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Gemelli Pasta Green Sauce and Zucchini

Gemelli Pasta with Zucchini in Italian Green Sauce

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • 1 lb Barilla Gemilli Pasta
  • 2 medium Zucchini - shredded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Ricotta Salata
  • Few handfuls of Grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons of green sauce see below for quick recipe


  • Cook gemelli pasta in plenty of salted water.
  • Using the large grates of a cheese grater shred 2 small/medium sized zucchini. Heat olive oil in a saute pan and cook zucchini until they are al dente (4 mins or so). Season with zucchini with salt and pepper to taste. Drain pasta (but leave a little water).
  • Add pasta to the saute pan with the zucchini; add a dollop or two of the "green sauce" along with a good handful (or two) of grated parmesan cheese. Gently toss once more and serve with shredded Ricotta Salata over the top.


Green Sauce:
Bunch of parsley
Bunch of Basil
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt to preserve
Mix all the ingredients together in a food processor or blender. Taste for seasoning.
Store unused sauce in glass jar and refrigerate.
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