Monday, August 31, 2009

Pasta Primavera

1/2 pound Basque Chorizo (or other flavorful sausage)
1 large onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 carrots, diced
3 stalks celery, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups zucchini, chopped

4-6 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped (I used 3 small Early Girls, 1 lg. Mortgage Lifter, 8 Juliettes (large variety of grape tomato), and 10 yellow cherry tomatoes. Variety improves the sauce.

Italian Seasoning
lemon juice (just a splash)
Pasta of your choice

Saute the chorizo with onions, celery, garlic, pepper, and carrots (until translucent). Add zucchini and tomatoes and season to taste. Simmer for about half an hour. Prepare pasta according to package directions. We use about a pound of dry pasta- either spaghetti or bowtie. Add the cooked pasta to the vegetables. We serve this dish with cheese sprinkled over the individual servings. Add a salad and some fresh bread and this makes a lovely summer dinner!