Live Better
 
 

Pasta with zucchini, basil and lemon sauce recipe

This light, fragrant sauce goes well with thin pasta like spaghetti, angel hair or linguine

Serves: 4

Ingredients

Nothing beats using your own fresh produce or materials around the house.
If you’re missing a thing or two, tick the items you need to add to your shopping list.

Who’s doing the shopping?

Send the shopping list straight to their inbox.

What to do

  • 1. Bring large pot of water to the boil.

  • 2. Add the basil and garlic to the mortar and pestle and crush together.

  • 3. Slowly add the olive oil into the mortar while pounding the mixture.

  • 4. Pound the mixture until it is a coarse paste, then add the lemon rind, lemon juice and half the parmesan. Mix thoroughly.

  • 5. Season to taste with salt and pepper, remembering that pasta sauce needs to be well seasoned. Set aside.

  • 6. Finely slice the zucchini.

  • 7. Add the pasta to the boiling salted water to cook.

  • 8. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan.

  • 9. Stir in the zucchini and a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • 10. Cook zucchini for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  • 11. Add the garlic and basil sauce to the cooked zucchini.

  • 12. Use tongs to add the cooked pasta directly from the pot to the pan and toss through, adding a small amount of pasta water if required.

  • 13. Pour into serving platter and sprinkle with remaining parmesan.

  • This recipe is adapted from an original by Foster Primary School, Victoria.

  • Recommended Reading

    Do you really need to detox?

    Nutrition expert Dr Tim Crowe untangles the myths and facts.

    Read more

    Chicken skewers with carrot, beet and apple salad recipe

    Fresh and tasty skewers with a colourful salad.

    Read more

    Easy ways to refresh your food habits

    Nutritionist Sarah Boykett shares tips for mixing it up.

    Read more

    Pork and peanut tacos recipe

    A mouthwatering feast with rich peanut sauce.

    Read more

    Healthy Friday night fish and chips recipe

    A deliciously light alternative to a takeaway favourite.

    Read more

    Pico de gallo and avocado tacos recipe

    Make tacos at home the authentic Mexican way.

    Read more

    5 summer foods that hydrate you

    How to increase your fluid intake

    Read more

    Roast sweet potato and cherry tomato omelette recipe

    An easy and delicious roast veggie omelette.

    Read more