Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Fresh Vegetable Sauce
VEGETARIAN
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Fresh Vegetable Sauce - Buon Appetito!

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Fresh Vegetable Sauce - Buon Appetito!

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  • 10.5 oz. (300 g.) whole wheat spaghetti
  • ½ medium onion, sliced Julienne style
  • 1 shallot, sliced Julienne style
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ carrot, minced
  • 12 red and yellow mini peppers (or 3 large bell peppers), sliced Julienne style
  • 4 small bok choy, sliced
  • ¼ head of lettuce, sliced
  • 12 Kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Sea salt to taste
  1. In a non-stick Teflon frying pan sauté onion, shallot and garlic with EVOO on medium-low fire for about 5 minutes.
  2. Wash and mince carrot, add to frying pan and cook for about 10 minutes
  3. Wash and slice mini peppers, add to frying pan and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add sliced bok choy, lettuce, chopped olives and cook for 15 more minutes..
  5. In the meantime cook spaghetti according to package in 3 quarts of salted water.
  6. Drain al dente (slightly undercooked, according to American taste) and transfer to serving bowl.
  7. Add sauce, mix, and adjust salt as needed.
  8. Serve with grated Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano, or aged Pecorino Romano cheese.
  9. As a final touch, drizzle your flavored EVOO on top of individual plates (optional).

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Fresh Vegetable Sauce: Onion, shallot and garlic    Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Fresh Vegetable Sauce: Add carrot

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Fresh Vegetable Sauce: Add peppers, bok choy, lettuce and chopped olives    Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Fresh Vegetable Sauce ready to be served
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  • Instead of spaghetti you may use your favorite kind of dried pasta.
  • For a vegan version, just do not add grated cheese when serving.
  • Pair with a fresh, young white wine or a sparkling wine, such as Prosecco or Franciacorta from Italy.
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