What comes to your mind when you think of Italian food? ~ Of course, it’s Pasta!
Everyday Pasta with breadcrumbs
When I run out of ideas or want a change in cuisine from my everyday Indian food, the easiest and the most relished Italian is what comes to mind. You can make very simple pasta’s with just couple of ingredients yet eat a delicious, healthy and satisfying meal. These days pasta’s are available not just from those unhealthy unbleached flour but in whole wheat, quinoa, multi-grain, spinach, tomatoes and much more. They are healthy and has a lot of flavor. All you need is to toss them with just minimal ingredients and wah-laa, you have meal ready in no time that can satisfy any palette.
Toasted multi-grain breadcrumbs
Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add a handful of salt to it as this is the only time to get the flavor the pasta. Drop the pasta and let is cook al dente. Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan, add the pepper flakes, then the crushed garlic, sauté until the aroma is infused in the oil. Now add the peppers and sauté. Add the green onions, dried basil, salt and pepper. As soon as the pasta is cooked, toss it in. Toss the breadcrumbs and roasted garlic. Serve hot.
Delicious Everyday Pasta with breadcrumbs and roasted garlic
1. I ground multi-grain bread myself for the breadcrumbs and toasted it in the oven at 350F degrees for about 2 – 3 minutes, cooled it before tossing it in the pasta.
2. I used whole wheat pasta.
3. Add whole cloves of garlic and let it slow cook in olive oil for about 15 minutes, then add a tsp of water and let it further cook for about 5 – 10 mins to get the roasted garlic.