Total Time
36mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 31 mins

This nutritious low-fat penne recipe can effectively spark the taste buds as either a refreshing first course, or a carefree lunch dish. This is an original created by Chef Antonio Cecconi of Minneapolis.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions,el dente, (DO NOT OVERCOOK).
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large (12") frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Add mint, peppers and 1 tablespoon of cilantro and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add cucumber, hearts of palm, 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts and lemon zest.
  5. Add water, soy sauce and lemon juice.
  6. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Drain pasta well and add to frying pan.
  8. Toss well, cover and cook for 3 minutes over high heat.
  9. When done, transfer pasta to a large serving bowl.
  10. Garnish with remaining 1 tablespoon of cilantro and 1 tablespoon of peanuts.
  11. Serve while hot.

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