Pat’s Primavera

Pat’s Primavera

Pat's Primavera

Pat's Primavera

This healthy pasta dish is brimming with spring vegetables and flavor. Use fresh seasonal vegetables for a hearty meatless meal. Enjoy!


  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegan margarine
  • 1/2 lb. asparagus, cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 2 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup pea pods (snow peas)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 onion, sliced in crescents
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or broth
  • 8 to 10 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 lb. rigatoni or linguini pasta
  • grated vegan cheese (optional)


  1. In a large skillet, saute garlic in oil and margarine. Add vegetables and basil and saute until almost tender. Add vegetable stock and mushrooms. Bring to a boil; quickly reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Mix well. Serve over pasta cooked al dente. Sprinkle with grated vegan cheese if desired.


Author: VegFamily

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