No-cream pasta primavera

 

Ingredients:

1 (12 ounce) package penne pasta

1 yellow squash, chopped

1 zucchini, chopped

1 carrot, julienned

1/2 red bell pepper, julienned

1/2 pint grape tomatoes

1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed & cut into 1″ pieces

5 spears asparagus, trimmed & cut into 1 ” pieces

1/4 cup olive oil, divided

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper

1/2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp Italian seasoning

1 tbsp butter

1/4 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 tsp lemon zest

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

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Method of preparation:

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until al dente; drain.

In a bowl, toss squash, zucchini, carrot, red bell pepper, tomatoes, green beans, and asparagus with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning. Arrange vegetables on the baking sheet, and roast 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until tender.

Heat remaining olive oil and butter in a large skillet. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook until tender. Mix in cooked pasta, lemon zest, basil, parsley, and balsamic vinegar. Gently toss and cook until heated through. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with roasted vegetables and sprinkle with Romano cheese to serve.

Recipe courtesy of http://allrecipes.com/ published in Sweet Clover Market’s March 27 e-newsletter.