Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta Recipe
Pasta is a classic comfort food, but it doesn't have to be heavy and unhealthy. By incorporating fresh vegetables and herbs, you can create a light and flavourful pasta dish that's perfect for any season.
In this recipe, we'll show you how to make a delicious Mediterranean zucchini pasta that's loaded with vegetables and bursting with flavour.
- 1 pack of spaghetti
- 2 medium-sized zucchinis, sliced into thin rounds
- 1/2 cup of Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
- 1/4 cup of capers, drained
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup of chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Start by cooking the spaghetti according to the package instructions until it's al dente.
While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add the sliced zucchini, garlic, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt and black pepper to the skillet.
Cook the zucchini for 5-7 minutes, or until it's tender and slightly browned.
Add the chopped Kalamata olives, capers, parsley, and basil to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it to the skillet with the zucchini mixture.
Toss the pasta and vegetables together until they're well combined.
Serve the Mediterranean zucchini pasta with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.
This recipe makes about 4 servings of Mediterranean zucchini pasta. It's a great way to enjoy a flavorful and healthy pasta dish that's loaded with vegetables and bursting with flavor. You can also experiment with different vegetables and herbs to create your own unique version of this dish. Enjoy!