Often I throw together quick, seemingly simple dinners with whatever vegetables, pasta and spices that I can lay my eyes on.  I usually don’t plan to share these meals but sometimes they are too good not to share.

So I pull out my camera, snap a few shots, eat the meal, and then hope that you guys like it as much as I do.

Such a thing happened when I made this Greek Balsamic Veggie Bowl.  I was almost hesitant to even post it but at the last minute, I did because I really had loved it.  And evidently, so did you.

So last week I was cooking for myself, as I do when Paul works late, and had tons of veggies.  I grabbed for some curry powder and sesame and fell in love with this flavor combination.  I adore sesame anyway, and when matched with the curry, it created a perfect spicy and deep flavor marriage.

This curried sesame veggie pasta bowl is quick, healthy and is oh-so versatile!  My kind of weeknight meal!

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Curried Sesame Veggies & Pasta Recipe

Yield: 2 servings as a main dish

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

6 ounces pasta of your choice
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup red onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup zucchini cut into half-moons
1/2 bell pepper, diced
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup peanuts
1 tsp. sesame seeds

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Mix the curry powder, paprika, turmeric, ground ginger and cinnamon together until blended. Set aside.

While the pasta cooks, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until they begin to soften. Add the zucchini and peppers, along with the sesame oil, and curry powder mix. Stir well. Cook over medium heat until the vegetables are tender. Add the tomato, peanuts and sesame seeds.

Serve the vegetable mixture over the pasta and garnish with additional peanuts if desired.

Cassie's Notes:
You can use any mix of veggies that you would like with this dish.

It can also be served as a side dish, just leave out the pasta.