Spaghetti with spinach, carrots and tomatoes


This is a lovely light summery kind of pasta recipe with colorful veggies. What I absolutely love about pasta is the way we can adapt it to our taste and the preferences of our children.

When ever I am requested to make this dish I always jump at the idea as it means I can power up the dish with so many veggies and to please the kid some cheese too.

I have never had the problem of making my kid to eat spinach in any form , but the varieties are limited in our cuisine so I make all my salads invariably with baby spinach as one of the ingredient and now with pasta too I continue the experiment. I do not like to Indianise the recipes and stick to original recipe.

Personally I do not tamper with the authentic recipes and my tweaking goes only  so far as to replace some similar ingredients but  will never use any Indian spices as some are wont to. Well tastes will differ.

Ingredients :

  • 200 grams spaghetti
  • 2  cherry tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 cup  fresh baby spinach chopped fine.
  • 2 small baby carrots diced.
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 -2 tsp minced garlic
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • A pinch of dried chives.

Method:

Bring  a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the pasta and cooke till al dente.
When cooked, drain the pasta in a colander and run cold water and keep aside.
Chop the tomatoes, baby spinach, carrots and in a large pan put the oil and add the vegetables to cook lightly and add the parsley, basil,garlic,chives,salt and toss well, add the pasta and toss again till coated well.
Serve with grated Parmesan.

Comments

  1. Varsha Samule Rajkumar says

    Radha, your dish does look tempting !

    I'm curious… I don't usually use parsley and basil together, as I felt the flavours get mixed up and you can't relish either properly. It's either parsley or basil. How did it taste here ?

  2. says

    Well , My daughter loved the dish and as I dont use both so often am not able to tell which works well . The recipe had both , so I used both and happened to have some, you can leave it out , if you want. thanks Varsha for the interest:)

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