June 22nd, 2011
The joys of working from home! By far the best thing about working from my home office is lunchtime. I usually eat a good lunch whether in the office or working from home, but last night's leftovers will never compare to a freshly made meal. As always, the inspiration for this particular meal was the contents of my refrigerator. The only thing between you and delicious lunch is a bit of undressed leftover pasta, a few fresh vegetables and some staple pantry items. Even better yet, you're looking at no more than 5 minutes once vegetables are prepped, 15-20 if you do not have any cooked pasta on hand.
Get as creative as you like with this one. No broccoli or asparagus? Replace with zucchini or green beans. Want a little protein? Add some sausage or shrimp. The possibilities are endless! Let us know what you come up with.
Quick Pasta with Broiled Veggies Recipe
Asparagus spears, cut into 1 inch pieces
½ tbsp oil (for cooking) - I use coconut oil
1 small shallot or 2 green onions (white parts only), sliced thin
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes (in oil or reconstituted in water), chopped
2 c cooked pasta
Juice of one lemon wedge
- Toss broccoli and asparagus in oil, salt and pepper. Cook under broiler for 5 minutes.
- While vegetables are cooking, heat oil in pan and saute onions and garlic. Add red pepper flakes.
- Add sun-dried tomatoes and cooked pasta and toss until warm.
- Add brocolli and asparagus, top with parmesan cheese and lemon juice.