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Pasta with Lemon, Zucchini and Basil

If you like Pasta, you are in for a real treat for this session of The Ultimate Recipe Challenge as we present to you all things PASTA! #UltimateRecipeChallenge

Pasta with Lemon, Zucchini and BasilBloggers from all over have put together over 30 different recipes for your cooking pleasure.  Here at Our Good Life, I have Pasta with Zucchini, Lemon and Basil. Interesting combination, but here's the why.  We always get a lot of zucchini in the summer from the Farmer's Market because it is cheap.  We grow a lot of basil.  So for pennies, we can put together this great, tasty dish!

Pasta with zucchini, lemon and basil

Pasta with Zucchini, Lemon and Basil
by Our Good Life
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 8 oz dry pasta
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 8 c water
  • 1 zucchini, seeded, quartered and sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion, small diced
  • salt and pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • 4 large basil leaves, chiffonaded
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1 medium lemon
Put on 8 cups of water to boil. Salt (1 t) and bring to a boil. Add pasta, cook until slightly al dente, about 9 minutes.
Heat 4 T olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion, saute. Add zucchini and cook for 5 minutes, or until crisp/soft. Add garlic. Cook until garlic softens. Be careful not to burn.
Add cooked pasta and 1 cup of pasta water, stir well. Add in goat cheese, stir until pasta is coated and cheese melts. Zest lemon over pot, and stir well. Add basil, stir until basil wilts.
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  1. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I pinned it earlier and will definitely be making it :)

  2. That sounds like a delicious meal! I love that it's nice and light, so it's perfect for the summer.

  3. Yum! The flavors of lemon and basil together.. you can't go wrong! yum!

  4. Yum. I love lemon and pasta together and zucchini is a great way to add a little extra vegetable to the dish. Just think in summer when we have zucchini coming out of our ears. Great idea.

  5. I love lemon flavored pasta. It's one of those ingredients most people wouldn't think to use. This looks delicious! Great post

  6. What a great pasta, Terri! It is just overflowing with freshness!

  7. This sounds so refreshing and perfect for summer!

  8. My husband always grows zucchini in our garden so I need more recipes. This one looks delicious because I love lemon.

  9. yum this looks so zesty and fresh. Looks healthy as well. I must try this.

  10. This looks absolutely amazing! I love lemon on pasta, it is like a match made in heaven!

  11. this pasta dish looks so light but still good. Would be the perfect summer dinner meal.

  12. Oh mylanta, that looks so so yummy! I definitely need to add this to my meal plan!

  13. lemon and zucchini are one of my favorite flavor combinations! This looks delicious!

  14. I love lemon pasta. It's one of my favorite foods to make for a light lunch or dinner.

  15. Omg so yummy!!!! Then again I don't think I've met a pasta dish I wasn't in love with ;-) must give this a try!

  16. Terri, this sounds delicious to me! I like recipes that are simple and fresh like this and how perfect for summer.

    So glad you shared this at Thoughts of Home. :)

  17. Pasta is one of my favorites. I could eat it every day. I am always grateful for new recipes!

  18. I think Im the only one in my family that is excited for zucchini season.... but this recipe will make it so we all get the flavors we like. The lemon, zucchini and goat cheese sound heavenly!

  19. I love zucchini season, but these flavors will make everyone in my family happy with dinner! Lemon, basil and goat cheese? Yes please!

  20. This looks delicious! I love how light it is! Perfect for the summer months.

  21. Yummy!! Pasta is my go to comfort food and this dish sounds delicious. Lemon adds a really nice flavour to any dish so I can see this one being a family favourite too!

  22. I love pasta with a light lemon sauce, and I'm betting that the zucchini really pulls the whole thing together. Sounds absolutely delicious.

  23. Pasta is my favorite thing so I am truly in heaven Terri. Thank you so much for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You make our gathering a happier place.

  24. Good Morning Terri,
    I am so glad that you shared this recipe with us at TOHOT!
    I have a vegetable garden that will be filled with zucchini very soon, as well as a pot full of fresh basil. This recipe is beautiful, healthy and perfect for me!
    Great to have you share your talent and time with us too:)

  25. This sounds delicious! I also love the idea of the recipe challenge that you've featured! Will there be another challenge?

  26. Hi Terri-
    What a delicious recipe!
    Thank you for sharing this at TOHOT.
    And what an interesting blog event-
    a recipe challenge.
    So many great choices!


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