Monday, October 7, 2013

{Zucchini Pasta}

I love a good pasta. This one is really tasty and simple. I didn't add in the mint leaves because I didn't have any on hand, if you end up adding them, please let me know how you like it.

3 Tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 -3 medium zucchini, shredded
1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste
1 lb penne or farfalle pasta
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbs fresh mint leaves, chopped (optional)
1/4 cup pine nutes
1 Tbs heavy cream

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. When it is hot, add the garlic, zucchini, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring often, for 15 minutes or until the zucchini is quite tender,
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until the pasta is tender but still has some bite. Dip a heatproof glass measuring cup into the pasta cooking water and remove 1/2 cup. Drain the pasta into a colander and return it to the pot.
 Stir in the Parmesan and add the mixture to the cooked pasta. Stir well over low heat until the pasta is hot. Add a few spoons of the pasta cooking water if the mixture seems dry. Add in pine nuts and cream  season with salt to taste, stir in the mint and serve.

1 comment:

  1. What an intriguing and colorful pasta dish Codee. Perfect for National Pasta Month too. I think I too would have omitted the mint, especially since there is no more mint in the garden!

    Thank you so much for sharing...You are more than welcome to include it in the Pasta Day round up if you like. Here's the link to the Pasta Party on my blog.


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