5 stars for flavor and for ease of preparation. FANTASTIC! Had the wrong shape of pasta and no fresh herbs and it still rocked the house. Used a julienne slicer from Pampered Chef on the zucchini, steamed it briefly in the microwave. Added a pinch of red pepper flakes to the garlic and oil while that was steeping. Not a bit left over, suitable for the meat eater and the vegetarian. Can't wait to make this again!
My husband really enjoyed this!!! I did leave out the parmesan (to make vegan) and was going to use pine nuts instead but we were out so I just mixed a bit of nutritional yeast & hemp seed together and topped the pasta with that. Served this with salad and garlic bread. The leftovers made a excellent lunch the next day as well. Thanks so much!!
Best Recipes of 2009 Tag game: KateL - this recipe is so full of flavor!! Excellent garlic flavor!
I really like how versatile this recipe is. You can make a great dish regardless of what herbs you have on hand. I can't wait to try it in the summer with some fresh basil from the garden. I felt that the zucchini was a bit bland, like due to it's being out of season. I think snow peas would make a great substitute, and look forward to trying it that way. For this meal, I used equal amounts of thyme and sage, which were the herbs I had on hand; but I think I'd cut back on the sage next time as it has a very strong flavor. Thanks for posting!
WOW, this pasta dish is AWESOME!!! I luv garlic, zucchini, herbs and pasta, so I knew this would be a hit..and it was! I used fresh basil from my garden as the herb of choice and whole wheat spelt pasta, which made for a nutty taste. Mmmm, all the aromas went so well together and I could have gone on eating and eating and eating...;) THANKS SO VERY MUCH for sharing this delightful dish with us, KateL! Ill surely make it often again as it is also very easy and quick to put together.
Simple, and VERY delicious! Kate, I'm so glad you entered this here for safekeeping! I used yellow zucchini squash, as that's what was in my organic bin, and upped the garlic per Kate's suggestion. I added some fresh basil from my herb garden, too. Perfection! Made for 1-2-3 Hits. Thanks, Kate!
I made this a week ago and forgot to review it, it was great! i used oil that had been flavored with Chef Kates garlic confit and the garlic from it. Perfect for a hot night!
We really liked this one. I did however add some chopped onion to it. This is a very easy and cheap dinner to make.
Very nice pasta dish, thanks for sharing this recipe. We took your advice and doubled the garlic. I also added some steamed spinach, sage and thyme. Our basil is not in yet but I think that would be the best flavor for this pasta. Nice and light yet extremely tasty!