I am sure everyone knows pasta. Those plain white or yellowish and sometimes colorful, combinations of wheat flour, water and eggs as well. Have you made your own pasta at home? It is simple actually, but you need a pasta maker to make it into shapes. Anyway we are not going to make fresh pasta today, but we are going to cook vegetarian warm pasta salad.
We do a lot of traveling with our motor-home, or RV some people might call it, so having quick and easy meals is sometimes the best option after a whole day exploring a city or a town. Here is where dry pasta comes in handy to have in our cupboard when we traveling. It lasts longer than fresh pasta and is useful as an emergency food or just for carbohydrate when we need it. I am not a big eating out person, so even after a whole day exploring a city or sometimes walk up a hill in the country side, I choose to make my own dinner. This one we made just at the outskirts of Malmo last year.
Here is all you need to make this colorful delicious warm pasta salad for two:
70 gr dry fusilli.
1/2 cup sliced green bell pepper.
1/2 cup sliced yellow bell pepper.
1/2 cup sliced red bell pepper.
50 gr fresh mangetout. (wash and drain it with a paper towel).
100 gr button mushroom.( sliced to your liking).
1 piece of yellow onion. (sliced to your liking).
1 stalk of celery. (sliced to your liking).
1 tablespoon olive oil.
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Enough water to cook the pasta
Cook the pasta according to package instructions. set aside.
In a wok or big frying pan, heat up the olive oil and cook the onions until fragrant, add in those peppers, mushroom and the mangetout. Stir it occasionally until those vegetables are fully cooked.
Each to their own, but I personally like my vegetables not overcooked, I like them still a little bit crunchy when I bite into them.
When the vegetables are cooked, add in the pasta, and stir it well. Season it with salt and pepper and serve it warm. You can add fresh basil or parsley if you like. Also you can use any other vegetables that are available in your local area.