Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress
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Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress

Last updated on September 21st, 2021 at 02:40 pm

Making meals during the week doesn’t have to be hard or require a ton of preparation. As long as you have a well-stocked pantry and a well-stocked refrigerator, there should not be any problem with creating a quick meal any weeknight.

I always make sure that I have pasta in my pantry. And in my refrigerator, I also make sure that I have some vegetables.

Adding vegetables to pasta is a fantastic way to add more flavor and to create healthy meals. One of the ingredients I try to have on hand in my pantry is sun-dried tomatoes. Sun-dried have a long life shelf and are great with pasta and salad as well.

Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress
Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress

Watercress is also a must to have in my refrigerator. Watercress is a leafy green food source that is a close cousin to mustard greens, cabbage, and arugula.

It has a slight peppery taste. This versatile leafy green can be used in as a salad or an add on to salads, soup, legumes, and even in your juicing recipes.

Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress
Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress

My Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress begins with fresh garlic and thinly sliced hot pepper cooked in olive oil. Yes, ladies and gents! The thinly sliced hot pepper not only adds a pleasant aroma to the dish but also lots of bold flavors.

The good thing about it is the dish is not even peppery hot because only a small amount is needed.

Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress
Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress

Sun-dried tomatoes and parsley are added for that earthy healthy taste we all love. The pasta is combined with all those flavors for a refreshing and delicious taste. Last, is the main ingredient, watercress, that delivers a fresh and slightly crunchy taste.

The watercress is cooked slightly to release its flavor to complete the dish. Add a little bit of salt and black pepper, and you have a whole meal for any night you want a quick dinner.

Feel free to add your preferred cheese. You can also substitute the sun-dried tomatoes for fresh tomatoes.

Get cooking and enjoy this beautiful and delicious recipe with or without meat.

Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomato with Watercress

Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress

Spaghetti with sun-dried tomato and watercress, a quick and easy 7-ingredient pasta dish that’s packed with great flavor.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2-4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4-6 garlic cloves chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 cups of sun-dried tomatoes sliced thin
  • ½ cup parsley chopped
  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 16 oz bag of watercress or a bunch
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until it is al dente, stirring frequently, about 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Add olive oil in a large pan. Add garlic, hot pepper and cook for about 1 minute on low heat. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and parsley and continue to cook for about 1 minute until tomatoes have re-hydrated.
  • Toss the hot pasta in the pan to mix with the ingredients. Add the reserved liquid as needed to keep the moisture.
  • Add the watercress and toss to combine for 30 seconds to 1 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately serve with your preferred grated cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1grams

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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