Traffic Light Pasta

Serves: 4  
Calories: 454/serving
Pasta1 lbcooked
Onion2 mediumrough chop
Tomato5-6 mediumchopped
Garlic3 large clovesminced
Olives10-12 (or) 1/2 tinsliced
Yellow/Orange peppers1-2 mediumchopped
Olive oil4 tbsp
Mixed italian seasoninga pinchto taste
Avocado3 medium
Lemon juiceto taste
Saltto taste
Black pepperto taste
Cilantrofew leaveschopped

  1. Mix onion, tomato, olives, orange/yellow peppers, salt, black pepper, italian seasoning with olive oil. Spread evenly on parchment paper in shallow & wide oven dish and roast for 30 minutes at 400F
  2. Deseed avocados and mash thoroughly with little salt and lemon juice
  3. Add cooked pasta and gently mix with hands until evenly coated with avocado
  4. Add in the roasted vegetables (along with excess oil if any) and adjust spices to taste; garnish with cilantro

You can use bowties, rotini or spaghetti pasta for this dish. Shells, macaroni etc will not mix well with avocado. For the vegetables to roast evenly, use a wide and shallow dish rather than a narrow & deep one.