Susan from the Fat Free Vegan blog is having a challenge called Vegetable Love 2009. Fat Free Vegan is one of my favorite Vegan Food blogs and always a fun read. Here is her description of the challenge:
“I’m talking about Vegetable Love, my annual challenge to my fellow bloggers to create some hot, sexy, vegetable-filled Valentine’s recipes, the kind of dishes that will put some zing into an intimate dinner for two.”
Since I am never one to turn down a challenge, here is my entry…
The sweetness of the roasted red peppers combined with the fragrant parsley and garlic, make this dish prefect to share with your valentine. Enjoy!
Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta
1 pound whole wheat penne pasta
2 large red bell peppers
2 large garlic cloves
3/4 c. fresh flat leaf parsley
2 Tbsp. pimentos
2 tsp. white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. water
black pepper to taste
1/4 c. reserved pasta cooking water
Roast the red peppers and garlic. (Gas stove top or oven method are fine.) While the peppers and garlic are cooling after being roasted, prepare the pasta according to package directions. Combine pepper, garlic, and remaining ingredients into food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Combine pasta and pesto in large bowl and toss. Add as much reserved cooking water as needed to make pasta moist. Toss again and serve immediately.