Friday, June 8, 2012

Apples & Angel Hair Pasta



Apples & Angel Hair Pasta

1 (1 pound) box angel hair pasta
2/3 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 large apples, peeled, cored, diced
1 large tomato, seeded, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil





Prepare pasta according to package directions.  Drain and place back in the pot it was  boiled in.  In medium skillet, saute garlic in olive oil over medium heat until golden brown.


Combine all ingredients. Salt to taste. Mix well.  


Serve with fish or chicken.


When I had this meal in Cape Town, South Africa, I knew I was going to recreate it when I got back home.  I love the fresh simple flavors in this dish.  The diced apple is the star of this recipe.  It's sweet and crisp texture is an unexpected surprise.

Bo, of Bo's Bowl, posted my Baked Pasta recipe.  Please stop by and take a look.  His pictures are so much better than mine are!

Check back on Tuesday, for my last post about my trip to 
South Africa and a helpful travel tip!


Visit my friends blogs!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!


17 comments:

  1. This looks really yummy! Thanks for shairing this one with us :)

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  2. Love this mixture it sounds just the sort of dish we would enjoy. Diane

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    1. The combination of flavors was fantastic!

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  3. I think the apples are a great idea. Is it a South African specialty? I've never heard of doing it. And I must say your photos look really good, like they were plucked from Bon Appetite magazine.

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    1. Thanks, Bo! The apples added an unexpected twist to the dish.

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  4. Yummy... I love the concept of adding some apples on it, I wonder how'd it taste. Thanks for sharing... Also if you are health conscious try some healthy salad recipes which you can find it at http://thesaladsite.blogspot.com

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    1. The apples added a great texture and sweetness to the dish.

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  5. This sounds great Linda! Perfect for summer.

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    1. You are so right! With all the fresh ingredients, it is perfect for summertime.

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  7. You said to serve with fish or chicken. Would it be wrong to cut chicken into bite sized pieces and brown it in the olive oil along with the garlic? So that the chicken was in there along with everything else?

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    1. I would give it a try. One of the things I love about cooking is you can change the recipe and make it your own. I think I will give it a try too.

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    2. OK, I made it that way for lunch at the office today. I used four boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces and just browned it with the garlic. It fed six of us and everyone said they liked it. I liked it too. For the sake of time, I didn't peel the apples or seed the tomatoes. (I used two tomatoes.) Some of us sprinkled it with some California style lemon pepper and that gave it a little extra zip. Very good recipe! Thank you!

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    3. David, I am so excited that you made the recipe! I love the changes you made! I am going to try it your way this weekend. Thanks for sharing your adaptations of the recipe with me!

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  8. What a surprising ingredient. I would never think to put apples with pasta, but it seems like it would just work. Can't wait to try this!

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