To make this side dish a meal, add chopped cooked chicken or shrimp to it.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: 1 cup
2 cups whole wheat rotini or penne pasta, uncooked
1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
2 zucchini, sliced ¼ inch thick lengthwise
1 small eggplant, peeled and sliced ½ inch thick lengthwise
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut in half lengthwise
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped oregano
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free brown rice or quinoa pasta.
From graduation parties, to Fourth of July picnics, to good old-fashioned backyard barbeques – we can help celebrate summer with healthy and fun food!
Planning a summer picnic or barbeque? Consider offering some dishes that are on the lighter side.
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