Fettuccine with Toasted Almonds, Zucchini, and Lemon

Fettuccine with Toasted Almonds, Zucchini, and Lemon
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Fettuccine with Toasted Almonds, Zucchini and Lemon

Nathan Cyphert

Fettuccine with Toasted Almonds, Zucchini and Lemon

Healthy pasta is not an easy feat, but this recipe does a pretty good job of fitting the bill. The zest of the lemon with the nutty toasted almond give this dish a subtle but complex flavor that is sure to satisfy.

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Ingredients

  • 8  Ounces  whole-wheat fettuccine
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil, divided
  • 1  Teaspoon  crushed garlic
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt, divided
  • 1  Teaspoon  pepper, divided
  • zucchini, sliced
  • 6  Ounces  toasted almonds, chopped
  • 1/2  lemon
  • 1  Teaspoon  Parmesan cheese

Directions

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, sauté the zucchini slices in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper over medium-high heat until the zucchini starts to brown, about 5-7 minutes. Toss the zucchini, almonds, pasta, and remaining olive oil together. Squeeze the juice of half the lemon over the pasta. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with a little Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
49%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
36µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
271mg
27%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
28µg
7%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
144mg
45%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
410mg
59%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
472mg
31%
Water
34g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Fettuccine Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Fettuccine Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.