Pasta Primavera

DF if w/out parmesan cheese, V if w/out chicken, GF

need a good recipe for valentine’s day? i think this might be it, it was for me.  it has a rainbow of vegetables, lean chicken, and pasta.  serve with a side salad and crusty bread.  but don’t forget to leave room for something amazing for dessert like brownie pudding!

pasta primavera
3 garlic cloves
2 cups carrots, cut into strips
4 small zucchini, cut into half moons
2 yellow pepper, cut into strips
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper
1 pound pasta
2 cooked chicken breasts, diced into bit size pieces
juice of 2 lemons
1/2 cup parmesan
fresh basil for garnish

preheat oven to 375 degrees. on a large baking sheet, toss all of the vegetables with the oil, salt, and pepper. arrange evenly over the baking sheets and bake for 20 minutes, tossing half way through.

meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package instructions. drain and reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

toss the pasta with the vegetable mixture, chicken, reserved cooking liquid, juice of 2 lemons, and parmesan in a large bowl. season with salt and pepper, to taste. sprinkle with the basil and serve immediately.

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