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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4
Servings
341
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
57g
44%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
63µg
16%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
49mg
15%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
142mg
20%
Selenium, Se
39µg
71%
Sodium, Na
466mg
31%
Water
31g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.