Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WWDH - Chicken and Roasted Capsicum Pasta - or Quinoa


This week's Wednesday with Donna Hay recipe was chosen by Margaret. She selected Donna's Chicken and Roasted Capsicum Pasta.

The only part about this recipe that I didn't like was peeling the skin off the roast capsicums - never an easy job, and it takes forever.  I used quinoa instead of pasta in keeping with my diet, and used balsamic vinegar instead of malt vinegar for the dressing.

The resulting dish was delicious, and I would make it again - with pasta.  Unfortunately, I have a quinoa sensitivity (nothing to do with washing the quinoa - I first suspected there was an issue when I was only eating the very processed quinoa flakes), which makes my gut burn for a couple of hours after eating quinoa.  Very sadly, I had to toss the the leftovers from this dish, but if you don't have a quinoa sensitivity, the quinoa makes a very serviceable alternative to the pasta.

To see what Margaret, Kayte, Chaya and Sarah thought of this dish, visit their websites.

9 comments:

TeaLady said...

Oh, NO!! Hope you didn't suffer too long this time. I will have to try it with Quinoa as I am trying to eat more of it. Also for health reasons.

Liz Berg said...

Yikes...I love quinoa, so I'm truly sorry that it doesn't sit well with you. But I bet this dish would be excellent with pasta, too!

yummychunklet said...

What a delicious looking dish!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I know what you mean about peeling the capsicum. I was given a tip a while back that once they're grilled, pop them straight into a plastic bag and leave for 10-15 minutes and the skins slip off easily. It makes a huge difference I promise :)

Chaya said...

Quinoa is a great change for this dish. I am sorry, it doesn't get along with you.

Cakelaw said...

I will definitely have to remember that - I love roasted capsicum!

Guru Uru said...

Sorry about the quinoa issue but with pasta, this is equally delicious :D

Cheers
CCU

Kari said...

I will have to try that capsicum roasting / peeling strip too! I so often can't be bothered but they do taste great that way. Also, I'm so sorry about the quinoa reaction! How awful.

Kayte said...

I kept wondering why this photo looked so different than mine this week...ah, the quinoa instead of pasta! Took me a few minutes. Wow, would be really disappointed if I couldn't have quinoa again, hope your symptoms have gone away by now, and now you know. Disappointing, I'm sure. This was a good recipe. We took the leftovers for lunches and it travels well and the taste gets better the next day, etc.