Pasta Vert

Healthy Pasta Vert Stir Fry recipe with Avocado, Zucchini, Asparagus and snap peas

This healthy stir-fry type pasta recipe is a simple way to add more vegetables into the pasta-lovers diet without skimping on flavor.

-Jessica

1 box whole wheat pasta (any type works fine), cooked
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups asparagus, woody ends removed, and chopped in 2-inch segments
2 cups sugar snap peas or snow peas
1 cup zucchini, cut in half and sliced in 1/4” slices
½ cup pesto (or to taste) – see pesto recipe in the sauces/condiments section
1 large avocado, cut into bite-sized chunks
1/3 cup pine nuts (optional)

 

BOIL PASTA: Cook pasta according to manufacturers directions.
SAUTE VEGETABLES: Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat for 1 minute.  Add asparagus, pea pods, and zucchini and sautee, stirring often for 4 minutes or until crisp-tender and bright green.
COMBINE: In a large bowl (or in the pasta pot), add the pesto to the cooked and drained pasta and stir until it is well-coated. Add sauteed vegetables.
FINISH: When plated, top with avocado chunks and pine nuts.

 

4 Responses to Pasta Vert

  1. Anna Gardiner says:

    Making this this week! Let you know how it turns out! 🙂

  2. Anna Gardiner says:

    Made this tonight! SO YUMMY! Gareth usually has to have meat in his food, but he was a-okay with this not having meat. Super tasty and so quick! Will definitely make this again!

  3. Mary Weenig says:

    This pasta recipe is delicious….warm and cold. My entire family and their teenage friends gobbled it up. I will definitely make this again.

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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