Monday, December 26, 2011

LEMON INFUSED ZUCCHINI THREADS

This looked fanciful and fun. I think if I were to make this recipe again, I would choose spinach angel hair pasta so that the focus is on the beautiful green threads of vegetables. Regardless, this recipe tasted fresh and even a bit on the lighter side than you would expect for a pasta dish. It is a nice side dish for a variety of meals.

Ingredients:
4 medium sized zucchini, cut into thin ribbons with a mandolin and then sliced into thin threads with a knife
4 Tbs. Earth Balance (butter substitute)
4 green onions, thinly sliced lengthwise
Pinch of salt and pepper
½ box linguine, spaghetti or angel hair pasta
1 Tbs. lemon thyme, chopped
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1 Tbs. lemon juice
6 oz. parmesan cheese substitute
 
Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions. Melt Earth Balance in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add zucchini and green onions. Cook until tender. Add salt, pepper, thyme and lemon zest. Add cooked pasta and sauté for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle in the cheese substitute and stir until melted. Remove from heat. Drizzle with lemon juice and serve. Mmmmmmm….

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