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  • Serves: 8 Servings

Slim Red and Green Pasta

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Category: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Main Dish, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 2 1/2 lb Red bell peppers
  • -or- Fresh pimentos -OR-
  • 20 oz -- Roasted red peppers -OR-
  • -- canned/jarred pimentos
  • -- (whole or sliced)
  • 1 c Thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 cn Low-sodium garbanzos (1 lb)
  • -- drained
  • 3/4 c Chopped fresh basil leaves
  • -OR-
  • 1/4 c -Dried basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 tb Chopped fresh tarragon
  • -OR-
  • 1 1/2 ts -Dried tarragon
  • 3 tb Drained canned capers
  • 1 lb Dried curly pasta
  • -- (armoniche, rotelle)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Place fresh bell peppers in a 10- by 15-inch pan. Broil about 3 inches
below heat, turning until skins are blackened all over, 15 to 17 minutes.
Let cool, then pull off skins, remove stems, and rinse off seeds. (Drain
and seed canned peppers.)

Finely chop peppers in a food processor or with a knife. Place in a 3- to
4-quart pan over medium-high heat with onions, garbanzos, basil, tarragon,
and capers; stir often until steaming, 5 to 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, fill a 5- to 6-quart pan 3/4 full of water; cover and bring to a
boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook, uncovered, until barely tender to
bite, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain pasta and pour into a wide, shallow bowl. Spoon
pepper mixture onto pasta. Mix to serve; season to taste with salt and

Per serving: 299 cal. (6 percent from fat); 12 g protein; 2 g fat (0.2 g
sat); 60 g carbo.; 198 mg sodium; 0 mg chol.

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