Roasted asparagus, red pepper, mushrooms, tomato and lots of garlic are tossed with pasta and olive tapenade.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
This is a very good main dish that doesnt include meat, but a whole lot of flavor. I found that baking it at a higher temp, 375, and for a little longer, 20 minutes total, you can really get a more heartier taste. Overall, two thumbs up! Thanks! - 04 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I thought the flavor was great a bit too much red pepper next time I will add Zuchini and yellow squash in place of some of the red pepper. - 09 Feb 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
If you love veggie's (esp. roasted), this is divine! Beautiful, tasty, healthy. I made enough to last for two more lunches, and I'm so glad. Of course I modified according to what I had on hand. Subbed crimini for portabella (divine!) Omited tomato Omited tapenade. Added a little sea salt and black pepper. Used bow tie pasta. - 18 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)