Saturday, April 18, 2009

Angel Hair with Zucchini and Tomatoes

Today it was beautiful outside! 75 and sunny- the first really nice day of the year. I wanted to make something light and fresh for dinner so I went with this recipe. It was perfect- light, tasty, and a little bit spicy. Definitely worth a try!


2 zucchini, julienne or cut into ribbons (I only used 1)
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 shallots, diced
3 tomatoes, diced
4 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper
crushed red pepper flakes to taste
8 oz (1/2 lb) Barilla plus angel hair pasta
1/4 cup fat free chicken or vegetable broth (I used 1/3 cup)


In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to instructions.
While pasta is cooking, in a large saute pan, heat pan on medium-high flame, add oil when pan is hot. Add garlic and shallots to the pan and saute about 1 minute. Add zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Cook about 2 minutes, add tomatoes, crushed red pepper flakes, parsley, chicken broth and adjust salt and pepper. Stir for another minute. Remove from flame.
Drain pasta when done and mix well with zucchini. Serve with Parmesan.

** 5 Weight Watchers points per 1 cup serving


  1. looks great! I have some zucchini I need to use up too.

  2. What a nice, light and refreshing pasta dish!

  3. I love the zucchini in ribbons like that. Looks nice and fresh!

  4. this look beautiful. i may have it for lunch sometime soon!