July 23rd, 2012
It’s taken a while for me to learn how to cook simple food well. I’m an embellisher. I like having lots to do. I revel in taking on complicated challenges.
I’m a glutton for punishment?
Maybe, but not so much that I didn’t change my approach to cooking after having kids. Don’t get me wrong—I’ll still clear my schedule for a good, old fashioned, over-involved meal—but I’ve accepted that simple, whole foods are the way to go with most home cooking, especially when you have small kids. And this practically no-cook Zucchini Pasta, built around a single in-season ingredient, is a shining example of simple home cooking at its best. It calls for minimal cooking, a small handful of thoughtfully matched ingredients, and just the right amount of time for what it yields.
It’s my favorite simple summer pasta yet. And I think you’ll like it, too.
Get the recipe for Zucchini Summer Pasta on Momtastic.
(can be shared with kids 6+ mos)*
*Note: This is a great, healthy dish to serve little ones, just be sure to go heavy on the veg and lighter on the pasta for little eaters who might get constipated from lots of pasta.