- 1 large red bell pepper
- 10 cup water
- 10 baby carrots with tops, trimmed (do not peel)
- 4 ounces red pearl onions
- 3 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 3 1/2 ounces shiitake mushroom caps, halved
- 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and vertically sliced
- 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
- 6 ounces fresh lasagna noodles, cut into 1 1/4 x 5-inch ribbons
- 1 tablespoon capers, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 3 ounces (1/4-inch) cubed fresh mozzarella cheese (about 3/4 cup)
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- calories 388
- fat 19.8 g
- satfat 5 g
- monofat 10 g
- polyfat 1.9 g
- protein 10.9 g
- carbohydrate 43.3 g
- fiber 6.6 g
- cholesterol 48 mg
- iron 3 mg
- sodium 596 mg
- calcium 178 mg
How to Make It
Preheat broiler to high.
Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 8 minutes or until blackened. Place in a paper bag; fold to close tightly. Let stand 10 minutes. Peel and cut into strips.
While bell pepper broils, bring 10 cups water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add carrots and onions; cook 2 minutes. Add peas; cook 2 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain. Remove carrot skins by rubbing gently with a clean, dry paper towel. Remove stem ends from onions; peel.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, and swirl to coat. Add onions, mushrooms, and fennel; sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt; reduce heat to medium, and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper, carrots, and vinegar; cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.
Cook pasta in boiling water 2 minutes; drain. Combine pasta, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, fennel mixture, capers, and crushed red pepper in a large bowl; toss to combine. Add mozzarella; sprinkle with thyme.
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