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Crunchy Veggie Macaroni

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Introduction

If you love hearing the crunch while eating vegetables and if you love pasta, this one is for you. The tomato sauce base will make kids love it too... a big plus!

Ingredients

Serves: 2-3

  • 63 millilitres chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 250 millilitres tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 83 millilitres chopped carrots
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt (to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (2 tbsp + 1 tbsp)
  • 250 millilitres water
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (or mint or parsley, finely chopped)
  • 750 millilitres macaroni
  • 83 millilitres chopped bell peppers
  • 83 millilitres chopped baby sweetcorn

Method

Crunchy Veggie Macaroni is a community recipe submitted by Shubi and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a wok. Add onions, garlic and stir until the onions are soft. Add dried oregano and tomato sauce and stir for a minute.
  • Pour in the tomato puree and fry until the puree is cooked. Add the pepper, salt and sugar.
  • Add water and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Combine the chopped vegetables with 1 tbsp oil and put in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave at high power for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the macaroni and vegetables to the simmering tomato sauce and toss well.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander/mint/parsley.
  • Additional Information

    Cooking the vegetables in the microwave helps them retain their color and texture rendering the boring white pasta into a colorful medley!

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