Fideuà de Verduras (Grilled Pasta with Vegetables)

Fideos are small strips of pasta that look like 1/2-inch pieces of thin spaghetti, although sometimes they're shaped like mini macaroni. (Broken angel hair pasta is an easy swap.) In Valencia, Spain, dishes that incorporate fideos are called fideuà—pronounced fee-dey-wha—and are cooked like paella.

Fideuà de Verduras (Grilled Pasta with Vegetables)
Photo: Angie Mosier
Active Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 lemon

  • 3 baby artichokes

  • 8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup green beans, trimmed and halved

  • ½ cup Romano beans (see Tip), trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup diced tomato

  • 2 teaspoons smoked sweet paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 14 ounces fideos (see Tip) or broken angel hair pasta (3 cups)

  • Large pinch of saffron threads


  1. Preheat a gas grill to medium-high or build a fire in a charcoal grill and let it burn down to medium-high heat (about 425°F).

  2. Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with cold water. Squeeze lemon juice into the water and add the lemon halves. Trim the artichoke stems, then cut about 1/4 inch off the tops of the leaves. Quarter the artichokes and scoop out any fuzzy chokes inside. Add the cut artichokes to the lemon water.

  3. Bring broth to a simmer in a large saucepan. Cover with a lid and take out to the grill along with the artichokes and the remaining ingredients.

  4. Heat a 12- to 14-inch paella pan or cast-iron skillet on the grill for 3 minutes. Add oil and heat for 1 minute. Drain the artichokes and add to the pan along with onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add green beans and Romano beans and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomato, paprika and salt; mix well. Add fideos (or angel hair) and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes.

  5. Stir in 7 cups of the warm broth and saffron. Bring to a simmer. Cook until the fideos are tender, 8 to 12 minutes, depending on package directions. Stir in the remaining 1 cup broth; remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


A long, flat Italian cousin to string beans, Romano beans can be 6 inches-plus in length and as wide as two to three string beans. Because of their size, they cook equally as well on the grill or under the broiler as they do in boiling water. Find them at farmers' markets this time of year or occasionally in the freezer aisle.

Track down traditional Valencian fideos pasta at well-stocked supermarkets or check or Amazon. (Broken angel hair pasta makes a decent substitute.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
8g Fat
50g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size generous 1 cup
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 2250IU 45%
Sodium 453mg 20%
Potassium 310mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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