Angel Hair With Saffron & Fennel Zucchini

Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is such a nice change from the usual summer pasta with basil deal... the saffron gives this dish great flavor and a bright color; the fennel is refreshing and different and the whole dish is tied together with tomatoes and garlic. A fantastic, quick vegetarian main dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute garlic in olive oil for 2 minutes; add saffron and fennel seeds and saute for 1 minute more.
  2. Add zucchini slices and stir to coat thoroughly; cook on medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, stir together and cook for another 5 minutes, breaking up the tomatoes slightly.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. In the meantime, cook angel hair according to package directions: it should only take about 2 minutes.
  6. I like to add a little saffron to the pasta water for color and a little extra flavor, but just a pinch.
  7. Drain pasta and add to zucchini mixture in the skillet; stir together briefly and serve with a few snips of oregano and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

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