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May 31, 2017

Easy Springtime Vegetable Pasta Primavera #ForWhatMattersMost

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Pasta Primavera is an easy and versatile Springtime dish. Sauteed vegetables and pasta are topped with lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Any protein can be added for a heartier dish.

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As the weather gets warmer, my family and I are outside more often. Whether it's playing in the yard, going in the pool, or tending to our plants, we are enjoying the warm sunshine. We have an amazing herb garden that I absolutely love. Fresh herbs are essential in my cooking and baking, and Spring is a great time to get an herb garden started.

Easy Springtime Vegetable Pasta Primavera from LoveandConfections.com #ForWhatMattersMost

We have basil, Italian and curly parsley, rosemary, oregano, and mint. Nothing compares to the taste of fresh herbs in your dishes, but they have to start somewhere. After getting soil, plants, and seeds, it takes a little bit of work to get your garden set up. Sometimes I get a little too overzealous outside and have a sore back, but Extra Strength TYLENOL® from Target helps me get back into the garden with powerful relief of headaches, back pain and more.

Easy Springtime Vegetable Pasta Primavera from LoveandConfections.com #ForWhatMattersMost

My pasta primavera would not be complete without some delicious herbs from my garden. It is easy to customize the flavors, herbs and spices to your liking. I used parsley in my dish, but basil and oregano could easily be added for more flavor. I created this with just vegetables, as an easy side dish or stand alone meal, but chicken, beef, pork or shrimp can be added easily. 

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or learning something new, it's always good to read up on proper care of your herbs. Make sure you don't over water them, they are in the correct amount of sunlight, and in a pot or bed big enough for them to grow. Take care of your herbs, and you will have a delicious garden to cook with!


I hope you enjoy my easy and delicious pasta primavera. When used as directed, for adults and children 12 years and older, Extra Strength TYLENOL® temporarily relieves minor aches and pains and temporarily reduces fever. Get out there and garden this Spring with help from TYLENOL®!



Easy Springtime Vegetable Pasta Primavera

Love and Confections
Published 05/31/2017
Pasta Primavera is an easy and versatile Springtime dish. Sauteed vegetables and pasta are topped with lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Any protein can be added for a heartier dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pasta
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 cup roughly chopped spinach
  • 1 cup diced grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • Parmesan cheese and parsley to garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package, reserving some pasta water.
  2. While pasta cooks, saute broccoli, asparagus and carrots in a large skillet with tight fitting lid in 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Place lid on and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add half the pasta water an the spinach and tomatoes. Cook another 3-5 minutes until all the vegetables are cooked through.
  3. Add in cooked pasta, seasonings and lemon juice. Stir to combine and heat through. Top with parmesan and parsley and serve
Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 5 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.


Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!


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1 comment:

  1. That dish sounds delicious and so easy! #client

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