Published on August 31st, 2011 | by Michael Hansen1
Southern Summers, Italian Inspiration
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!