Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pasta w/ Zucchini, Feta & Mint

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This is a simple summer pasta dish.
The combination of zucchini and mint is just meant to be.

It tastes cool and refreshing on a hot day.

Penne w/ Zucchini, Feta & Mint (adapted from Bon Appetit 2007)

1/2 box of penne or farfalle pasta
2 zucchinis, sliced lengthwise, halved and quartered (you should have 8 long pieces)
1/4 cup of torn fresh mint leaves
1/3 cup of feta or ricotta salata cheese
balsamic vinegar
olive oil
red pepper flakes



Coat your zucchini pieces with olive oil and kosher salt.
Grill them on medium high heat, so all sides are grilled, about 5 minutes per side.
When your zucchini is done, cut it into even chunks and pour about 4 tbsp of balsamic vinegar over the hot pieces.



Toss with fresh mint and set aside.

Cook your pasta as per directions.
Drain and toss with the balsamic zucchini and add some olive oil (about 3 tbsp), the feta cheese and a dash of hot pepper flakes.

Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

18 comments:

kat said...

Oh, that sounds so good & another great recipe to add to the use up the zucchini list!

StaceyEsq said...

I think I need to make this for dinner this evening. It's horribly muggy outside and just thinking about eating this for dinner makes me happy. Thank you.

Dana said...

Grilled zucchini is magical. I love the idea of putting it in pasta!

Bob said...

I've never mixed zucchini and mint. Sounds great!

Patsyk said...

Those flavors just say summer! Great way to use up the abundance of zucchini this time of year.

Julia said...

This looks wonderful! I love zucchini and mint!

The Food Hunter said...

sounds very summerish.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Ummm. My stomach is growling.
Ramona

KennyT said...

I love the combo of this pasta dish, simply fantastic!

Sarah said...

yum yum yum! Made this for dinner - with a little lemon juice and mizithra cheese - delicious!!

Margaret said...

Made this tonight! Thanks for a great recipe!

Lori Lynn said...

That does sound like the perfect summer pasta!
LL

potato ricer said...

This looks really good and a great excuse to get my potato ricer out!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love those pretty grill marks! I just realized I don't use mint enough!

caterpillarGirl said...

omg! i like got a potato ricer too.. its sooo goood lol.. my potato has never been so fluffy :) check it out just click on potato ricer :)

darda said...

nice recipe! many thanks

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me said...

I love zucchinis and mint!
I bet it tastes fantastic, I might try it once :)

Solina