Pasta Primavera

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Recipe: Pasta Primavera

Summary: Many recipes for pasta primavera call for a cream sauce – but ours is a lighter version that allows the fresh flavors of the vegetables to really shine! A delicious and flavorful dressing is made from extra virgin olive oil and a variety of fresh herbs, and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese completes the dish.

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 4 ounces carrot sticks
  • 4 ounces zucchini squash sticks
  • 4 ounces summer squash sticks
  • 4 ounces orange bell pepper strips
  • 4 ounces yellow bell pepper strips
  • 4 ounces onion strips
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • ½ pound tri-color spiral pasta (or other pasta of your choice)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 4 ounces broccoli florets
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 cup drained, pitted black olives
  • 4 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

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