I really like making pasta, but I've found that most of my recipes have these sorts of ingredients:
- Pale yellow pasta
- Brown mushrooms
- Brown tempeh or tofu (or ground beef if you prefer)
- Spices that make things even more brown (generally allspice, garlic, oregano, and thyme)
What I noticed is that it always ends up all brown. It tastes great, but I'd like to make things more exciting looking. Obviously I could add tomato sauce, but I'm not always in the mood for that. The other ideas I have a spinach or basil. I'll probably start adding some spinach, but basil is pretty expensive here.
Is there anything else I can add to my pasta to add different colors? Cheap is definitely a plus in this case, but any ideas would be interesting (there's always special occasions).