Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer Recipe #1: Zucchini Pasta Salad

I found this recipe on Pinterest and the recipe is adapted from: Sweet Pea's Kitchen


1 1/2 pounds zucchini (about 2 1/2 zucchinis), sliced very thinly
1 teaspoon salt
13.5 ounce box of whole grain rotini pasta
2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1/2 cup kalamata olives, cut in half
1 1/2 ounces Parmesan cheese, thinly sliced with a peeler
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted and cooled (toast at 300˚ for about 10 minutes)
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt


Combine zucchini and 1 teaspoon of salt in a large colander set over a large bowl or in sink; let it sit for 20 minutes.
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in salted water; drain and cool.
In a large bowl combine zucchini, cooled pasta, tomatoes, olives, cheese and almonds.
In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, black pepper and salt together. Toss with salad and adjust seasonings to taste. Serve chilled. 
It turned out delicious and a great summer food for lunch or dinner. I highly recommend it :) 

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