Zucchini-Mint Pasta

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

From the Kitchen of Marian Cooper Cairns, Birmingham, AL. "Add cooked shrimp for a heartier main, or white beans for a vegetarian option."

Yield: Makes 4 to 6 main-dish or 6 to 8 side-dish servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (9-oz.) package refrigerated fettuccine pasta, cooked, or 1 (8.8-oz.) package pappardelle pasta, cooked
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Preparation

  1. Melt butter with olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots, and sauté 2 minutes. Add zucchini; sauté 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Stir in minced garlic, and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Toss in cooked pasta, fresh mint, walnuts, and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with feta cheese just before serving.
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