Over the next week I’ll be quite busy so I will take a small break till next Thursday. Besides engagements and a couple of events, on Thursday we’re going wedding dress shopping with my mother. I am so excited (and stressed) about it. Since I’m sort of short on time I thought about making a quick pasta recipe for this post, which is made with common ingredients but I find it has a twist. I quickly roasted some onions in the oven with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This dish is really easy, it’s ready in little time and it’s something different while using few, basic ingredients.
Roasted Onions and Pine Nut Pasta
Recipe for 4
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
360 g pasta (penne, farfalle… – I always use whole pasta)
300 g red onions (about 4 units)
4 tbsp. dry roasted pine nuts
4 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
3 tbsp. olive oil
1.5 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper
Grated Parmesan cheese to taste
Heat oven at 240°C.
Peel the onions and cut them in half first then into wedges about 0.7 cm wide. Place them in a baking tin and drizzle over half of the oil and all of the balsamic vinegar with the salt and pepper to taste. Roast in the oven for 7-8 minutes tossing the onions once after 3-4 min. Remove the baking tin from the oven when the onions are slightly charred.
Meanwhile cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to package instructions, then drain and replace in the pan.
Once the onions are done remove them from the oven and add them to the pasta with the rest of the olive oil, the pine nuts parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Combine all the ingredients and serve with Parmesan cheese on the side.