since I'm fresh out of ideas these days, I should get back into the groove. Thanks for the inspiration.

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