Main Dishes

Deliciously Light Penne with Zucchini, Mint and Lemon

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This recipe is a happy medium between indulgent and healthy as it brings together comforting pasta with a healthy combination of zucchini, mint, and lemon. I absolutely love this combination and it is super fast to put together. Just my kind of meal on busy week night.

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1 package (500 grams or 1 pound) of penne pasta
2 or 3 medium sized zucchinis cut into matchstick pieces
3 or 4 garlic cloves smashed, but kept whole
zest of 1 large lemon or 2 small (roughly 1 Tablespoon)
small handful of mint leaves roughly torn
1 to 2 T olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
*1/3 cup fresh ricotta cheese (optional)
Put on a large pot of water to boil. Cut the zucchini in to matchstick size pieces. I usually cut the zucchini into thirds or fourths, then make long slices and put them into a stack and cut through them...
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Nutritions

Calories
528

Sodium
43mg
1% DV

Fat
11g
18% DV

Protein
16g
32% DV

Carbs
72g
24% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV