Marinara SauceThis delicious Marinara Sauce uses San Marzano tomatoes, the famous plum tomato from Italy. These tomatoes are known for their sweet flavor, low acidity, firm pulp, and their deep red color. Use this sauce for pasta, pizza, or any dish calling for an Italian red sauce.Spring Pasta with Zucchini & WatercressIn partnership with Veggie Fest Presents, DuPage County Convention Bureau, and Manna Kitchen in Lisle Illinois, Chef Kadek created this heavenly pasta dish during a live cooking presentation.Multiplier Onion PestoA multiplier onion is a variation of the more common green onion, also called spring onion. It produces more than one bulb per plant, hence the name multiplier. For this amazingly delicious recipe, you can substitute with the more common green onions. Multiplier onions are rich in thiamine as well as Vitamins C, B2, A, and Vitamin K. The fresh flavors of this pesto will elevate any salad, pizza, or pasta dish and will have you dreaming of summer.Vegetable Pasta PuttanescaOur Veggie Fest team member, Sue Rose, developed a vegan version of Puttanesca with big flavor and zest. The harmony of its ingredients satisfies the palate, bite after bite.Fettucine AlfredoSue Rose from the Veggie Fest team has created a creamy, vegan Alfredo sauce that will wow your guests, vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.Tofu and Pecan “Meatballs”Serve these savory “meatballs” on a bed of pasta with your favorite sauce.Garden Fresh PizzaA display of garden vegetables lends appeal to this colorful pizza. For a gluten-free version, look
for a prepared crust in the freezer section of larger grocery stores.Pomegranate, Orange, and Spinach SaladThis distinctive salad offers an inspired combination of textures and flavors.Pasta e FagioliItaly is the home of this legendary, thick pasta and bean soup. Serve with Italian bread and salad for an easy, satisfying soup-supper.CaponataThis robust Italian salad is equally enjoyable as a sandwich filling, a topping for veggie burgers, or spread on crostini as an appetizer for your next gathering.Minestrone SoupEnjoy this festive and distinctive soup as a meal in itself or as a first course to an Italian dinner. For a gluten-free version, use one of many available pastas made with rice, quinoa, corn or even lentils—and check your bouillon cube ingredients.Pasta Salad with Pesto DressingA chilled pasta salad is always a treat, especially when tossed in this piquant basil dressing.