Valleybrink Road | Recipes | Summer Pasta With Zucchini, Spring Onion, Feta, And Lemon | Serves 2-3 1/2 box of whole wheat gemelli pasta (I use Baia Pasta) or the pasta shape of your choosing 2 small zucchini, cut into thin half moons 1 bunch of red spring onions, ends removed, cut into half moons 3 garlic cloves, roughly cho.

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Summer Pasta With Zucchini, Spring Onion, Feta, And Lemon
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Description

This pasta dish, with its bright flavors, is perfect for the summer heat. Delicious served warm or at room temperature. Make sure to top it with lots of crumbled feta and lemon zest.

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Bring a large stock pot of water to a boil. While you are waiting for the water to boil, place 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a sauté pan. Turn the heat onto medium and add the garlic and onions.

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Cook until the garlic and onions begin to soften, but not brown, about 3-5 minutes.

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Add the zucchini. Stir to coat and cook until the zucchini have just started to soften but still have a little bite to them, about 5 minutes. Season with sea salt and pepper. Taste.

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Remove from the heat and add the toasted pine nuts. Set aside while the pasta cooks. Once boiling, season generously with sea salt and add the pasta. Cook until al dente. Scoop the cooked pasta into the sauté pan with the zucchini mixture. Stir to coat. Add lemon zest and the juice of one lemon. Stir. Taste. 

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Season with more sea salt, black pepper, and olive oil as necessary. Scoop the pasta into individual bowls and top with crumbled feta, black pepper, basil and a little lemon zest. Finish with a teaspoon or two of the pasta water. Enjoy!

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 Serves 2-3

  • 1/2 box of whole wheat gemelli pasta (I use Baia Pasta) or the pasta shape of your choosing
  • 2 small zucchini, cut into thin half moons
  • 1 bunch of red spring onions, ends removed, cut into half moons
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • unfiltered olive oil
  • good quality feta basil, small leaves
  • sea salt
  • black pepper