When copious amounts of zucchini start to fill our summer garden, some inspiration is required in order to prepare them in as many unique and tasty ways as possible.
From zucchini fritters to zucchini crisps, zucchini frittatas and this delicious tuna zucchini fusilli pasta dish, zucchini lend to a variety of recipes thanks to their mild, slightly sweet flavour.
Spending our summers on the beautiful island of Sardinia, we alternate between the hustle and bustle of the touristy beaches and picturesque towns, and the relaxing, rural countryside, which is where we call home.
Our garden-actually, my father-n-law’s, is a work of art. Rows and rows of beautiful fruits and vegetables are spread out strategically throughout the garden, which means that fresh produce is only a few steps away from us-and not a trip to the local grocery store.
Many a lunch is prepared in hindsight, since we often come home from the beach, just in time for lunch. After a long morning basking in the sun, there’s nothing better than a fresh lunch, like this healthy tuna zucchini fusilli.
This easy pasta dish is a terrific pack n’ go lunch for a day at the beach or a family picnic at the park. Whether you serve it warm or at room temperature, it is equally delicious.
The quality and freshness of the ingredients make a huge difference in this pasta-the fresh basil, sweet cherry tomatoes, and mild zucchini, all picked from our garden make this pasta dish shine.
My suggestion is to make enough for leftovers since this pasta tastes even better the following day once the flavours have had time to sit and combine.