Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Giada's Pasta with Carrots and Peas

A simple pasta dish with carrots and peas and a light tomato sauce made with tomato paste.
A simple pasta dish with carrots and peas and a light tomato sauce made with tomato paste.

Giada's Pasta with Carrots and Peas

This is a meatless dish that I watched Giada de Laurentiis make one day on the Food Network channel. She used linguine, but I didn't have any in the pantry, so I used a combination of Barilla Plus and regular spaghetti pasta.

I was actually surprised to find that it made a very good sauce using no tomatoes - only tomato paste - in fact, that's exactly why I wanted to give it a try, and ya know, it worked!

Tomato paste, a few standard seasonings, and pasta water ... so simple, yet quite flavorful!

It's a light and perfect dish when you don't want a heavy meal to weigh you down, or if you happen to be observing Lent.

Don't forget to reserve some of the pasta water - you'll need it!

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