Thursday, July 14, 2011

Linguine with Zucchini and Ricotta

This is the perfect summer pasta dish.  Fresh zucchini and mint give our favorite ricotta recipe all the attention it deserves.  Your friends will love the fresh play of flavors while you sip on a nice glass of white wine and pat yourself on the back.


1 lb pasta (fettucini or linguine)
2 zucchini thinly sliced
1 cup ricotta cheese (Smitten Kitchen style)
1 cup of mint leaves finely chopped
lemon zest from 1 lemon

1. Cook pasta according to directions
2. When there is 1 minute left on the timer for the pasta add the zucchini to the boiling water
3. Drain zucchini and pasta and transfer to serving dish
4. Drizzle olive oil over the pasta/zucchini mixture
5. Stir ricotta cheese into the pasta
6. Top with mint leaves and lemon zest
7. Salt and pepper to taste

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