I’m totally going to call her out… my sister Melissa used to think the animal, Yak was a Zucchini. I am laughing out loud as I’m typing this, but we used to have alphabetical animal playing cards, and she seriously used to call the “Y-for a Yak” card a ZUCCHINI! How cute?
Yakity Yak.. don't talk back!
This week my Mom came home with a big bag of giant green Zucchinis… the squash… not the animal. I LOVE Zuchs… they are my favorite vegetable. As it starts to become warmer outside, you’ll see more of it in my recipes. I love to grill them. There are so many different ways to make them too. Mom and I were in a bit of a rush so we threw together this fabulous pasta dish. We were both pretty surprised at how amazing it came out!
2 Servings Whole Wheat Linguine
1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
3 Zucchinis (large)
6 Sweet Tri-Colored Peppers (or bell!)
2 cans Mushrooms
Fresh Grated Cheese (you can do Parm, we had some Sharp Prov so we used that)
1. Hand slice or use the slicing attachment on a food processor to thinly slice the zucchinis (saved so much time!), onions, and peppers.
2. Heat Olive Oil in a pan. Add garlic and stir for about 30 seconds-minute. Dump the veggies in and stir occasionally. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the zucchini is tender, about 10-15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. Drain the pasta.
4. Serve the veggies over the pasta and drizzle just a touch of olive oil on top. Add seasoning if desired, I just used some salt and pepper. Add just a pinch or two of cheese.