Summer Zucchini Pasta!

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All you need to make this pasta dish is:

some zucchini

fresh mint

mozzarella cheese

short cut pasta

Parmesan cheese

and 30 minutes time

I made this for lunch last Saturday. It’s a perfect Summer meal idea, it’s light, healthy and tasty and can be served either cold or warm.

Here is how you make it!

Ingredients (serves 3):

  • 1 big zucchini
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 g mozzarella cheese
  • 200 g short cut pasta
  • 1 tsp salt

Start by cutting up the zucchini

then chop up some onion

In a skillet heat up some oil and cook the onion until it gets a golden brown color

next add in the zucchini and 1 tsp of salt. Cover with a lid and let cook on low for about 10 min

Meanwhile grab some fresh mint…wash it, pls

add about half of it to the zucchini and keep cooking for other 10 min or until the veggies are cooked

Cook some short cut pasta according to package instructions

then add the past to the zucchini,

add some 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, stir around so all the ingredients get all together

Grab some mozzarella cheese and chop it up

add it to the pasta, and stir around so it melts

Serve on a plate, sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese and decorate with a few more mint leaves

Then serve!

One serving provides:

  • Calories: 551
  • Fat: 26 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51 g
  • Protein: 28 g

 

 

 

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.