Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pasta With Zucchini, Tomatoes & Fresh Basil

By: The Food Hunter
 
The tasty combination of zucchini & fresh tomatoes is perfect served over pasta for a quick week-night meal. Ready in under 30 minutes, you don't even need a recipe to make this flavorful dish.
 

Follow along with the video below to see how quick and easy it all comes together.




Pasta With Zucchini, Tomatoes & Fresh Basil
Serves 2

1 garlic clove, sliced thin
1/2 a large zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch-thick half moons

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 Tablespoons basil, chopped
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt
1/2 lb pasta
Parmesan cheese

Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons of salt.

Heat olive oil in a 12 to 14-inch sauté pan. Add the zucchini & cook stirring occasional, until soft. Season lightly with salt. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant. Remove from the heat.

Drop the pasta into the boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta and toss into the pan with the zucchini. Place the pan back on the heat. Add the tomatoes, season with salt, and cook about 1-2 minutes.

Add pasta to the pan and stir to combine. Add basil and a splash of olive oil (just enough to lightly coat the pasta).

Spoon into serving bowls and serve with grated parmesan cheese.

31 comments:

  1. Great way to use our summer fresh zucchini, tomatoes, AND basil!

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  2. I love a good quick & easy pasta tossed with fresh vegetables.

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  3. This looks amazing - I love the use of summer vegetables!!

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  4. I love that combination of vegetables! And it's a perfect easy pasta dish.

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  5. I have a counter full of cherry tomatoes, zucchini and basil right now. Great option for those!

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  6. This looks so fresh and bursting with summertime flavors! YUM!

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  7. What a wonderful dish for end of summer veggies! Love this.

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  8. Easy, fresh, delicious - a perfect combination!

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  9. Love your choice of noodle! A great recipe for the end of summer.

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  10. I love fresh, quick meals like this! Yummy.

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  11. So simple yet so tasty. Love it! Perfect as a weeknight dinner!

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  12. This looks so fresh and quick to throw together! Love it!

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  13. What a great quick and easy weeknight dinner. Perfect way to use those fresh ingredients.

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  14. We love simple and quick pasta dinners!!

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  15. I love a good, easy recipe! This looks healthy, fresh, and delicious! YUM!

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  16. Such a pretty, fresh dinner! LOVE the video, too!

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  17. I love all these flavors together! And what a great way to use up truck load of zucchini I have from my garden! Can't wait to try it - yum!

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  18. That's my kind of weeknight meal and I loved the video :)

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  19. Easy dinners for the WIN!! YUM!

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  20. What a simple yet tasty dish,I love uncomplicated dishes like this.

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  21. Great video, this pasta dish looks amazing and a great use of late summer produce!

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  22. Love the video Theresa! Great meal too, and so easy!

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  23. This is one of my favorite summer pasta dishes. I have so much zucchini in my garden and I make something similar weekly.

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  24. Saw your video on instagram (I think it was instagram!) You did great!

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  25. Thanks for this - looks pretty quick to make!

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  27. Wow, what a great video, Theresa!! What camera did you use if I may ask? Lovely summer recipe as well, so quick and easy :D

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  28. I just love how simple good food is to make. Great combination and even better recipe for the end of Summer.

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  29. I just love fresh pasta & fresh tomatoes together. Perfect end of Summer recipe.

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  30. What a simple and flavor-packed meal! Love it!

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