Thanksgiving Vegetable and Pasta Side Dish Recipe

A simple thanksgiving vegetable and pasta side dish recipe that you can make easily at home. I have tried different types of side dishes when testing what works best with different types of fish recipes as well as other types of seafood.

Thanksgiving Vegetable and Pasta Side Dish Recipe

This recipe is not only tasty but also works well with different types of main dishes. The ingredients are easily accessible. The vegetables add lots of color and texture to the dish as well.

I also love this recipe because you can add as many or as few of the vegetables as you like or have at the moment. If for example, you don’t like the olives, you can do away with them completely and still end up with a great-tasting side dish.

Ingredients:

1 box rice pasta or brown pasta

4 cups broccoli florets

2 chopped ripe avocados

½ cup roasted red peppers, halved and sliced

½ cup pitted and diced Kalamata olives

½ cup sunflower seeds

1 lemon, juiced

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

How To Cook Vegetable Thanksgiving Side Dish

Fill a medium saucepan with cold water and put it on high heat until it comes to a boil. Add the broccoli florets to the boiling water and let them cook until they turn a bright shade of green. Drain them and keep them aside.

Take a large bowl and add in the cooked broccoli, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, roasted red peppers, and avocado slices. Gently mix together until everything is well combined. Add more salt or lemon juice if needed.

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the box. Drain the boiled pasta and put it in a serving bowl or tray. Top with some pesto sauce or just toss with some pesto sauce until everything is well coated. Serve hot.

If you would prefer potatoes to pasta, check out this simple mashed potatoes side dish that also works great for fish recipes.

Recipe Notes

For the alternative ingredients and substitutes, you can use any kind of pasta that you like. You can also add more veggies like roasted cherry tomatoes, artichokes, olives, etc.

Thanksgiving Vegetable and Pasta Side Dish Recipe

Thanksgiving Vegetable and Pasta Side Dish Recipe

Patrick
A simple side dish for serving with different types of fish.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 340 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box rice pasta orbrown pasta
  • 4 cup broccoliflorets
  • 2 chopped ripeavocados
  • ½ cup roastedred peppers, halved and sliced
  • ½ cup pitted anddiced Kalamata olives
  • ½ cup sunflowerseeds
  • 1 lemon,juiced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Fill amedium saucepan with cold water and put it on high heat until it comes to aboil. Add the broccoli florets to the boiling water and let them cook untilthey turn a bright shade of green. Drain them and keep them aside.
  • Take a largebowl and add in the cooked broccoli, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper,roasted red peppers, and avocado slices. Gently mix together until everythingis well combined. Add more salt or lemon juice if needed.
  • Cook the rice pasta according to the instructions on the box. Drain theboiled pasta and put it in a serving bowl or tray. Top with some pesto sauce orjust toss with some pesto sauce until everything is well coated. Serve hot.

Notes

For the alternative ingredients and substitutes, you can use any kind of pasta that you like. You can also add more veggies like roasted cherry tomatoes, artichokes, olives, etc.
Keyword pasta, side dish, vegetables

Conclusion

This Thanksgiving vegetable and pasta side dish recipe is a hearty meal in itself with an abundance of vegetables and protein from the sunflower seeds. It’s a healthier version of a spaghetti dish and will go wonderfully with any kind of seafood.

Fish Recipes you can serve with this side dish:

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Thanksgiving Vegetable and Pasta Side Dish Recipes

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