Courgette & lemon linguine

Courgette & lemon linguine

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 8 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

Serves 4
The raw, zingy toppings keep this pasta dish light and summery

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal435
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs76g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.26g
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Ingredients

  • 400g linguine
  • 3 courgettes, coarsely grated
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • zest 1 unwaxed lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • large pinch crushed chillies
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • handful basil leaves, torn

Method

  1. Cook the linguine following the pack instructions, then drain quickly so some cooking water is still clinging to the strands.

  2. Tip back into the cooking pan with the grated courgettes, olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, chillies and most of the basil. Season generously, then use tongs to toss everything together. Scatter with remaining basil leaves and add an extra drizzle of oil, if you like.

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fayemarissa
25th Oct, 2016
3.8
At first I wasn't so sure, as it was quite bland, but I added lots of salt and it gave it more flavour.
alizonc
19th May, 2012
5.05
This is very easy, inexpensive, and very very very yummy served along side a garlic bread!
martiena
9th May, 2012
1.05
Thought this would be fresh and summery, but it turned out to be just bland. Won't be making it again.
masztnat
31st Aug, 2011
1.05
Easy and quick to make but very bland, only edible with a large handful of parmesan to add flavour and hide strong lemon/washing up liquid smell!
beckyboo42
2nd Aug, 2011
4.05
gotta say i agree wiv eusdan but ovtherwise nice
beckyboo42
2nd Aug, 2011
4.05
gotta say i agree wiv eusdan but ovtherwise nice
eusden
2nd Aug, 2011
4.05
v. nice but WAY too much pasta, works better with 300g-320g. otherwise fantastic!
eusden
2nd Aug, 2011
4.05
v. nice but WAY too much pasta, works better with 300g-320g. otherwise fantastic!
drewcyster
11th Jun, 2011
5.05
Delicious! Improvised the quantities as only cooking for one but still worked out great. Didn't have any chillies but it still made a nice summery meal.
indichick
23rd Mar, 2011
3.05
Nice and fresh, although to add more taste added the juice of half a lemon and stuck in more chilli and some prawns. Turned out to be very tasty and perfect with a nice cold larger.

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