1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced
3 cups multicolored cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 ounces Asiago cheese, grated and divided (about 1/2 cup)
Est. added sugars 0g
How to Make It
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto; cook 3 minutes or until crisp. Remove prosciutto from pan. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to pan. Add onion, garlic, and pepper; sauté 4 minutes. Add zucchini; cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes and salt; cook 3 minutes. Stir in pasta and vinegar; cook 30 seconds. Remove pan from heat; stir in parsley and 1 ounce cheese. Divide pasta mixture among 4 bowls; top with prosciutto and remaining 1 ounce cheese.
I used whole wheat rotini and subbed parm/reg for the asiago (not a fan). I also added some basil at the end too. Easy to prepare and pretty tasty. Could easily use bacon for the prosciutto. I'd make it again but it is nothing outstanding.
I cut this recipe in half, and scaled the tomatoes down to 1 cup, as it was all I had. I kept the prosciutto at 1 ounce, but would probably half it to 0.5 oz next time. I subbed in whole wheat thin spaghetti, and used shaved asiago/parmesan/romano mix from Trader Joe's, and added some black pepper to the top. Delicious! I really liked this.
So easy! Just a few ingredients but combined they really had unique flavors that also blended well. I used veggie bacon instead of prociuto. Now I have a quick delicious vegetarian meal to add to my repertoire . One more thing, I often cook w color in mind and this was a spectacularly colorful dish- so pretty it made me smile!
I used this recipe as a skeleton for dinner. Rather than sauteing the onion with the garlic and crushed red pepper, I grilled the onion with the zucchini adding half a chopped red and yellow pepper. I then cooked the prosciutto in a skillet after which I removed from the pan and then cooked the garlic and crushed red pepper adding the grilled veggies after a few minutes. I then proceeded with the recipe adding the tomatoes, and the rest of the ingredients. It was delicious! Adding the extra veggies "beefed" up the dish--hubby loved it. I served it with a tossed salad. We certainly got our 5 servings of vegetables!
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