It’s Tax Day everyone, hopefully you’ve all gone out and completed your taxes (well at least here in the states). Here’s a quick and easy pasta recipe in case you’re trying to beat the tax clock and make it home to get dinner ready. These are simple ingredients that won’t bog you down with prep work. Just cut up a few veggies and you have yourself a complete meal without too much fuss. I made this pasta dish with bok choy but don’t worry if you don’t have any, you can substitute it for spinach, kale, broccoli rabe or any of your favorite leafy greens. Sometimes the best meals are unplanned and when you just don’t have the time you can toss together a few simple ingredients for a satisfying meal.
Also, who doesn’t have some sort of pasta in the house? I usually pick up several boxes when I go shopping even though I don’t cook it often. I just like having it around because like rice, it can be a meal in a snap, especially when you don’t have anything else in the house. Add a little butter, salt & pepper and chopped herbs with any pasta, pair it with wine and that alone would make a delicious meal. Here I used penne pasta but spaghetti, but any other would go well with this dish. Spice it up with red pepper flakes and you have a hot and spicy dish to cure those tax blues.
- 2 cups pasta
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- ½ lb bok choy, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
- parmesan cheese shavings
- Prepare pasta according to instructions on box.
- Heat oil in saute pan over medium heat, add garlic until fragrant, after 30 sec add bok choy, tomatoes, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper and stir.
- Add the cooked pasta to pan and stir until ingredients are mixed well.
- Serve and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.