recipes Roasted Summer Vegetable Linguine

Published on August 31st, 2011 | by Michael Hansen


Southern Summers, Italian Inspiration

Roasted Summer Vegetable Linguine

One of the best parts of summers in the South — hands down — is summer vegetables. Just to get the ball rolling on here, I offer this beauty: Roasted Summer Vegetable with Lemony Linguine.

For me, the best part of summer in the South is — hands down — the bounty of summer vegetables. So, for my first food post, I offer this beautiful dish of roasted summer veggies (squash, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, onions and asparagus) tossed with a linguine. While the vegetables were roasting and the noodles were boiling, I concocted a sauce made of butter, lemon zest, garlic and balsamic vinegar. I recommend starting with the first three in a saucepan on low heat (seasoned with salt and pepper of course), adding the balsamic a little at a time. And by little I mean teaspoon(s), not cup(s). Of course I *lightly* topped it with a little parmesan cheese. The best part was how quick and easy this was to make, not to mention the nutritional value from all those great, fresh vegetables!

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My name is Michael Hansen. Born and raised in the South — Memphis, Tenn., to be precise — I am a firm believer that food and drink bring family, friends, lovers, colleagues, and enemies together like nothing else on the planet. I live and play in Birmingham, Ala., where I own a small marketing and website design firm called Mud Pie Creative Lab with my siblings. I am an avid foodie, wannabe writer, so-so music critic, aspiring gardener, day dreamer, college sports fanatic, animal lover, news junkie, problem solver and all-around nice guy. Google

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