Friday, September 11, 2009

Pasta Salad with Mediterranean Twist

I love zucchini it's one of my favorite recipes and with this easy dish you can get two side dishes in one which makes it easy to have a well rounded meal. It goes great with some grilled chicken slices.
*I appolige for the bad quality of the picture, I had to use my camera phone for this

Here's what you need:

some pasta, about half a box of linguine
olive oil
a few small zucchini sliced thin
kosher salt
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
2 tablespoons garlic
crushed red pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water, drain, and return the pasta to the pot. Meanwhile heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the zucchini and 1/2 teaspoon salt, cook for about 5 minutes, make sure to give it a few tosses so they don't burn. Add the chickpeas, garlic, and red pepper and cook for about 4 minutes. Toss the pasta with the reserved pasta water and half of the cheese, add in the zucchini mixture and top with additional cheese. You can serve it hot as is, or let chill. If you serve it cold, drizzle some olive oil on top before serving :)
-This recipe is an adapted verision of one in the Real Simple Magazine.

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