Saturday, May 26, 2012


Recipe Type: Pasta, Bell Peppers, Garlic, Basil, Capers
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
Prep time: 25 min


1 (16-ounce) package uncooked fettuccini pasta
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 large cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 large sweet yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and julienned
1 large sweet red bell pepper, cored, seeded and julienned
1 large sweet orange bell pepper, cored, seeded and julienned
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup fresh parsley or
basil leaves, chopped
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
1/4 cup
capers, drained
1 tablespoon coarse
salt or coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon freshly-ground
black pepper or to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions: drain and return to pan to keep warm. Learn How To Cook Pasta Properly.
In a large, heavy skillet heat the olive oil. Add garlic and bell peppers (yellow, red & orange), and cook for 10 minutes, stirring continuously. Add pine nuts and cook approximately 4 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Gradually stir in basil or parsley. Add olives and capers and heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
In a serving bowl, toss the sauce mixture with prepared pasta.
Makes 4 to 6 servings. 

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