Medium // 20-40 mins // 3 Cups Base Sauce

Make up a double or triple batch of this base sauce & keep it in the fridge or freezer.  Then use your Harvest box to create new noodle dishes whenever you want & in a flash.  

3 Cups Onion, large dice
1/4 Cup EVOO
Salt & Pepper to taste
2-5 Cloves Garlic, sliced
1 Cup Water or Broth
(Opt) 2 Harvest Broth Cubes
(Opt) 1/2 Cup Dry Vermouth, Wine or Sherry
1 Lemon, juice

For 2 servings of each use:
1 Cup of Pasta Sauce Base &
1-3 Cups Favorite Harvest Veggies. 

Choose your flavor:
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Water
1 Tbs Soy Sauce
(Opt) Chili Flakes
(Opt) Minced Ginger
(Opt) Roasted Peanuts
1 1/2 Tsp Curry Powder
2 Tsp Favorite Spices, I used mustard seed & cumin
1 Can Coconut Milk (13.5 oz)
(Opt) 1 Tbs EVOO
(Opt) 3 Cloves Garlic, sliced
2 Cups Favorite Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 Tsp Italian Herb

Step 1: Cook the onions in the oil over medium high heat for about 8 mins until translucent.  Add salt & pepper & garlic & toss for a min or 2 longer until the garlic is fragrant.  Add the water or broth, Harvest broth cubes & cooking wine.  If you don’t use the wine, add another 1/2 cup of broth or water.  Boil for about 10 mins until onions are nicely tender.  Then squeeze in the lemon juice.

Step 2: Once the base is done, choose your flavors.  Each recipe makes 2 generous bowls of pasta.  Cook your pasta, about a half-pound for 2 servings, while you prep out the sauce.  I used buckwheat noodles for the Chinese dish, whole-wheat fettuccini for the Indian bowl & extra large Italian penne for the Italian pasta.

Step 3: Use as many or as few veggies as you wish.  Cook them in the sauce, or if desired give them a little sauté first.  I sautéed the Italian veg w/ extra garlic & evoo then bloomed the Italian herbs in that mix.  I kept the Chinese simple w/ just a little orange sesame romaine & toasted peanut garnish, and I simmered the veggies in the perfumed coconut broth for the Indian bowl. 

Fun Fact (Optional): There’s something for everyone & a myriad of flavors that can be made from this simple pasta base.  If you’re trying to expand your flavor palette to include more veggies, saucy noodle dishes are a great base meal.  Eat the rainbow with pasta & sauce!