Monday, August 31, 2015

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta: Make It Monday

The best thing about this recipe is the flavor of the sauce! 
Tangy tomato and sweet pepper taste with the roasted aroma just fills up your taste buds. This version is healthy as the pasta I have used is wholewheat and organic. Also there is no cheese in it.

Red Pepper- 1 Medium
Tomatoes - 2 Medium
Pasta - 1 Cup Uncooked
Dry Basil - 1 Tsp
Garlic Finely Chopped- 5 Cloves
Green Chilies Chopped- 2 Medium or as per taste
Black Pepper - 1/2 Tsp
Salt- To taste
Olive oil- For Roasting & Frying
Chilly flakes- for garnish (optional)
Italian Seasoning - for garnish (Optional)
*Cheese - If you wish to add

1. Cut Red pepper, tomatoes and one onion into large pieces. Add a little olive oil and 1/2 tsp basil,and roast for about 20-30 minutes.

2. Boil and prepare the pasta.

3. Chop the other onion, Heat about 1 tbsp olive oil and fry chopped onion, garlic and chilies. Fry till onions are soft and translucent.
4. Add 1/2 tsp basil to this.
5. Once the roasting is done,Let it cool,peel off the skin from red peppers and tomatoes. Mix onion, tomatoes and peppers and grind into smooth paste. 
6. Add this paste to the fried onions. Cook for about 10 minutes.
7. Add the cooked pasta to this sauce.
8. Mix well, cook for 3-4 minutes.
9. Serve hot, garnish with herbs/cheese if you like.