a refreshing dish for a gorgeous spring day!

I can finally feel the spring is here.  I can hear birds are chirping and people are laughing on the street.  It is one in the afternoon and I need something filling.  So I checked my fridge and the only sounding ingredient I have found is a half-size zucchini.  This is when creativity stirs!  :)  I love how the sun-dried tomatoes blends so well with zucchini and chili.  

  Ingredients: (for 1 person)    1/2 zucchini, shredded or thinly sliced in edible size as you wish  2 garlic, finely chopped  2 sun-dried tomatoes, thinly chopped  1 chili, finely chopped  1/2 lemon zest  1/3 lemon juice  1 handful chopped parsley or basil  1 tbsp parmesan  100g cooked pasta, cook it according to the packaging label, save a little (1/4 cup) pasta water  extra-virgin olive oil   Instructions:  1) Preheat saucepan with oil under medium heat  2) Add garlic and chili, cook and constant stir to avoid burning for a minute 3) Add zucchini and sun-dried tomatoes; cook for 5-8 minutes; season; turn off the fire if the pasta is not ready yet.  4) Add cooked pasta and pasta water to the saucepan; stir for 30 seconds  5) Add lemon zest, parmesan, and garnish with basil.  6) Drizzle a little oil on top, lemon juice and serve!! :) Quick and simple!!           

Ingredients: (for 1 person) 

1/2 zucchini, shredded or thinly sliced in edible size as you wish

2 garlic, finely chopped

2 sun-dried tomatoes, thinly chopped

1 chili, finely chopped

1/2 lemon zest

1/3 lemon juice

1 handful chopped parsley or basil

1 tbsp parmesan

100g cooked pasta, cook it according to the packaging label, save a little (1/4 cup) pasta water

extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions:  1) Preheat saucepan with oil under medium heat  2) Add garlic and chili, cook and constant stir to avoid burning for a minute 3) Add zucchini and sun-dried tomatoes; cook for 5-8 minutes; season; turn off the fire if the pasta is not ready yet.  4) Add cooked pasta and pasta water to the saucepan; stir for 30 seconds  5) Add lemon zest, parmesan, and garnish with basil.  6) Drizzle a little oil on top, lemon juice and serve!! :) Quick and simple!!