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Jul 29 2013

Pasta with Zucchini and Pine Nuts

Pasta with Zucchini and Pine Nuts

Monday already sweet bloggy friends. I hope the weekend was a sweet one and that you are ready for another beautiful week. We had a little bit of rain on Saturday and it brought the temperatures down a bit ( I was doing the happy dance). I hope you were able to keep cool too.

Our garden is producing zucchini at an incredible rate. Oh how I wish you were our neighbors, you would all find zucchini on your door steps. Today’s recipe is easily made gluten free and is a delicious veggie dish for meatless Monday or for your vegetarian lifestyle.

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What You Need

12 oz. Package pasta noodles (your choice I used spaghetti, you can use gluten free too)

2 Cups zucchini (cleaned and thinly sliced)

1/4 Cup Italian parsley (chopped)

1/4 Cup fresh basil (chopped) extra for garnish if desired

1/2 Tbsp. fresh thyme (chopped)

1/2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary (chopped)

1 Clove garlic (crushed)

3 Green onions (chopped tops and bottoms)

1 tsp. Lemon zest

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

3 Tbsp. olive oil

1/4 Cup pine nuts (toasted)

Salt and pepper to taste

Nonstick skillet

Pasta pot

Colander

Plate

Serving bowl

Before you start – Prepare water for pasta by bringing it to a boil and toast pine nuts. Place pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium-low heat. Shake the skillet frequently to ensure even browning (careful they will burn quickly so keep them moving). When the nuts are fragrant and browned, take the pan off the heat. Place the pine nuts on a plate to cool.

Lets make it! add pasta to pot and cook according to direction. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat, add garlic, green onions and zucchini, cook for about 2 minutes stirring frequently, add parsley, basil, rosemary thyme and lemon zest, stir and continue cooking ( about 2 minutes) until zucchini has a bit of brown. Drain pasta in colander and place in serving bowl, sprinkle with lemon juice and salt and pepper, toss to combine pour the zucchini and herbs over the top , garnish with chopped basil or parsley and/ or basil leaves if desired and serve.

Serves 2-4

Do you cook with pine nuts?

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  1. Linda

    How lucky you are to have such a bountiful garden! My small one is so limited due to lack of enough sun, but I so appreciate what comes out of it. I like this simple but tasty sounding recipe.

  2. Shelia

    Looks so yummy and I know tastes so much better than store bought. Thanks for the recipe and be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I love pine nuts and I’m a fan of zucchini. I usually make my own pasta just because I enjoy doing it. I’ll try this!

  4. Janine Huldie

    Sounds so yummy and everything we love. Totally pinned to try it out. Thanks and Happy Monday Katie!! :)

  5. debbie@Deliciously Inspired

    Oh YUM – I am excited to try. Thanks Katherine. Bookmarking now.

  6. Maureen

    Great way to use garden produce and a nice change for meatless Monday!

  7. Tamara

    We have gigantic zucchinis and tons of basil right now from our garden. I love this recipe.

  8. Heather

    Oooohhh yummy! I must pin this!

  9. Elena Ferdinand

    Thanks for the follow back on Bloglovin’ :o) Hope you’re having a great Monday!

  10. debby9972

    It looks and sounds delicious! I wish I was your neighbor too, I would love some zucchini.

  11. Diana Stevan

    Looks like this a keeper. Thanks. I can taste it already.

  12. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    I’m sure I’ve eaten pine nuts before, but we’ve never cooked with them. Where do you find them?

  13. Heather @ new house, new home, new life

    I have an abundance of zucchini in my garden right now and am always looking for new ways to use it – this will be on the menu this week!

  14. Angel

    Happy Monday Dear Friend
    This looks delicious. I’ve never tried zucchini with the pine nuts before so this will be a treat. I loooove zucchini.
    Angel

  15. Libby

    This looks so good! I’ve never had zucchini and pine nuts together either, but I bet they are such a rich flavor.

  16. Little Susie Home Maker

    I love zucchini. This sounds good, I like that you are using one nuts! Great idea for more flavor!
    Blessings,
    Susie

  17. Judy Haughton-James

    Sounds healthy and looks so delicious Katie! Enjoy the rest of your day.

  18. Julie Corbisiero

    Hi, this recipe looks so good and it looks like something that my family would love.
    Julie

  19. elisabeth

    I missed your delicious Zucchini with Pine Nuts and came back to get the recipe…absolutely loving this simple and amazing dish! xo

  20. Jennifer

    Love this! Thanks for linking it up to the DIY Sunday Showcase last week, it’s featured today! Jen @ PinKWhen

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