Simple Veggie Pasta

Veggie Pasta

This pasta speaks Spring.

It’s light, packed with veggies, and topped with fresh basil.  Plus, its quick to make for those busy nights.

Veggie Pasta

I’m a lover of pasta: it’s tasty and full of yummy carbs.

This pasta was created after trying out the Banza Chickpea Spaghetti noodles I bought from the store. The brand of pasta caught my attention because it had 25 grams of protein; which is almost twice as much as the average spaghetti. These noodles are vegan and gluten-free and made with chickpea flour, and they taste actually like pasta should.

When making the pasta, I wasn’t in the mood for a thick sauce, so I sautéed some veggies and topped it with fresh lemon juice and basil. I was so yummy and knew I had to share the recipe here for you to try, and I hope you all love it too!

Until next time friends, Namaste. 

Veggie Pasta

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Veggie Pasta
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Simple Veggie Pasta

This Simple Veggie Pasta is light, packed with veggies and topped with fresh basil.  Plus, its quick to make for those busy nights. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 556 kcal
Author Eat. Love. Namaste

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 zucchini sliced
  • 1 cup baby broccoli, or broccolini
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • pinch of black pepper and salt plus more to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup basil chopped

To Serve

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil (for cooking the pasta) and add 1 Tbsp olive oil and a generous pinch of salt. Cook pasta according to package instructions.

  2. Heat a large rimmed skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, onion, zucchini, red tomatoes, and broccoli. Sautée for 5 minutes, and then add garlic and seasoning: pinch of black pepper and salt. Stir and sauté for 5 -7 minutes, or until veggies are tender and tomatoes are bursting.

  3. Once pasta is cooked, add ¼ cup of the pasta water to the veggies, and the juice of 1 lemon. Drain the pasta and add directly to the veggies and toss to combine. Season with additional black pepper, salt, red chili flakes, and fresh chopped basil.

  4. Serve immediately and top with extra lemon juice for acidity, red chili flakes for heat, and vegan parmesan cheese (optional) for extra flavor

Recipe Notes

Best when fresh, though leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 2 days.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Veggie Pasta
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Potassium 1207mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 17g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 40.1%
Vitamin C 188.1%
Calcium 11.2%
Iron 16.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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