If you’ve been a subscriber to the blog, you’ll probably already know this little trick we do here. Most of my pasta dishes contain more veggies by weight and volume than actual pasta. And here’s why. Vibrant seasonal veggies contain so many more healthy nutrients than pasta, and yet pasta, bless it’s delicious heart, becomes as the perfect carrier for these beauties.
So I often switch the proportions. More veggies, less pasta. And guess what? My body loves this combo. In fact, when I limit the dairy, and totally cut out the meat, my body actually seems to digest pasta much easier. Of course we are all different, so don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself and see!
Try using this simple healthy technique with your own favorite pasta recipes…. or some of these Veggie Forward Pasta Dishes below.
Spring Orzo Pasta with Asparagus, Lemon and Dill– serve this warm as quick flavorful entree or chilled as a side salad.
Orecchiette with Broccoli Sauce – a simple vegetarian pasta dish loaded with so much broccoli it melts down into a sauce. Originally form Tuscany.
Cruciferous Pasta- a simple vegan pasta dish loaded with cruciferous vegetables like brussel spouts, broccoli and cauliflower with garlic, lemon zest and chili flakes. | www.feastingathom.com
Spring Pasta Salad with Morels ( or other mushrooms) Asparagus and Lemon Parsley Dressing
A delicious recipe for Spring Pea Pasta with truffle oil, lemon and mint. Flavorful and simple to make, this can be served warm or chilled.
Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Toasted Walnuts, Garlic, Parsley and Lemon!
Garlicky Chard Pasta with lemon and toasted bread crumbs- a light and healthy vegan 30 minute meal.
Beet Noodles with Yogurt and Dill – using beets as the noodle, this dish actually actually no pasta! But you wont miss it! A simple vegetarian, gluten-free meal that can be made in 20 minutes!
Thai Noodle Salad with peanut sauce – loaded up with healthy veggies and the BEST peanut sauce eeeeeeeeeever! Vegan & Gluten-Free
Sesame Cabbage Noodles A simple, delicious and healthy recipe thats mostly veggies with rice noodles, scallions cilantro and crunchy roasted peanuts. Vegan, Gluten-free!
Jade Noodles– an Asian soba noodle recipe loaded up with seasonal veggies and a sesame dressing.
Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad with Sweet Chili Vinaigrette & Roasted peanuts – bursting with flavor and healthy and light!
Kung Pao Noodles with cauliflower, with a flavorful Kung Pao Sauce.