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Buttons and bows pasta {Heart Healthy Recipe}

Ingredients :

  • 2C dry whole-wheat bowtie pasta (farfalle) (8 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced (about 1 clove)
  • 1 bag (16 oz) frozen peas and carrots
  • 2C low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 medium lemon, rinsed, for 1 tsp zest (use a grater to take a thin layer of skin off the lemon)
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Instruction :

In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over high heat.

Add pasta, and cook according to package directions. Drain.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil and garlic over medium heat in a large sauté pan. Cook until soft, but not browned.

Add peas and carrots. Cook gently until the vegetables are heated through.

In a bowl, combine chicken broth and cornstarch. Mix well. Add to pan with vegetables, and bring to a boil. Simmer gently for 1 minute.

Add parsley, pasta, lemon zest, and pepper. Toss gently, and cook until the pasta is hot.

Serve 2 cups of pasta and vegetables per portion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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