Monday, March 29, 2010

Whole Wheat Pasta with Ground Turkey and Cilantro



My roommate and I order most of our groceries through FreshDirect.com - it works out pretty well because we can get fresh food without leaving the apartment. The not so great part is that we don't get to see exactly what we're buying when we get it. In one of our most recent orders, my roommate wanted to get ingredients for guacamole and somehow we ended up with a HUGE amount of cilantro. And when I say huge, I mean HUGE! I don't really like wasting food and I've never cooked with cilantro before, but I was determined to use (at least some of) it. I associate cilantro with Latin food, so I pooled some my knowledge of Latin food together to create this dish.

Ingredients:
- 1 lb of ground turkey
- cumin
- ground coriander
- salt
- pepper
- italian seasoning
- whole wheat spaghetti
- 4 garlic cloves (diced)
- 1/2 red onion (diced)
- 28oz can of diced tomatoes
- cilantro!

Brown the ground turkey in a large skillet with some olive oil. Add the garlic and onion, and season with salt, pepper, cumin, and coriander. Add in the tomatoes and season with the italian seasoning and cilantro. Toss in the pasta and check the seasoning. Serve with a few cilantro leaves on top as a garnish. (Ooooh...fancy!)

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