All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2012
OK – this one is outrageously delicious & almost as easy. It is designed to be served with homemade pasta (https://delightfuldeliciousdelovelyblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/homemade-pasta-fettucini-noodles-23/) but a fine dried pasta, like angel hair, could work nicely. The homemade pasta is killer, though, and if I could – I’d pass a law that everyone try to make homemade pasta once. I might tag a single payer healthcare provision in that bill, too. Might as well kill two birds with one stone.
Anyway – this might sound odd but it is light & summery & clean. Try it!
Zucchini & Mint Pasta with Parmesan
7 large zucchini or approximate equivalent – grated
1/2 cup (a packed 1/2 cup) fresh mint – chopped finely
3 garlic cloves diced
4 TBS olive oil
1/2 to 1 tsp salt
1/2 to 1 tsp pepper
1 cup grated Parmesan
4 Servings homemade fettucini OR 1 lb dried angel hair.
Parsley – chopped for garnish
Get your water boiling for the pasta.
While the water heats, grate the zucchini on a cheese grater or in your food processor. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan & toss in the garlic. After a few seconds, add the zucchini. Add the salt & pepper & saute for 2-3 minutes – or until the zucchini softens. Remove from heat.
Drop your pasta into the water & cook. Drain the pasta & put it in a large serving bowl. Add the zucchini mix, the Parmesan & the fresh mint Mix very well. Serve and add a little extra grated cheese & the chopped parsley as garnish.
Chopped mint. So summery!