Yum, pasta! I love a good pasta dish, but it is so hard for me to eat small quantities of pasta. I saw this recipe from Comfort of Cooking and saw adapting it as a great way to combine with love of pasta (but only using a 1/2 pound of pasta for 4 servings) with some healthy, tasty veggies. This was a huge hit in our house!!
1/2 pound whole wheat pasta (I used linguine)
1/4 cup olive oil, divided, plus more for grilling
3 small red potatoes, cut in half and sliced
1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
1 small eggplant, cut into thick slices
3 tomatoes, cut into thick slices
3 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tbs dried parsley
Salt, pepper, garlic powder
In a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain pasta and add to large pasta bowl.
Heat a grill pan (it was raining, so outside grilling was a no-go) to medium-high; lightly oil hot grill. Add vegetables, and sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Turn occasionally until browned and tender. Transfer vegetables to a cutting board and let cool slightly.
Roughly chop vegetables and add to pasta. Add 2 tablespoons of balsamic; mix. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with parsley. Serve hot/warm.
And apparently, I make weird faces…thanks for these pictures Austin