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Penne with Corn, Roasted Poblanos, Avocado, and Tomato

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup pasta and 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese)
Serve this hearty side dish with grilled fish. Or you can add a little chopped roasted chicken breast to the pasta toss to make it an entrée.

Ingredients

  • 2 poblano peppers
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 ears shucked corn
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups hot cooked penne (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta)
  • 2 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 chopped peeled avocado
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) queso fresco

Nutrition Information

  • calories 234
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 7.5 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 4.1 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 7.8 g
  • carbohydrate 37.2 g
  • fiber 4.7 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 325 mg
  • calcium 52 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Cut poblano and bell peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Add corn to baking sheet. Broil 18 minutes or until peppers are blackened and corn is lightly browned, turning corn occasionally. Place peppers in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 10 minutes. Peel and coarsely chop. Cut kernels from ears of corn.

  3. Combine juice, oil, salt, black pepper, cumin, and garlic in a large bowl; stir. Add peppers, corn, pasta, and remaining ingredients except cheese; toss. Top with cheese.