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Fusilli Fresca



Fusilli Fresca, originally uploaded by speedvegan.

Most of you have heard me rave about my favorite restaurant, Sublime. There were some changes/additions to the menu after its re-opening. One of the additions is a dish called Fusilli Fresca. It’s basically fusilli (or spiral) pasta with broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes in a balsamic sauce. Although delicious, I didn’t think the ingredients lived up to its name, so I created my own version.

8 oz whole wheat fusilli pasta
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 ripe tomato, finely chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 head broccoli, in florets
1/4 cup basil leaves
fresh ground pepper (to taste)
salt (to taste)

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. Heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Saute garlic for a minute. Stir in the tomato and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Add pepper and broccoli. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until veggies reach desired tenderness.

4. Stir in the pasta, basil leaves, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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  1. July 17, 2006 at 21:59 | #1

    I love broccoli with pasta, I’ll definitely try this one!

  2. K
    July 17, 2006 at 22:09 | #2

    Love the curly pasta. Looks divine, SV!

  3. July 18, 2006 at 16:13 | #3

    Pasta + broccoli = a match made in heaven.

  4. K
    July 20, 2006 at 13:32 | #4

    Hope you’re having a good week, SV…

  5. July 20, 2006 at 17:02 | #5

    Looks lovely… you can’t go wrong with those ingredients.

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