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Spaghetti with Courgettes and Almonds<

Spaghetti with Courgettes and Almonds

Submitted By:
Chef_Mel


Background Info:
This is a delicious, light and healthy pasta dish. The garlicy fried courgettes work so well with the zesty lemon and earthy toasted almonds! It makes a fantastic and sophisticated vegetarian main course.
No. of Servings:
2
Preparation time:
Course:
Main
Cooking time:
Cooking Instructions:
1. Toast the almonds in a dry pan, wait to cool, then roughly chop.
2. Cook pasta according to instructions (making sure pasta is al dente). Meanwhile fry the courgettes and garlic in the olive oil and butter with lots of seasoning.
3. Once pasta is cooked, drain, reserving 50ml of the water the pasta has cooked in. Add the pasta and starchy water to the courgettes .
4. Add parsley, lemon, almonds, a drizzle of oil and mix well to get the pasta well coated with all the ingredients. Season to taste, garnish with some parmesan and serve!
Ingredients:
150g spaghetti
30g whole blanched almonds
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for drizzling!)
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 courgettes, grated
Knob of butter
2 tbsp chopped parsley
Zest of 1 lemon and a squeeze of juice
Salt and pepper
Grated Parmesan
Vegetariantick
Recommended Wine:
White : Pinot Grigio