Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pasta Aglio E Olio | Vegan Pasta Recipes

Pasta Aglio E Olio means Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil in Italian. A simple pasta flavored with garlic and olive oil, it is one of the classic pasta dishes. I added some chopped bell peppers and a little lemon juice to brighten things up, since, you know I love lemony anything. 
I adapted this recipe from a Pasta Cookbook which my friend Denny gave me when we visited her for Christmas. Spaghetti is the best choice for this pasta dish. Since I did not have any spaghetti in hand and wanted to introduce pasta to my 1.5 yr old with a fun shape, I used Campanelle.
Serves - 3
Pasta - 1 lb box
Bell peppers - sliced thin - 1 cup (I used a combination of green and mini red, orange, yellow peppers)
Garlic cloves - 6 - slivered
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 6 tbsp
Res Pepper Flakes - 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
Parsley / Cilantro - 3 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta boiled water. Drain and set aside covered. Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a wide non-stick pan and add sliced peppers and saute for 2 minutes. Add the slivered garlic cloves and saute another 2 minutes. Throw in the red pepper flakes and toss for a couple of seconds. Add the pasta water and lemon juice with salt and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the pasta, parsley and toss. Add the remaining olive oil. Serve warm.
Linking this up for Priya's Vegan Thursdays.


  1. Lovely pics of the pasta with garlic. Must have tasted amazing as well.

  2. yummy, mouthwatering pasta. Love it

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

  3. Such a Beautiful looking dish must taste yummy:)

  4. One of my all time fav pasta, looks delicious....


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