Recipe for Playa con Gente (Beach with people)

Here is the recipe for an easy to make meal I call "Playa con Gente" (pronounced ‘ply-a con hen-tay’ and means "Beach with people").

---Serves 2 (for 4 people, double the mixture)


½ a red pepper (not the hot ones) - also known as red paprika

½ a green pepper (not the hot ones) - also known as red paprika

½ an Onion

½ a Zucchini

About 12 medium size mushrooms

1 carrot

250grams whole meal pasta

2 table spoons cholesterol free (and omega rich if possible) margarine

100mls milk

Table spoon olive oil

Pinch of salt


1 heaped tablespoon vegetable soup powder. (more if it’s a weak powder)

2 large slices of a medium cheese. (about 50gms)


Fill a pot with the pasta and cover generously with water. Bring to the boil (stirring occasionally to make sure the pasta doesn’t stick together) and add a pinch of salt. Chop the carrot and add to pasta. Leave simmering to cook pasta and carrot together.

In a medium sauce pot put the milk and margarine. Put on a hotplate about ¾ heat. Add the onion, peppers and zucchini. When the milk starts to boil, turn the heat to low and add the vegetable soup powder and a little pepper. Chop the cheese and add. Remove from heat and stir until smooth and creamy. Add a little flour to thicken it. If it needs a bit more zing, add a little more vegetable soup mix to it.

Fry the sliced mushrooms in the olive oil on a high heat until golden brown.

Drain and wash the pasta/carrot and mix in the sauce mix.

Serve with the mushrooms on the side of the plate.


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