Piquanté pepper pasta

By Drum Digital
10 January 2014

A delicious meatless pasta dish that’s ready in 15 minutes flat!

Serves 4-6

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 5 min

15 ml (1 T) olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

125 g mushrooms, chopped

30 ml (2 T) coriander pesto

30 ml (2 T) sunflower seeds

60 ml (¼ c) piquanté peppers, chopped

250 g penne pasta, cooked

2 rounds feta cheese, crumbled

1        Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion, green pepper, garlic and mushrooms until the onions are translucent.

2        Add the pesto, sunflower seeds and piquanté peppers and simmer over low heat for 1 minute.

3        Put the cooked pasta in a deep serving bowl, add the pesto mix and toss to mix well with the pasta. Add the feta cheese when serving.

The recipe won Katalin Mercer of Briardene, Durban, the reader’s prize in YOU’s 26 December 2013 issue.

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