Monday, May 31, 2010

Pasta with Sauteed Tomatoes, Olives, and Artichokes

This pasta combines two of my favorite foods - olives and artichokes!

Make 4 cups of cooked ziti pasta according to package directions (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta - I used Whole Foods' house brand). Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.

While the ziti cooks, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes, 1 (14-ounce) drained can of artichoke hearts, cut into quarters, and 1/2 cup thinly sliced and pitted kalamata olives; cook for 5 minutes. (Note: to save even more time in this already-quick recipe, buy quartered artichoke hearts).

Combine the cooked pasta, the tomato mixture, 1/2 cup chopped basil, 1/3 cup shredded vegan cheese in place of Asiago (such as the vegan mozzarella from Galaxy Foods), 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Toss to combine.

1 cup of pasta is 290 calories - this recipe makes enough to serve 6.

cherry tomatoes $2.99
canned artichoke hearts $3.79
ziti $1.99
vegan cheese $3.39

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance