How to Make Lemon Zucchini and Rice Pasta

If you're craving vegetables and pasta, don't bother eating some plain spinach ravioli, instead, why don't you try "lemon zucchini"?


  • 3 zucchini cut in half and peeled with vegetable peeler down to the seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for skillet
  • 1/4 cup olive oil for pasta sauce
  • 1/2 chopped white onion
  • lemon zest
  • salt
  • cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 green onion diced
  • 1 cup roasted pine nuts
  • 3 lemons, juiced
  • 1/2 pound rice pasta, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 cup pasta water


  1. 1
    In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook white onion, add cracked pepper and lemon zest. Add zucchini slices to skillet, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  2. 2
    Add zucchini, onion mixture to cooked and rinsed rice pasta. Stir in parsley, green onion. Mix together lemon juice and pasta water. Toss into pasta mixture with 1/4 cup olive oil. Add pine nuts. Salt to taste.
  3. 3
    Serve with a salad and enjoy.

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