*The winner of the If You Care giveaway is at the bottom of this post!*
Friday again? I can barely believe it. After a busy week at work, we’re headed to the Cardinals game tonight. However, for dinner we are attempting our first (and the first of the season) Food Truck Friday!
15+ food trucks, all in one place, itching to serve me?! I die.
Before I leave for the game (and food trucks), here is a quick recipe to make when you’ve been running errands all day and want something quick and tasty for dinner. Inspired by Vegetarian Times, I like to call this recipe:
Crispy Pasta with Veggies
by Every Little Thing
Keywords: saute steam entree vegetarian vegan
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 8-10 oz pasta of your choice
- 2 tbsp olive oil or butter
- 1 shallot, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
- Salt and pepper
- 2 cups haricot verts or vegetable of your choice
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain then set aside.
Cook your haricot verts or chosen vegetable as desired. For a quick meal, steam in the microwave, or in a skillet before adding the shallot and garlic in the next step. You’ll want your veg to be cooked before you add the shallot and garlic.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Stir in the breadcrumbs and mix with 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil. Cook 2-3 minutes until breadcrumbs begin to brown (they can burn quickly, once they start to brown!). Once the crumbs are browned, add the pasta and vegetable and toss with crumbs, cooking 1-2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper and serve!
Because this was a quick and easy night for us, I used my favorite brand of frozen organic ravioli, Rising Moon Organics. The breadcrumbs and haricot verts add a crunch and it sort of reminds you of STL-famous toasted ravioli (which I also made with Rising Moon pasta)!
Use your favorite pasta (cook first), favorite vegetable (cook second), and sauté away with toasted crumbs and garlic (cook third)! Eat this with a side salad and a piece of toast and you’ll be full, promise.
I’m off to find dinner off the back of a truck! Here’s the winner of the If You Care giveaway…
Lissa Layman, who is from my home state of Michigan!
Congrats, Lissa! Please email your address to email@example.com .
Question: Have you ever eaten from a food truck? Does your city/town have a strong food truck following?