Sunday, July 10, 2011

Zucchini Pasta

I've tried all kinds of zucchini recipes recently, but this is by far my favorite.  It's from the August 2011 issue of Whole Living Magazine.  It's on the cover, and looked pretty tempting.  When I saw the basic ingredient list, I knew I wanted to give it a try.  It's fresh and delicious and healthy.  My mom couldn't believe it when I called and told her I was shoving vegetables into my mouth as quickly as I could, and lovin' it!  Her response was "I never thought I'd hear you say that". Yep, I'm growin' up.

Zucchini Pasta (Whole Living, Aug 2011)

8 oz cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped raw walnuts
2 Tbsp torn fresh basil, plus leaves for garnish
2 Tbsp EVOO, plus more for drizzling (olive oil)
Sea salt
1 zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise, slices cut into 1/4-inch-long strips
*and I added some shaved Parmesan cheese!

In a bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, walnuts, basil, and oil.  Season with salt.  Let stand 20 minutes.  Toss with zucchini and garnish with basil.
Simple, fresh and delicious.  I experimented with how to cut my zucchini, and using the vegetable peeler got nice thin ribbons, then I did matchstick type cuts for different texture.  I also didn't have cherry tomatoes, but it's easy to make this salad your own and use what you like and have on hand.  Peppers would be a good addition, as well as lemon juice or maybe balsamic vinegar.  The only thing I would do different is use less olive oil next time - or more zucchini!

I'm linking this recipe up with Homemaker on a Dime, Delightfully Dowling, Mouthwatering Monday @ A Southern Fairytale, Skip to my Lou, Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl CreativeDelicious Dishes at It's a Blog Party, Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff,  Hearth and Soul Blog Hop, Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays @ 33 Shades of Green, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Made from Scratch Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday @ For The Love Of Blogs,Blue Cricket Design, At Home with Haley, Lady Behind the Curtain,  Little Brick Ranch, These Chicks Cooked, Miz Helen's Country CottageMangoes and Chutney for Fat Camp Fridays, EKat's Kitchen (currently being held at Girlichef), Simply Delish, Feeding Four, It's a Keeper, Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hypo, The Sweet Details for Savory Sunday, and
The Healthy Hop at Fave Diets, Finding Joy in My Kitchen

28 comments:

  1. I just discovered your site through a blog party, cannot wait to try this recipe, and am now a new follower! I look forward to blogging with you!

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  2. That looks awesome! I love zucchini and wonder if cutting it in pasta shapes might convince my kids to eat it too.

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  3. This sounds so healthy and delicious! This would make a great lunch!

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  4. That does look good - growing up I ate two vegetables: cucumbers and carrots. Turns out my mom overcooked all the veggies so that's why I didn't like them - I didn't even TRY other vegetables until my early 30's!

    Now its weird if I am out of baby spinach!

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  5. That looks delish! I try to cook vegetarian at least once or twice a week - I may have to add this to the line up.

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  6. With ingredients this good, of COURSE you were shoving it into your mouth! Plus, the fact that they are surrounded by pasta never hurts.

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  7. I am always looking for a great salad recipe. This will be perfect this summer.

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  8. I love that magazine! This sounds so yummy, I'm going to have to try it. Heck it might be good for my reunion this weekend. Thanks! ♥ BJ

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  9. I'll have to try this once my zucchini comes in!

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  10. This looks SO delicious... I am definitely going to have to try it one day soon!

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  11. This sounds yummy! I have 3 zucchini right now =D Yay! I'm loving these cute flowers! Good work! This is super cute! I would LOVE for you to link this up to My Favorite Things party! It's going on all week,
    & be sure to check out my giveaway too! Stopping by from the Homemaker on a Dime party.
    Thanks
    ~Iffy~
    www.StayAtHomeNation.blogspot.com

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  12. i make something very similar and it is delicious!!

    visiting from tempt my tummy!

    the july giftaway is on! hope you'll enter!!

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  13. The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop became the coolest party on the block because of your participation. Thank you!

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  14. This looks lovely and seasonl. Thanks for sharing it with hearth and soup hop :)

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  15. This is a beautiful pasta dish and looks so healthy! Visiting from the Heart and Soul Blog Hop.

    Maria @ A Platter of Figs

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  16. that looks delicious and a great way to use fresh picked veggies! Thanks for linking up with Made From Scratch Tuesday!

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  17. That zucchini pasta looks just perfect for the produce I've got at the house right now. I'm printing this off now and I want to make it tonight. Thanks for the recipe, Kim!

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  18. YUM! I made zucchini pasta a month or so ago! We loved it

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  19. Looks like you have been on a zucchini kick lately! Maybe this pasta could get me to like zucchini? I wanted to invite you over to my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-first-giveaway.html

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  20. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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  21. Oh Girl, I am like you we have tried so many Zucchini lately because we have a great Zucchini harvest this year. Your recipe looks awesome and I will be trying it soon, I can't wait. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  22. What a beautiful dish, thanks for sharing with the Hearth n Soul hop!

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  23. Oh my goodness. It's one in the morning, and I should be going to bed, but instead I'm looking at your delicious food and my stomach is grumbling - because, well, there's NOTHING better than pasta - it's totally one of my favorite, favorite foods! I (surprisingly!) have all the ingredients for this, and will totally be making it in the morning!

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  24. This looks fantastic! And I LOOOVE Whole Living...I'm pretty much a sucker for anything in there ;D

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  25. Thank you for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow and share more of your recipes.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  26. Following with GFC :)
    Thanks for linking up to Bacon Time. Hope to see you this week too. Looks yummy.

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  27. I can't believe how simple and delicious this recipe looks. It's high zucchini season by me, and this recipe would be perfect for all that fresh produce. Thanks so much for linking up to my hop!

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  28. I made this last night to take to some friend's house that were having us over for dinner. It was a hit!!! So very delicious. I used regular tomatoes...cause that's what I had and I added balsamic vinegar and black pepper to the mix. Awesome and so simple!

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