Celebrate the colors of Italy in this vegetarian dish. Try substituting chard or other hardy greens for the kale.
Veggie Rotini with Kale, Roasted Peppers and Pine Nuts
Cook the Barilla pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.
For each serving, to order:
- Reheat about 1 cup pasta in simmering water.
- In a sauté pan, heat 2 teaspoons oil and a pinch of garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add about 2 ounces kale and cook until wilted.
- Deglaze with 1 tablespoon wine and add about 1/2 cup red peppers. Season with salt and pepper.
- Drain pasta and toss it with the vegetables. Plate it and garnish with 2 teaspoons pine nuts and 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese.