Warm Macaroni and Veggie Salad

Ingredients

2 roasted red peppers – sliced
1 bunch of scallions – chopped
3 cloves of garlic - chopped
3 plum tomatoes – blanched and chopped
½ cup chopped olives
½ cup fresh basil – chopped
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. dried oregano
1 lb. of your favorite macaroni
Grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
Olive oil

Preparation

1
Preheat Oven 350 degrees:
2
Place the peppers on a pan in the oven and roast for 20 - 25 minutes. Remove and let cool before slicing.
3
Bring a small pot of water to a simmer and add the tomatoes. Simmer for a minute or two until the skin gets slightly wrinkled. Remove from the water and let cool before gently removing the skin and chopping.
4
Heat a large frying pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the scallions, garlic and tomatoes. Sauté on low until the scallions are tender. Add the olives, basil and seasonings. Gently simmer while preparing the macaroni.
5
Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, grated cheese and dash of extra red pepper flakes.

 



Added:

July 3, 2013

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