Sunday, 7 August 2011

Refreshing Courgette, Lemon and Chilli Penne Pasta

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I've been buying courgettes(zucchini) more often now ever since I started to cook this dish as it simply delicious! That and the husband has been asking for it every so often. :)  Of course I'm not complaining since it's also easy peasy to make! Using lemons in a pasta dish brings a whole new dimension to it, one that's refreshing, light and summery!

Serves 2

175g of you favourite pasta
Olive oil
2 medium courgettes(zucchini), sliced thinly
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp of crushed chillis
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil, add pasta and cooked for 10 mins until just tender

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the courgettes in a single layer. Cooke on a medium to high heat for 5 mins until golden, turning to cook both sides. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for a further min. Season the courgettes and stir in the grated lemon zest.

3. Drain the pasta and toss with the courgettes . Add the lemon juice and give it another toss. Check seasoning and serve!

Recipe adapted from Waitrose everyday recipes


  1. I love simple pasta dish like this! Thanks for sharing. Cute blog :)

  2. Is courgette similar to zucchini or cucumber?

  3. Yudith: Thanks for visiting!

    tigerfish: Courgettes are the same as zucchini. :)

  4. Lovely! I like how simple and healthy this looks!

  5. mycookinghut: really quick to make as well! :)

  6. I am so glad you started submitting. I just love your images and posts!

  7. Thanks for the compliments. :)

  8. This is healthy and delicious at the same time. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

  9. looks so delightful!

  10. just got to read some gud info on chili pasta...

  11. Thanks for these really irresitible pictures of the penne. Suhani special thanks to you for the links.

  12. Eftychia: Thanks for visiting!
    Suhani: Thanks for the link!
    Anonymous: Glad you enjoyed the post.


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