Friday, August 20, 2010

Whole Grain Pasta Shells with Zucchini, Fresh Herbs and Lemon Zest

1 Box of whole-wheat pasta shells
1/3 cup olive oil
1 Yellow Zucchini (cut into 1/4 inch slices)
1 Green Zucchini (cut into 1/4 inch slices)
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 onion diced
2 tsp., grated lemon zest
1/4 cup parmigiano
3 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
3 Tablespoons fresh Parsley, chopped
1/4 cup reserved cooking water
Salt and Pepper to taste

Method:

1) Boil water, when water begins boiling rapidly put pasta shells in! 
Boil according to package directions.
2) In a saute pan heat up olive oil and add onion and garlic.  Saute for a few minutes and add both Zucchinis and continue to saute until al dente.
3) Add reserved cooking water to the zucchini mixture
4) Place Pasta, zucchini mixture all chopped herbs, parmigiano, and lemon rind in and bowl and mix until well distributed.  Add salt and pepper to taste!

Make it Work:
You can use regular pasta if that is all you have
even a rice pasta will work!  It is all according to
your taste buds.  





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