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Categories: Main courses, Vegetarian

Farm Stand Fettuccine With Fennel, Leeks and Tomato

Farm Stand Fettuccine With Fennel, Leeks and Tomato
Los Angeles Times

Pasta and fresh vegetables make for one of the easiest dinners around. When preparing these, I'm often inspired by what's in season at the farmers market. Here are three recipes that can be served either hot or at room temperature. ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 2
  • 1 cup diced, seeded tomato
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 pound dried fettuccine
  • 2 fennel bulbs, cut crosswise into thin slices (keep covered in water then drain when ready to cook)
  • 1 cup sliced leeks (white and light green parts)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving

Step 1Place tomato, oil, vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and red pepper flakes to taste in large shallow bowl. Set aside.

Step 2Cook fettuccine according to package directions. About 1 minute before it's completely cooked (test it by tasting it), add drained fennel. Add leeks 30 seconds later. Reserve 1 cup cooking liquid; drain contents, place in reserved bowl with tomato mixture. Toss several times until well mixed, adding cooking liquid if mixture is too dry. Toss in basil and cheese. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve hot or warm. Pass more grated cheese separately.

Each serving:
482 calories; 348 mg sodium; 5 mg cholesterol; 17 grams fat; 70 grams carbohydrates; 14 grams protein; 1.52 grams fiber.
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