Linguine and Zucchini

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Linguine and Zucchini Spaghetti (Zoodles)

Linguine and Zucchini can be a simple, meatless dinner that is on the table in 30 minutes or less or the perfect side to serve with a simple grilled meat.

Linguine and Zucchini

Ingredients

  • 1 pound linguine, cooked according to package directions, 1/2 cup pasta water reserved
  • 4 medium zucchini, cut into "spaghetti" using the julienne blade on a mandolin*, use only the firm outside of the zucchini, not the seedy middle
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 container marinated artichokes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Method

Step 1

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat; add the zucchini and saute until crisp-tender, about 3 - 4 minutes. Add the cooked linguine and artichokes, toss well. Add the cream, cheese and lemon zest; toss well to combine. Moisten with pasta water if it seems to dry. Taste and adjust seasonings.

 

Linguine and Zucchini

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What’s for dinner?

It’s a question I love, and hate. Some days it just feels like I’ve already cooked everything there is and am out of ideas. At least, temporarily. Then I go to the pantry or the garden, or in this case both, and come up with an easy tasty satisfying meal. 

This recipe for Linguine and Zucchini can be a simple meatless meal or the perfect accompaniment to a simple grilled protein such as chicken or fish. Use a mandolin, spiralizer, or a julienne peeler to create fresh zucchini spaghetti; toss with some cooked linguine; add chopped marinated artichokes, along with a touch of lemon juice and cream, and you have a delicious meatless dinner in less than 30 minutes.

serve as a side, or as a quick meatless main course

Marinated artichokes are a great addition to the many textures of the pasta; the linguine being soft, the zucchini spaghetti maintains a bit of its crunch and the artichokes are right in-between. I ALWAYS rinse my artichokes as I find the flavor of the oil used in most preparations to be slightly off, but I still like the texture of the marinated ones over frozen.

Linguine and Zucchini is also a great side dish for a simple grilled or baked protein. Here I paired it with some Grilled Halibut with Lemon and Parsley that was prepared as skewers. The flavors were great together as both have just a hint of lemon.

 

Linguine and Zucchini

 

Linguine and Zucchini

Linguine and Zucchini zoodles

Linguine and Zucchini can be a simple, meatless dinner that is on the table in 30 minutes or less or the perfect side to serve with a simple grilled meat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound linguine, cooked according to package directions, 1/2 cup pasta water reserved
  • 4 medium zucchini, cut into "spaghetti" using the julienne blade on a mandolin*, use only the firm outside of the zucchini, not the seedy middle
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 container marinated artichokes, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Step 1

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat; add the zucchini and saute until crisp-tender, about 3 - 4 minutes. Add the cooked linguine and artichokes, toss well. Add the cream, cheese, and lemon zest; toss well to combine. Moisten with pasta water if it seems to dry. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g

Nutritional values may not be 100% accurate


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  1. posted by rocky on August 26, 2014

    Easy to made

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.
  • Calories
    371
  • Protein
    12g
  • Carbohydrate
    43g
  • Dietary Fiber
    5g
  • Cholesterol
    30mg
  • Sodium
    226mg
  • Fat
    18g (7g Sat, 8g Mono, 1g Poly
  • My best estimate. Not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.

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