Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Power Pasta

I play a lot of tennis on week nights after work, so when I get back at 8 or 9 I'm usually starving! I can't bring myself to pick up something even on those days though, so I like to throw together a quick pasta with lots of veggies to fill me up. Try this vegetarian Power Pasta next time you need to fuel up!

Power Pasta

1 pound spaghetti

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup red onion, diced
1 zucchini, chopped

1 yellow squash, chopped
1 green bell pepper, halved, seeded and cut in strips

1 red bell pepper, halved, seeded and cut in strips

1/2 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 cup parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Boil a pot of water and cook spaghetti until al dente; drain and set aside. While pasta cooks, heat a large non stick skillet on medium heat. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil then add garlic and onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add zucchini, squash, bell pepper and cook another 5 minutes.

Place spaghetti and cooked veggies in a large bowl. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, parmesan and salt and pepper and toss to coat. Enjoy!


Brittney said...


You know how I tend to overeat the wrong things after working out...perhaps I will try this instead of eating brownies while I wait 40 minutes for my chicken breast to bake (effectively negating my workout).


Ben said...

That is a nice pasta and congrats for making your own dinners even after playing tennis. That's what gives results in the long run, right?