Zucchini & Mint Pasta with Parmesan



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

serves 4


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!


Homemade Fettucini  – https://delightfuldeliciousdelovelyblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/homemade-pasta-fettucini-noodles-23/