LIGHT & HEALTHY SUMMER PASTA PRIMAVERA

 

  • Cooking Time: 12
  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 35

Ingredients

  • Thin spaghetti noodles (about 8 ounces)
  • Medium-Large zucchini
  • Medium yellow squash
  • Small yellow salad tomatoes (about 1.5 cups)
  • Roma tomatoes (about 6)
  • EVOO (about 3 Tbsp)
  • Garlic cloves (about 3)
  • Fresh herbs (about a half cup loosely packed garden herbs. I like basil, oregano and sage)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions

  • Set a pot of salted water on to boil. While waiting for the pasts to boil, prepare the vegetables.
  • Use the julienne peeler to cut thin strips from the surface of both the zucchini and the summer squash. I usually go about 4 passes deep before rotating. Set the peeled squash aside for a different use
  • Cut the salad tomatoes in halves or quarters depending on size. Halve and seed roma tomatoes before dicing shells.
  • By now your water should be boiling. Go ahead and add your pasta to the water. Refer to the package for proper al dente cooking time. (usually about 5 minutes). While your pasta is cooking, heat the EVOO in a large skillet. Press your garlic cloves into the oil and saute about 3 minutes. Roughly dice or snip with scissors your herbs. Saute with the garlic until just wilted.
  • Drain pasta and add to the skillet with the garlic, herbs and oil. Drizzle the juice of one lemon ove the top. Toss to to coat.
  • Add zucchini and squash strips and dice tomatoes. Continue tossing while cooking on medium low heat until the zucchini is warm and pliable.
  • Serve warm topped with grated Parmesan cheese for garnish.

Notes

This dish is a light pasta primavera and is chock full of veggies.

To see a full visual tutorial for how to make this recipe, please visit Creative Green Living at: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2013/09/light-healthy-summer-pasta-primavera.html

Website Credit: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2013/09/light-healthy-summer-pasta-primavera.html

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