be Well: Fresh and flavorful bowl of pasta

Chopped champ Eric Levine shows us how to whip up a whole wheat pasta dinner.

News 12 Staff

Apr 2, 2024, 4:12 PM

Updated 12 days ago

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Boost your heart health with a fresh and flavorful bowl of pasta! 
Chopped champ Eric Levine shows us how to whip up a whole wheat pasta dinner.
RECIPE:

Spaghetti with Grilled Green Beans and Mushrooms

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 oz. whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 10 oz. cremini mushrooms, trimmed
  • 8 oz. green beans, trimmed
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2 lemons

DIRECTIONS

Heat grill to medium-high. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss the mushrooms, green beans, and scallions with the olive oil, crushed red pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Grill the vegetables until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes, transferring them to a cutting board as they are done.
Cut the green beans and scallions into 2-inch pieces and place back in the large bowl. Using a garlic press, press the garlic into the bowl, and finely grate the zest the lemons on top. Cut the lemons in half and grill, cut-side down, until charred.
HALVE THE MUSHROOMS AND TRANSFER TO THE BOWL ALONG WITH THE SPAGHETTI, SQUEEZING IN THE JUICE OF THE LEMONS, AND TOSSING TO COMBINE.


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