Quick and Easy Vegetarian Pasta
Recipe type: pasta
  • 50 grams pine nuts
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 zucchini
  • 2 cloves garlic (I personally would add a little more, but the kids wouldn't be so keen.)
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 500 grams curly fettucine pasta
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 75 grams parmesan cheese
  1. Toast pine nuts and set aside.
  2. Grate parmesan cheese and set aside.
  3. Roughly chop parsley and basil and peel garlic.
  4. Grate the rind of the lemon and set aside
  5. Boil the water for the pasta.
  6. Peel the skin off the zucchini, then use the peeler to create "ribbons" of zucchini.
  7. Peel the skin off the carrot and then peel ribbons of carrot.
  8. Add oil to pan and cook garlic for a minute or so.
  9. Add veggies and sauté very lightly.
  10. While sautéing veggies, begin cooking pasta.
  11. Drain pasta, then quickly return to pan.
  12. Add veggies to the pasta in the pan, then add herbs, lemon and cheese and lightly mix.
  13. Serve and top with toasted pine nuts.
  14. A lovely reader suggested adding extra nuts or a dollop of cottage cheese or crumbled fetta to each bowl to oomph up the protein content!
Recipe by Planning With Kids at https://planningwithkids.com/2012/09/23/vegetarian-pasta/