Lemony Linguini With Zucchini

Lemony Linguini With Zucchini

Have you ever used a spiralizer? The kitchen gadget slices vegetables into long, curled ribbons that look like spaghetti noodles. After hearing rave reviews, we’re curious to try one. So, today, as part of our month of easy pastas, we’re sharing a recipe for linguini made with zucchini. Sam Linsell of Drizzle & Dip shows us how to do it…

Lemony Linguini With Zucchini
by Sam Linsell of Drizzle & Dip

This dish combines raw zucchini with cooked pasta for an amazing texture — the zucchini also makes the dish lighter and healthier. There’s a minimal amount of preparation, and you can make the zucchini “noodles” while the pasta is cooking. It’s the perfect meal to whip up for a weeknight dinner.

Recipe: Lemony Linguini With Zucchini Noodles
Serves 2

Lemony Linguini With Zucchini Noodles

You’ll need:

1/2-1 lb. linguini
2-3 cups zucchini spirals
Juice and zest from half a lemon
Half a garlic clove, crushed
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
3 tbsp chopped parsley
Salt and pepper
(Plus, you’ll need a spiralizer)

Boil the linguini in salty water according to the packet instructions.

Spiralize the zucchini and place in a bowl with all the ingredients except the parsley and Parmesan. Toss to coat the zucchini spirals well.

When the pasta is cooked, drain and immediately add to the zucchini spirals. (Reserve a little of the cooking water in case you want to add some to the mixture later.)

Toss pasta and zucchini spirals, adding the parsley and parmesan. Serve immediately with more Parmesan.

Lemony Linguini With Zucchini Noodles

Thank you so much, Sam!

P.S. More recipes, including lemony soup with white beans and creamy pasta with roasted vegetables.

(Recipe and photos by Sam Linsell. Thanks to Stella Blackmon for editing this series.)

  1. Libby says...

    I make this at least once per week. It is so delicious! I usually double the zucchini, and I also add a pinch of red pepper flakes.

  2. Eliza says...

    I got a cheapo spiralizer (the “Veggetti”) when I did Whole 30 and used it almost every day! I LOVED it! I should bust that thing out again. It’s much lighter than noodles… and obviously healthier… but addresses the same mental craving.

  3. I made something similar, but used my julienne peeler to make the zucchini “noodles” by pulling really carefully. I didn’t want another gadget and since I already had the julienne peeler, I figured I’d give it a try. Worked pretty well.

  4. Bri says...

    Nice recipe, I’ll try it!

    ( Zucchine, not zucchini!
    Linguine, not linguini! :-D )

    Bye from Italy!

  5. Chelsea Connor says...

    I made this for dinner tonight and loved it! Thank you! xo

  6. Julie says...

    There is a great blog that has tons of recipes using a spiralizer, called Inspiralized. She also has 2 cookbooks. She spiralizes EVERYTHING in really creative ways. Tons of vegan, gluten free, vegetarian recipes, as well as those with meat. I use it about once a week. Her recipes is AMAZING.

  7. This looks delish!

  8. I have a spiralizer… it’s a great idea to do part ‘real’ noodles, part zucchini noodles. Seems obvious but I’ve never thought of that!

  9. A spiralizer is top on my Amazon wishlist right now, haha. (I could just buy it for myself but my birthday is coming up and I am difficult to buy for :) Can’t wait to try it out!

  10. Yum! Pasta with lemon is superb. You posted a lemon/creme fraiche/caper pasta a while back and it’s become a family fave.

  11. Summer says...

    Looove my spiralizer! I’ll def give this a try – it’s always fun getting to have real pasta with the zoodles. :D

  12. heaven, heaven, heaven, thanks for posting. Making this TONIGHT!

  13. Sarah says...

    Where are those plates from? They’re so pretty and simple.

  14. Cynthia says...

    Looks good! Zucchini is so versatile!

  15. I LOVE my spiralizer, I actually just got one for my mother as her Christmas gift! I have replaced almost all pasta noodles with zucchini noodles. They are also delicious when sautéed with a couple drops of sesame oil as a light side with asian inspired meals.


  16. I don’t have a spiralizer but I make a salad with shaved zucchini and lemon with goat cheese that’s always popular with my family & friends. Just use a vegetable peeler to make big, beautiful ribbons!

  17. yum. i love anything lemon- it was my number one craving when i was pregnant!

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