Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What to eat Wednesdays - Basil pesto and zucchini pasta

Basil pesto is such a handy condiment to have in the fridge because you can use it to whip up a delicious pasta dish in minutes. This warm pasta salad epitomises summer for me, with its taste of basil, tomato, zucchini and feta.

  • 200 grams penne pasta
  • 1 medium zucchini (courgette)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp basil pesto (to taste)
  • 2 diced tomatoes or a handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 100 grams feta cheese, diced
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted

Boil the pasta until al dente. Julienne the zucchini (cut into matchstick shapes) and saute in the olive oil until cooked to your desired consistency.

Mix the zucchini and other ingredients through the drained pasta and serve.


  1. I just love the way you use words Emma!!! Not to mention all the lovely dishes you are presenting!! :o)

  2. Thanks Elizabeth! It's just a bit of fun for me, and it inspires me to try new recipes, so that's always good. If you've got any awesome recipes you think I'd like, please send them on and I'll do a review on this site. xx

  3. I'm going to try this tonight with a variation - I've got no Zucchini, so will substitute with celery & grated carrots.


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