One-Pot Pasta Primavera with Summer Veggies & Ricotta
As I write this submit, I’m coming off eight days of consuming completely al dente pasta tossed with recent mozzarella or ricotta and doused in ungodly quantities of the perfect olive oil I’ve ever tasted.
Sure my pals, such a heavenly image may solely occur in Italy, and Adam and I lived it up and ate as a lot pasta as two individuals may deal with throughout our trip in Capri and Rome.
At present on the lengthy flight residence, I’ve to confess that I’m sensing a teensy little bit of a detox approaching… however I’ve a sense that by this weekend, I’ll be able to take among the meals inspiration I gathered from the journey out for a spin.
This recipe’s technique is decidedly untraditional, however I prefer to assume that it has a little bit of the Italian carefree spirit, since its lightening-fast cook dinner time frees you from the range so you may get exterior and revel in a summer time night (with an Aperol Spritz in hand – I fell in love with them this journey, extra to come back on that.) I’ve at all times shied away from one-pot pasta recipes the place you don’t drain the water assuming it will lead to both a soggy texture or too al dente, however I made a decision to provide it a attempt, and boy was I shocked at how amazingly scrumptious it got here collectively.
That is an infinitely adaptable recipe that means that you can swap in and swap out no matter veggies you’ve gotten readily available – and as demonstrated by the peas on this one, frozen veggies are good for cooking proper together with the pasta. No must even thaw them beforehand. Simply remember the fact that completely different veggies cook dinner at completely different speeds, so the tougher veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, and bell peppers are going to wish extra time to melt up than tomatoes and peas, which I choose to throw in only a couple minutes in the beginning’s prepared in order that they barely soften, with out shedding their form.
That is summertime cooking at its most interesting — shiny, zesty, and so easy it’s virtually surprising how good it’s.