Pasta with Zucchini, Tomatoes and Creamy Lemon-Yogurt Sauce

What you Need :


  • 8 OUNCES WHOLE WHEAT LINGUINE (OR YOUR PASTA OF CHOICE)
  • 1/2 CUP NONFAT PLAIN GREEK YOGURT
  • 1/4 CUP GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE
  • 1 TEASPOON GRATED LEMON ZEST
  • 1/4 TEASPOON SALT
  • 1/4 TEASPOON GROUND BLACK PEPPER
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Red Pepper flakes
  • 1 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL
  • 3 MEDIUM (8-OUNCE) ZUCCHINI, CUT INTO THIN STRIPS 
  • 2 GARLIC CLOVES, THINLY SLICED
  • 1/2 PINT GRAPE OR CHERRY TOMATOES, HALVED LENGTHWISE

How to Make It :

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Keep 1/4 pasta water and set aside. Drain the pasta. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together the yogurt, Parmesan, lemon zest, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Set aside. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, and cook just until wilted, flipping them over occasionally with a spatula. Use a spoon or spatula to push the zucchini aside so a space on the bottom of the pan is clear. Add the garlic, and cook for 15 to 30 seconds, until golden but not really brown. Mix the garlic into the zucchini. Stir in the tomatoes and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Transfer the zucchini mixture to the yogurt mixture, and stir to combine. Add the drained linguine, and toss gently to combine. Add the reserved pasta cooking water a tablespoon at a time, if necessary, to thin it. Divide among four bowls and serve.
Nutritional Info (Per Serving): 303 calories, 7g fat, 14g protein, 49g carbs and 255g sodium.

Recipe adapted from: Ezra Pound Cake 

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