Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fresh from the Garden Pasta

This is a recipe I created while improvising with all the yummy stuff coming out of the garden. While you can of course use stuff from the grocery store, garden fresh is always best! This one is simple, easy, affordable, healthy, and delicious. That makes it a perfect recipe folks!
*As a side note, you can easily make this one vegetarian by omitting the chicken.

Fresh from the Garden Pasta
(Since this was an improvisation, I didn't measure, but I'll do my best to estimate!)
1 lb. chicken
4-5 ripe tomatoes, diced
1 medium zucchini or 2-3 small (the small ones taste better)
extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion
2-3 cloves garlic
1 lb. whole grain pasta (I used spaghettini. I think penne would work well with this too.)
Parmesan cheese

Put a large pot of salted water on to boil. Once water is boiling, add pasta. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, dice the onion, mince the garlic and saute all of it in olive oil until chicken is almost done. Add salt and pepper along the way. Add a little more olive oil and tomatoes. Let cook until tomatoes break down some. Add zucchini and cook until zucchini is done. Toss with cooked pasta. Serve with lots of Parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper on top.

1 comment:

Jared and Heather said...

Too funny, Jared and I came up with the exact same recipe, minus the tomatoes and onion add roasted red pepper and we squeeze fresh lemon on top. So yummy!