#cookinginseason Pasta with Roasted Summer Squash, Sweet Corn and Fresh Herbs. 🙆
Dig into the succulent zucchini that is part of this dish! Penne with in season vegetables that are at their peak in flavour and nutrition - seasoned and roasted summer squash, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs such as #basil and #oregano . The vegetables in this dish are roasted until caramelized, livening up a savoury bowl of pasta.
Here's how to cook this.
4 cups #cherrytomatoes
2 large #zucchinis , halved lengthwise then sliced crosswise
1 large red #onion , chopped
4 cloves #garlic , crushed
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Kernels from 2 ears of #corn
2 cups #penne , preferably whole wheat
1/3 cup fresh #basil leaves, chopped
1 tbsp fresh #oregano , finely chopped
Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
#Walnuts , crushed (use as desired; you can also substitute with Parmesan)
Preheat oven to 450°F.
In a large bowl, mix together zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil and stir until vegetables are evenly coated. Transfer to baking sheet and spread in an even layer.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Stir in the corn and bake for another 12 - 15 minutes, until the vegetables are sweet and golden brown. Stir minimally while baking in order to allow for the vegetables to caramelize.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted boiling water to boil over high heat. Stir in the pasta, then adjust heat to maintain a low boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Drain and return pasta to pot.
Add the caramelized vegetables, along with 1 tbsp of olive oil, stir gently and combine. Gently stir in the basil and oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve topped with walnuts and enjoy.
Prep and cook time: 50 minutes
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