Homemade Pasta with Zucchini Ribbons

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This is a delicious and amazingly simple meal that is quick to make! It is also easy to adjust to you personal tastes. You can easily add fresh or sun-dried tomatoes, or substitute the hot peppers for sweet or bell peppers. If you are looking to add protein you could easily add chicken, or white beans for a vegetarian options.

This recipe is perfect for two, but of course can be multiplied for however you may have!

Ingredients:

(1) Medium Zucchini

(1) Red Onion

(2-3) Cloves of Garlic

(1-2) Hot Cherry Peppers

Linguine or Spaghetti

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

Fresh paremsan cheese

Directions:

1) Get your water on the stove to start boiling. While the water heats, slice the onion in to thin strips; fine chop garlic and hot cherry peppers. Using a peeler, thinly peel the zucchini into ribbons.       vegprep1 vegprep2

2) Heat olive oil in a pan and toss in the garlic, onions and hot peppers. Saute on medium heat until the onions start to get translucent, then turn down.

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3) Cook pasta. All of my pastas are homemade egg noodles which cook quickly, allowing me to toss in the zucchini at the same time. However, if you are using boxed pasta, cook according to the directions. When noodles are close to done, add the zucchini to the saute pan. Zucchini cooks quick, especially in ribbons, and will reduce quickly. So for this recipe, think of it more as warming the zucchini than anything! Right as it starts to get translucent, make sure you turn the heat down (or remove from heat if you have an electric stove!)veginpan3

4) Drain pasta, and toss in with vegetables. Stir thoroughly to coat past in olive oil and mix in vegetables. Serve immediately. I like to top this with fresh grated paremsan cheese! p

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