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Pasta with creamy leeks, sweet pepper, arugula and tomatoes

1 box fusili pasta or shape of your choice

1 -2 leeks, washed well and thinly sliced whites

Optional: well-cleaned, thinly sliced tops

2 sweet peppers, de-seeded and thinly sliced

3-4 medium slicing tomatoes, or 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, or combo

handful arugula  or fresh basil(optional)

olive oil & butter

freshly grated parmesan or asiago cheese

salt and pepper

 

Cook pasta according to directions. In large heavy-bottomed skillet, melt 2-3 tbsp. butter with 2 -3 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add leeks and reduce heat to medium low. Saute gently for about 5 - 10 minutes, until very tender. Add sweet pepper and saute several minutes more, until tender. Add chopped slicing tomatoes or halved grape/cherry tomatoes. Add sea salt and ground black pepper, a good amount of each.

Toss hot pasta with olive oil. Place a mound of pasta on each plate. Top with vegetable mixture, some chopped fresh arugula and/or basil, and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve.

 

 

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