Pasta with zucchini, walnuts and herbs


A quick and easy pasta dish that use grated zucchini, walnuts and fresh summer herbs.




  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. As the water is coming to a boil, grate zucchini, peel and mince garlic, grate parmesan cheese, mince herbs.
  3. Add pasta to water with one bouillon cube. Cook according to package instructions.
  4. While pasta is cooking, add oil to a large saut̩ pan over medium high heat. Add garlic, red pepper flakes and black pepper Рsaut̩ for 30 seconds Рstirring so garlic does not burn.
  5. Add grated zucchini to the saute pan. Continue to cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  6. Scoop up 1 cup of the pasta water and hold to the side.
  7. After cooking the zucchini for 5 minutes, add lemon juice and a few tbs of reserved pasta water to zucchini mixture. Give the zucchini a stir and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
  8. Add herbs and sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese onto zucchini mixture. Stir to combine.
  9. When ready, drain pasta and add to zucchini mixture. Stir to combine. Add walnuts and sprinkle remaining parmesan over the pasta and stir one last time. If the dish is really dry, add a tbs or so of reserved pasta water.
  10. Sprinkle with a little minced herbs and parmesan on top for before serving.