Sunday, June 14, 2009

Zucchini and Basil Earlier Than Expected

The climate here in Carlsbad, NM can feel like a blast furnace at times but we get rewarded with early edibles.

The heat, coupled with early basil and zucchini, got me to thinking about a cold pasta dish. I gathered what I had on hand (basil, zucchini, onion, olive oil, tomatoes and pasta) and came up with this:

Gather up some zucchini, onion, tomato (you get the idea on amounts)...

...and some basil (1/4 C, packed, then chopped):

Saute the (chopped) onion and zucchini with 1/4 Cup olive oil (give or take):

Grate some parmesan while you are waiting for the saute to cook a bit:

Add the tomato and basil, cook a bit longer, add salt and pepper to taste:

With the pasta cooked, the cheese grated and the sauce cooked down, all I need is for Jennifer to get home from work and we'll throw it all together for a quick and easy pasta meal. It'll be waiting in the fridge so we'll probably just eat it cold - which will be perfect for this 100 degree F day !!


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