Pasta with Zucchini

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  • prep 10 min    cook 20 min
  • serves 4

This dish proves that you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make great pasta.


  • 1 pound zucchini
  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound dried spaghetti
  • 6 tablespoons freshly grated pecorino cheese, preferably Sicilian
  • Leaves from four bunches fresh basil, torn

    How to make it  30 minutes

  • 1

    Wash the zucchini and cut into rounds or slice them lengthwise.

  • 2

    Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan until very hot. Fry the zucchini for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain well and pat dry on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and cover with a plate to keep warm.

  • 3

    Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Drain and sprinkle with pecorino.

  • 4

    Top with fried zucchini, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil.

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