Friday, 3 June 2011

Pasta with courgettes, almond and lemon

I found a recipe for Zuccini pasta with almonds and lemon zest on one of my favourite food blogs, Chocolate and Zuccini. Click here for the recipe.

I followed the recipe fairly closely. I didn't have any harissa paste so I ground a mixture of coriander, cumin, caraway with some powdered chipotle. I used about 1/4 tsp of each with 1/2 a tsp coriander.

I used a couple of mini garlics fresh from the garden. They were self seeded from a previous year's crop. This and the dry weather may be why they are so small but there are plenty of them. I chopped some of the green leaf part and added that as well. Raw that tastes surprisingly strong. I also added some chopped flat leaved parsley at the end of the cooking time. That also came from the garden as a self seeded bonus.

This is a gorgeous combination of flavours and textures. I like the combination of the spices with the lemon and the contrast of textures from the crunch of the almond to the softness of the courgettes and pasta. It made 2 portions and I have a little left over to have cold with salad


Rita alias alatvian said...

Sounds really yummy!

ingermaaike said...

That must taste and smell heavenly!

karuski said...

Sounds wonderful. I love pasta dishes especially in the summer season. And how great you've got your own garlic growing!

Colours and Textures said...

Yes, there is a wonderful smell of spices lingering in the house.

OnePerfectDay said...

It looks great!
It sounds divine!