Smoky Vegetables Over Pasta

simple vegetarian recipes

I came up with smoky vegetables over pasta on the fly.  After coming home from the farmers' market totally famished, I stir fried a few veggies in my cast iron skillet and seasoned them with liquid smoke and fresh herbs. Having leftover pasta in the fridge was a plus to making this a super quick lunch.

HERE'S ALL IT TAKES

enough for 3 servings

  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 6 to 8 mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Greek oregano, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • cooked pasta for 3
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, heat enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.  Add onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, oregano and liquid smoke; cook until onions are tender.  Remove from heat.

Toss in fresh chopped parsley.  Toss vegetables with cooked pasta.  Season with oil, salt and pepper.