Had bought Brussel Sprouts few days back and was wondering what to make with them. It is one of my favourite vegetables, following close on the heels of Bitter gourd. So finally decided I shall make pasta for dinner. Here is how I made it,
Preparation Time: 10mins
Cooking time- 30mins
Serves – 2.5 pax [there was half a cup leftover, which Floppy gobbled up in a flash]
2 cups of Penne/Fusilli pasta [had some of both and so mixed em up]
10 – 12 Brussels sprouts [depends on the size… cut them in half/quarter ]
1 cup of Broccoli florets [broken into smaller pieces]
1/2 Yellow Bell pepper [capsicum- cut into big chunks]
Green olives [ chopped up small]
Salt & Italian herbs[ of your choice- optional]
2 tsp Lime zest
1/4 cup grated cheese
Garlic [ optional]
1) In a pan, bring water to boil with salt & some olive oil. Add pasta and let it cook [ should take about 10-15mins max].
Strain and keep aside.
2) Take an oven tray- Put the broccoli, sprouts, capsicum – sprinkle salt, herbs, lime zest and drizzle olive oil. Mix them all up well.
Slide into the Oven and let it roast for 10mins, or until the veggies are cooked but have a bite to them.
[you can add garlic with skin on, I dint cos gramma doesnt eat ]
3) In a pan, add some olive oil, toss in the veggies, the pasta , olives and finally the cheese. Just sir for a second and serve hot… Ta da, dinner is served!