Asian Inspired Pasta Primavera- anti-cancer recipes- cook for your life
Asian Pasta Primavera
Servings: 6
Prep time: 40
Total time: 40 minutes

This Asian inspired Pasta Primavera is a fabulous mash-up of Asian and Italian noodle cooking. It brings together the veggie-centric best of these two wonderful culinary traditions in a way that makes it deliciously easy to get those cancer fighting veggies on your plate. Enjoy!

Preparation

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook according to the package instructions. Reserve 2 cups of pasta water before draining.

2. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onions and garlic. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until onions begin to caramelize.

3. Add cauliflower, corn, kale, beans, peppers, and tomatoes to pan. Sauté for about 10
minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Add soy sauce and pasta water to pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 15
minutes, or until vegetables are cooked through and sauce is reduced.

5. Add pasta and Parmesan cheese to pan, tossing to combine. Garnish with parsley and
serve.

Xianfeng Luo, Drexel Food Lab
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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 medium cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • 2 ears of corn, kernels removed
  • 1 cup roughly chopped kale
  • ½ pound wax beans, trimmed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

Nutritional Information

Calories

448 cals

Fat

10 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

6 g

Carbohydrates

79 g

Sugar

6 g

Fiber

6 g

Protein

19 g

Sodium

785 mg

*per serving


Ann's Tips and Tricks

We recommend 2 ounces dry weight of pasta per person, so if you are making this for 6, cook just 12 ounces of pasta. Don’t change the vegetable amounts though, the more veggies the better!

 


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