Green Goodness Summer Pasta
January 2, 2015
Pin this recipe for later in Summer when your family is sick of seeing capsicums, and zucchini on the dinner table. If you have an abundance in your garden this is a lovely way to enjoy the goodness of these fresh Summer vegetables and to continue to include them in your families dinner menu. At this point in time we are yet to hit the stage of having a glut, but it is impending…
Apply the logic of feeding fussy children – mash it, mince it, hide it! Well this pesto style Summer pasta does do that but this recipe was motivated by the health benefits and fresh flavors rather than a need to hide ingredients (Note: it is early in the season and I KNOW that I will also have my fill of zucchini by the end of of Autumn!)
We enjoyed our pasta with baked fennel and fresh tomatoes
I served it to the kids with some cooked chicken thigh pieces instead of the fennel.
I baked the zucchini and capsicum but there is no need to. I enjoy the depth of flavor that this creates in the base of the pesto. You may choose to simply add them raw.
Pasta is a family friendly meal that is simple to adapt by including ingredients that are enjoyed by those you are serving. Add your own twist or enjoy the fresh green goodness of this recipe served with just freshly shaved Parmesan.
If you need more ideas for using Summer ingredients from your garden be sure to check out my Recipe List page for more family friendly meal ideas.
Tell me, have you ever hidden ingredients in family meals as a means of using up a glut?
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