Fettuccine with Toasted Almonds, Zucchini, and Lemon

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Fettuccine with Toasted Almonds, Zucchini, and Lemon
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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Ready in
25 Minutes
4
Servings
532
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces whole-wheat fettuccine
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 Teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 Teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
45%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
0.8mg
0.3%
Protein
18g
35%
Carbs
54g
18%
Vitamin A
8µg
1%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.8%
Vitamin C
13mg
22%
Vitamin E
12mg
60%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
152mg
15%
Fiber
8g
31%
Folate (food)
42µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
42µg
10%
Iron
3mg
14%
Magnesium
155mg
39%
Monounsaturated
19g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
14%
Phosphorus
341mg
49%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
581mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
33.5%
Sodium
383mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11%
Zinc
2mg
16%