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There cold pasta with zucchini is the perfect summer recipe: Easy, fast, fresh and with a few very fragrant ingredients. As a pasta shape we have chosen the propellers but you can, to your taste, choose another one. To complete the dish, suitable for a tasty lunch or dinner with friends, don’t forget the mint.

Ingrediants

  • 360 g of propellers
  • 200 g of Roman ricotta
  • 4-5 zucchini
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • mint
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • grated lemon zest to taste

How to prepare: Cold pasta with zucchini

Cold pastas are a real must when temperatures soar. Cold pasta with zucchini fits perfectly into this category, fully respecting its parameters: simplicity, speed, taste and fresh and seasonal ingredients.

As pasta shape we recommend a short one, which keeps cooking and cooling better: propellers, but also fusilli, penne, farfalle, wheels are a good choice.

Another recommendation: choose one ricotta of excellent quality and you will feel the difference. In the end, fresh mint leaves and lemon zest grated to taste, they add a note of Mediterranean perfume.

We then suggest serving the cold pasta with zucchini on a serving dish in generous doses: in this way each of the diners will choose their dose and conviviality will be ensured.

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Easy Execution Preparation Time 15 min Cooking Time 20 min Servings 4 Total Time 35 min

How to prepare: Cold pasta with zucchini

Preparation Cold pasta with courgettes - Phase 1

Preparation Cold pasta with courgettes - Phase 1

To prepare cold pasta with zucchini in a pan, heat two tablespoons of oil, brown a clove of garlic, remove it. Add the courgettes cut into slices not too thin, mix. Cook over high heat for about ten minutes, making them sauté often. Remove, season the courgettes with a pinch of pepper and leave to cool to room temperature. Boil the propellers in abundant salted water, drain when al dente, pass them under a jet of cold water, drain them carefully, pour them into a large bowl with the courgettes.

Preparation Cold pasta with zucchini - Phase 2

Preparation Cold pasta with zucchini - Phase 2

Sprinkle the pasta with the coarsely chopped ricotta and the chopped fresh mint. Mix gently. Let it rest for five minutes and serve with grated lemon zest to taste.

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