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Zucchini Chilli and Herbed Ricotta Penne

This perfect pasta recipe is high in protein and low in carbohydrates.

Ingredients

  • 375g Vetta Smart Pasta High Protein Low Carb Penne

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 400g (approx. 3 large) mixed courgettes (zucchini), finely sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 large red chilli (seeds removed), finely chopped

  • Pepper and salt to taste

  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 200g fresh Ricotta

  • 4 tbsp. fresh herbs chopped (parsley, chives, mint)

Method

  • 1.

    Cook pasta according to packet directions in a large pan of salted, boiling water. 

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large fry pan on medium heat. Add zucchini, garlic, chilli and lemon zest and stir fry until golden for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add the lemon juice.

  • 3.

    Drain pasta, reserving ¼ cup cooking liquid and return pasta to the pan.

  • 4.

    Stir through the zucchini mix with cooked pasta, adding the reserved liquid if needed.

  • 5.

    Combine the ricotta, lemon and herbs and set aside.

  • 6.

    To serve, place pasta on each plate with the ricotta mix divided equally (approx. 50g) on top.

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