Spring Vegetable Pasta Fake-out

Spring Vegetable Pasta Fake-Out

2 yellow squash

2 zucchini

1 lb of asparagus, tips removed

2 tbsp good quality olive oil

1 small onion, diced

5 garlic cloves, minced

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

1 tsp fresh lemon zest

½ cup parmesan cheese, grated

Fresh basil


Using a vegetable peeler, shave each vegetable into thin ribbons. Discard core and seeds of squashes and zucchinis. Heat oil on low flame in large non-stick pan with garlic and onion (careful not to burn the garlic) for a couple of minutes. Add vegetables and season with salt, pepper, and lemon zest. Cook until tender tossing with tongs, about 5 minutes. Remove from flame and gently toss in cheese. Serve immediately and top with basil.

Grocery List

1 bunch of fresh basil

1 lemon

1 head of garlic 

1 small onion

1 lb asparagus

2 zucchinis 

2 yellow squash

6 oz parmesan cheese