Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Clean Eating Recipe of the Week: Zucchini, Tomato & Basil Pasta

 My garden has a ton of tomatoes, zucchini and basil so I came up with this quick, yummy meal to use it up. It is so fresh tasting and my whole family loves it!


  • 10 oz whole-wheat or brown rice pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced or 1 small sweet onion, chopped 
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 zucchini (preferably 1 green and 1 gold) halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 lb tomatoes cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 4 1/2 cups)
  • 34 tsp fine sea salt
  • 13 cup chopped fresh basil

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

Meanwhile, prepare sauce: In a large skillet or sauté pan on medium-high, heat oil. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden. Turn heat down to medium, add garlic and cook about 30 seconds. Add zucchini and tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove skillet from heat and stir in basil.

Divide pasta among 4 serving bowls. Top with sauce, dividing evenly, and serve.

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Lindsay and James Cotter said...

i love your recipes! they make me feel so nourished.

TheFitnessFreak said...

Thanks Lindsay, glad you enjoy them : ) I eat this one several times a week and LOVE it!


Deborah Hays said...

Okay.... so mine didn't come out quite like yours.. but you know your dad.. he'll eat anything.. including my mistakes! Love you, mom

Beks said...

I'll have to steal some of moms veggies next week to make this.

Lizzie M. said...

This was really good! You know I'll be making it again :-).


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