Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Summer Pasta Dishes


Pasta dishes filled with greens, veggies and light sauces are my go to when it starts hitting triple digits. Great and easy for family and friends entertaining or a quick and simple meal for a Friday night in with your significant other. Feast on this yummy summery pasta dish.  

Ingredients:
200g Linguine
1/2 cup of walnuts
1 clove garlic
I cup parsley leaves (plus extra for garnish)
1/3 cup grated parmesan (plus extra for garnish)
4 tablesppons olive oil
1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid from pasta
Salt and Pepper

Instruction:
Put a big pot of water on to boil, add salt. While water comes to temperature, lightly toast walnuts in a pan, then chop into pieces. Roughly chop parsley leaves, grate parmesan and finely chop garlic. Set aside.
Cook pasta according to package instructions. Before you drain your pasta, reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Drain pasta.
In the saucepan you cooked the pasta in, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook the garlic till lightly golden. Add parsley and walnuts and stir to meld flavours for a minute.
Return the pasta to the pot. Add the rest of the olive oil and enough cooking liquid to help coat the pasta with the other ingredients as you combine over a low flame. Add the parmesan and stir to create a creamy coating on the pasta.
Season to taste and garnish with extra parsley and parmesan to serve.

(images and recipe via simple provisions)