Strawberry Pasta is a delicious pasta made with strawberry sauce. Spaghettini is used for this dish which gets its flavor and taste from the sauce that is a wonderful combination of the sweetness of strawberries and sweet acidity of the vinegar. This dish is wholesome and can be served at lunch and dinner.
Origin of Strawberry Pasta
Strawberries, also known as Fragole in Italian, originated in Italy, just as the pasta that is used for this dish. Strawberries are grown abundantly in the northern and southern part of Italy. Because of their abundance, strawberries have innumerable uses in Italian cuisine and Strawberry Pasta is one of the popular dishes of this country.
Ingredients Used in Pasta with Strawberry Sauce
The key ingredients used in Strawberry Pasta are pasta (preferably spaghettini), strawberries, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, flour (for thickening the sauce), butter, Pecoroni Romano cheese, fresh cracked pepper and salt to taste.
Preparation of Strawberry Sauce Pasta
Strawberry Pasta is made by boiling spaghettini in water with a pinch of salt. Excess water is drained out; however, a bowl of the starchy pasta water is kept aside. The sauce is prepared by adding brown sugar, vinegar and flour to sautéed and pureed strawberries. Cheese, pepper and salt too are added and all ingredients are mixed well. The starchy pasta water and the sauce are poured over the pasta and tossed. This pasta dish is ready to be served, preferably at room temperature or chilled.
Strawberry Pasta Recipe Variations
This delicious pasta dish has a few variations that are equally delectable –
- Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad – This dish is prepared with strawberries and shell pasta. Mozzarella cheese (balls), fresh basil, red onions and balsamic vinegar add flavor to the dish.
- Strawberry Avocado Chicken Pasta – This delicious and nutritious Italian dish is high in protein and very healthy because of the chicken and avocado added to the dish. It is ideal for any kind of occasion.
Nutritional Value of Strawberry Sauce Pasta
Strawberries are high in fiber, about 2 g per serving, a good amount of potassium, around 170 mg and vitamin C. These nutrients add a lot of nutritional value to this pasta dish.
Strawberry Sauce Pasta – Trivia
Pecoroni cheese and a little crack pepper add a wonderful flavor and unique character to Strawberry Pasta.