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Amazing Spicy-Sweet Thai Chili Pasta- packed with veggies- via veggiechick.com #vegan
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Spicy-Sweet Thai Chili Pasta

Colorful Spicy-Sweet Thai Chili Pasta- PACKED with fresh, nutritious veggies. This recipe makes for a healthy dinner or potluck side dish. 

Amazing Spicy-Sweet Thai Chili Pasta- packed with veggies- via veggiechick.com #vegan

Ah pasta…how I love and hate you. Is there anyone out there like me, always craving pasta? I don’t know if it’s a carb thing- or just because it’s so versatile- but usually for dinner, my first thought is “Hmm…pasta?!” I remember when I first became vegetarian and was eating pasta and cheese for nearly every meal! Funny that I thought I was actually eating healthy because I was eliminating meat.

The good thing is, since my cooking has evolved, I generally eat pasta only once every couple weeks, and I almost never order pasta at restaurants; you just never know what those chefs are putting in there! (i.e. butter, cream, oil). Now that being said, I still love to enjoy a good pasta from time to time. And when I do, I like to make sure that it’s packed with as much nutritional goodness as I can get in there. This Thai Chili Pasta is a simple dish, but packed with healthy veggies so I feel less guilty about eating all those carbs. Please just make sure you add the sauce immediately before serving. Otherwise, it will soak into the noodles and this dish won’t be nearly as flavorful.

To begin, boil your chosen pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and garlic. Cook for 1 minute.

Add the celery, orange pepper, red pepper, and red cabbage and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. *The veggies should still be a little crisp.

Amazing Spicy-Sweet Thai Chili Pasta- packed with veggies- via veggiechick.com #vegan

Remove from heat and add the green onions, cilantro, Thai chili sauce, lime juice, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir.

Add the pasta and stir to coat. Serve immediately. Remember, if making ahead of time, do not add sauce until immediately before serving.

Amazing Spicy-Sweet Thai Chili Pasta- packed with veggies- via veggiechick.com #vegan

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Spicy-Sweet Thai Chili Pasta

Colorful Spicy-Sweet Thai Chili Pasta- PACKED with fresh, nutritious veggies. This recipe makes for a healthy dinner or potluck side dish.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Vegan

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bow-tie (Farfalle) pasta (can be gluten free)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 small orange pepper, seeded and chopped small
  • 1 small red pepper, seeded and chopped small
  • 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 4 stalks green onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons Thai chili sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (add more if desired)

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add celery, orange pepper, red pepper, and red cabbage and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. *Veggies should still be a little crisp.
  3. Remove from heat and add green onions, cilantro, Thai chili sauce, lime juice, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir. Add pasta and stir. Serve immediately. **If making ahead of time, do not add sauce until before serving.

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6 Comments

  • I’ve never made a sweet chili flavoured pasta before and definitely need to try it. This looks delicious and so flavoursome!

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    • Thanks Thalia! =)

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      • I made it just now and its so delicious! Definitely need to make this if you have not tried it yet…..the different flavors and spices combined are perfect! The veggies not only taste fresh but make this dish pretty and colorful. Thank you Christin for sharing this recipe with us…I will be making this several times more lol

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        • You’re welcome Felicia, so glad you loved it!!!! =) This is one of my faves too.

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  • How long will this keep in the refrigerator?

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    • For best results, I would say 2-3 days. The pasta does soak up a bit of the flavor as it sits so you could add additional sauce or spices before serving. =)

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