Zucchini Pasta Salad – Simple And Healthy

Zucchini Pasta Salad – Simple And Healthy

Zucchini pasta salad is a healthy recipe with veggies and pasta which is low in carb, nutritious to health, and can eat anytime for your meal.

Ingredients For Zucchini Pasta Salad:-

  • 175 Grams – Pasta(any variety)
  • Two Tablespoons – Olive Oil
  • Four Cloves – Garlic(roughly chopped)
  • Two – Shallots(thinly sliced)
  • 500 Grams – Zucchini(cut into half moons)
  • One Cup – Corns
  • One – Red Bell Pepper
  • One – Lemon, Zest And Some Juice To Taste
  • Three Cups – Cooked Beans
  • Ten – Cherry Tomatoes(halved)
  • One Cup – Coriander Leaves
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese, Pecorino, Olives, Pumpkin Seeds, And Chili Flakes(small quantities of each)

Directions:-

  1. In a saucepan boil water, add some salt in it. Cook pasta according to the instructions given in the packet.
  2. After cooked drained the water from pasta and keep the water for later use.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic, shallot, and zucchini and saute for five to six minutes, stirring often, lower the heat if garlic starts to get too dark.
  4. Once the zucchini has a bit of colour, stir in the one lemon zest.
  5. Add the corn, and stir and cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat to low, letting it steam until zucchini is tender. Check after a few minutes, give a quick stir, cover again.
  6. Once zucchini is tender add the cooked black beans and let them warm through, adding the salt and pepper.
  7. Drain the pasta remembering to save some salted pasta water. Add the pasta to the pan, along with a few tablespoons of the salted pasta water.
  8. Squeeze with a little lemon juice. Stir, taste and adjust salt and lemon.
  9. To add more flavour you can add olives, shaved pecorino. A little anchovy pastes to stir a little in the pasta water that you add into the pan.
  10. For heat add chilli flakes. Place this in a big bowl and right before serving toss in fresh coriander. Top with tomato halves. Sprinkle with feta cheese.
  11. Enjoy.

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