Friday, March 25, 2011

Pasta with Oven-Roasted Vegetables

This is one of my favorite pasta recipes.  It is great for summertime, especially if you have home-grown veggies!  You can add any other vegetables you'd like in here too.

2 TB olive oil
2 TB red wine vinegar
2 TB chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cayenne (or to taste)
1 tsp salt
2 zucchinis, quarted lengthwise
2 medium red onions, quartered
2 red bell peppers, cored and seeded
3 or 4 portobello mushrooms, stems removed
1 lb linguine or spaghetti

In a large bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, parsley, oregano, cayenne, and salt.  (If you've used a lot of extra veggies, and/or if you like it a little more "saucy", double the amounts given to make sure it's all well-coated)  Set aside.

Preheat the oven broiler, and cook your pasta until al dente.

Arrange the vegetables on a baking pan.  Broil until they are tender, around 5 minutes per side.  Remove them when they are done, and transfer to a cutting board.  Let them cool slightly, and then coursely chop.  Toss the vegetables with the dressing.  When the pasta is done and drained, toss it with the roasted vegetables and serve immediately.

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