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Pasta with Tomatoes, Squashes, and Blossoms

Contributed by: MarthaStewart.comAdded: Aug 15, 2013 at 05:30 PM


A healthy recipe for your palate, with tastes so good, you'll never vomit!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Entree
  • 1 sliced yellow summer squash
  • 1 sliced zucchini
  • Olive oil
  • 1 pound al dente pasta
  • 1 1/4 cups cooking water
  • 8 ounces halved cherry tomatoes
  • 7 squash blossoms
  • 1 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
How to make it:
  1. Saute squash and zucchini in olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until pale gold, about 8 minutes. Add pasta with cooking water, plus tomatoes, 4 sliced and 3 whole squash blossoms, cheese, and mint. Cook, stirring, until a sauce forms, about 1 minute. Drizzle with oil; toss.
  2. Presto! Now you have your very own pasta treat that is sure to be one of your homes favorite healthy dinner recipes.

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Squash (Summer/Winter)1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Tomato/Tomato Juice2 ,3 ,4 A N N B A N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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