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March 27, 2013

Yummy Pasta With Spicy Salsa

Pasta is my all time favorite but with a spicy touch tough....
Original  pasta recipe  is a blend of all Italian herbs with loads of cheese in it , as I am not a favorite to cheese , I tried  a spicy recipe mixing both Italian herbs  and Mexican style which came out very well with the perfect taste .
This is a perfect meal at all times especially to spice lovers ..........


Pasta (Rotini or Twists )  1 cup cooked
Bell peppers (colors according to your taste ) 1
Parsley chopped 1/4 cup
Garlic minced 2 table spoons
Olive Oil 2 table spoons
Onions 1 medium sized chopped finely
Pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon
Basil (Dried ) 1 to 2 pinches
Dried Oregano  leaves  1 pinch (optional)
Salt for taste  
Salsa (Hot I used Pace Brand ) according to your taste  and preference  ( if you like more dry you can use only three to four table spoons ) 

Cooking Time & Calories :

Preparing Time : 10 Minutes
Cooking Time : 15 Minutes 
Calories :  380 calories per serving 

Method :

Step 1: Add sufficient amount of water , a little salt and 1 teaspoon of oil to uncooked pasta and bring it boil or cook until pasta becomes smooth and done.

Step 2: When done drain the water and wash the pasta in cold and hot water consecutively and let drain the extra water 

Step 3: Slice the bell peppers into long thin pieces , add a table spoon of olive oil  to a frying pan and when ready add garlic , when they turn light brown add  bell peppers  ,chopped  onions and fry them for five minutes .

Step 4: When onions become translucent add pepper powder a little salt and mix well , again let it fry for a minute or two.

Step 5: Now add chopped parsley leaves , basil and oregano leaves and mix well .

 Step 6:After frying the mixture for a minute add pasta and salsa ,  toss well and carefully so that  pasta wont break up. Finally add the remaining olive oil or just sprinkle oil on the pasta .
Add salt and pepper powder if necessary according to your taste.

Notes :

  • You can add broccoli or french beans according to your taste.
  • You an add bell peppers of all colors for better presentation.
  • When you add salt be careful as you will be adding it three times in total preparation.
  • You can prepare the salsa at home as it is a easy  preparation , just like pasta sauce .

You can prepare salsa sauce clicking this link  and store it :

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