Monday, March 17, 2008

Pasta with Zucchini-Garlic Sauce

Source: Prevention magazine (modified by Aimee)

4 medium zucchini
12 oz. pasta (such as penne)

¼ cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
oil for frying
1/2 tsp salt plus extra to taste
pepper to taste
parmesan cheese to top (optional)

1. Cut 2 zucchini into cubes; steam until tender.  Transfer to blender; add olive oil & ¼ cup water, & salt; process until smooth.
2.  Meanwhile, cut 2 remaining zucchini into cubes; fry until crisp-tender. Add garlic & cook 1 minutes more; set aside.
3. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain & return to pot.  Stir in sauce & zucchini-garlic mixture until well-coated.  Season with salt & pepper.

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