Fast Dinners: Green Green Green Pasta

Ingredients for Green Green Green Pasta
Ingredients for Green Green Green Pasta

So tonight, hot and tired and needing a hit of healthy food, I made what I call Green Green Green Pasta.  Sorry, but I can’t credit the original creator — I’ve forgotten where I found the idea for this. I didn’t make it up, but I’ve changed it to better fit my cooking style (i.e., fast and easy).  The ingredients: spinach pasta, pesto, peas (yes, frozen who has time to shell peas!), zucchini, green onions, basil, red leaf lettuce and chicken (not green, but the dish needed some protein — also pre-cooked from Trader Joes.  Hella easy).

While the water was taking its sweet time to boil, I cut up the zucchini into 1/2 rounds and saluted them with black pepper in a non-stick pan and tossed the peas into the microwave with a little salt and pepper.  While the zucchini was cooking, I  tore up the lettuce and put it in the bottom of a large bowl along with the chicken. I chopped some three green onions (white and green parts) and basil (occasionally stirring the squash).  When the water boiled, I dropped in the spinach fettuccine,  rescued the zucchini from burning and the peas from the microwave and added both to the bowl.  When the pasta was cooked, I drained it and laid it in the bowl.  I added a lot of pesto, then tossed everything until the pesto was mixed in.  I added more pesto, and tossed some more.  The I topped the yummy green bowl of healthy goodness with the green onions and basil.  Total cooking time: about 10 minutes.  More about Fast Dinners here.

The finished green dinner.
The finished green dinner.

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