Pick some fresh zucchini from your garden, boil it lightly, then add it to a saute of garlic, olive oil and pepper flakes. Toss in some parsley, give it all a quick simmer, then you're ready to serve it up with pasta and Parmesan cheese.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 pound rotini pasta
- 5 small zucchini, sliced
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and reserve.
Fill a medium sauce pan with lightly salted water. Add zucchini and bring to a boil; boil for 10 minutes or until tender.
In a large skillet, saute garlic in oil and hot pepper flakes. Add drained zucchini and parsley, then mix all together and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Toss with pasta; then add cheese and salt and pepper to taste, and serve.