• Southwestern Pasta

    This is a tasty dish that is quick and easy to make and will make you the talk of the dinner party (I know, I just took it took it to one and was receiving compliments all night!). It’s a bit on the spicy side because it has chipotle peppers in it, but if you don’t like spicy you can leave out the peppers and still enjoy a delicious dish.

    Pasta Ingredients:
    2 green onions
    1/2 cup cilantro sprigs
    1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
    8 ounces brown rice pasta
    2 Tbsp olive oil or chicken stock
    4 ounces goat cheese

      Sauce Ingredients:
      3 Tbsp chicken broth
      2 Tbsp olive oil
      2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
      2 Tbsp soy sauce
      1 chipotle chili, minced (available in cans)
      1 Tbsp brown sugar
      2 tsp cornstarch or 1 Tbsp flour
      1 tsp ground cumin seeds
      1/3 cup chopped cilantro
      4 cloves garlic, finely minced

      For Advance preparation: precook pasta, this can be done the day before. Combine sauce ingredients, this may be completed up to 8 hours before you put the dish together and serve.

      Cooking Instructions: Lightly salt the water, cook the pasta.  When the pasta is done cooking (al dente), drain in a colander. Crumble the goat cheese.  Chop the green onions and cilantro.

      Return the empty pasta pot to the stove over high heat.  Add 2 tablespoons olive oil or chicken stock (for a lower calorie option).  When the oil becomes hot, add the pasta and the sauce.  Toss until evenly combined and well heated.  Transfer to a platter or dinner plate.  Sprinkle on the goat cheese, green onions, cilantro, and sunflower seeds.  Serve at once.

      Southewestern Pasta with Chipotle Lime sauce, Goat Cheese and Fresh Cilantro

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