Zucchini Glazed PastaZucchini does double duty here as both sauce and veggie. After it’s grated, the zucchini releases lots of lovely green juice, which is used to cook the pasta, coating it in a glossy glaze. The crisp grated pieces are then tossed with hot pasta to complete the light, rich dish.

Especially delicious when made with Monograno Felicetti farro spaghetti, which imparts a naturally nutty flavor.






From: Pasta Modern: New & Inspired Recipes from Italy, (Stewart, Tabori & Chang,

2013) by Francine Segan

Serves 4



5 large zucchini


2 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound Monograno Felicetti farro spaghetti

Olive oil, optional

Parmesan or other aged cheese, grated, optional



Grate the zucchini with a cheese grater into a calendar lined with cheesecloth

that’s resting in a large bowl. Toss with salt and the garlic and let rest for 1 hour. Squeeze

out all the liquid, you should get about 1 cup’s worth of juice.

Parboil the pasta in lightly salted water, drain. Bring 1/2 cup of the zucchini juice

to a boil in the same pot you just cooked the pasta. Toss in the pasta and cook until al

dente, adding a little zucchini juice at a time so it quickly absorbs into the cooking pasta

and creates a nice glaze.

Now you have a choice, you can either toss the pasta with the raw grated zucchini

or, if you prefer, fry the zucchini in a skillet on high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil

until crispy and toss that into the pasta. Serve the pasta topped with grated cheese, if you


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