Lemony Pasta with Shaved Zucchini, Fresh Peas, and Parmesan

Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews
Lemony Pasta with Shaved Zucchini, Fresh Peas, and Parmesan
Lemony Pasta with Shaved Zucchini, Fresh Peas, and Parmesan
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  • 8 ounces rotini pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 zucchini, spiralized using the flat ribbon blade
  • ½ cup fresh peas
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of ¼ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook rotini in boiling water until al dente, 8 to 12 minutes.
  2. While the pasta boils, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high. Sauté zucchini and peas in oil to soften, 2 to 3 minutes; remove from heat and stir lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper with the vegetables. Drain the rotini. Toss with the vegetables in the skillet; top with Parmesan cheese to serve.
Mealthy tip:

Lemon and Parmesan work well with a variety of seasonal produce. Try your favorites or whatever is ready to be harvested from your garden.


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Steven Gomes says:

Great spring time pasta that's a perfect dinner for two. I don't have a spiralizer so I chopped the zucchini. Also, I used frozen peas instead of fresh and it still turned out really good.

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Jenny J says:

I made this delicious pasta and added chicken apple and cheese sausages. Definitely one of my favorite spring pasta dishes. I love how quick it was!

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Jeremy Hughes says:

Used bowtie pasta and subbed fresh peas for frozen ones. Loved how light and flavorful this turned out. Shaved parmesan on top was perfect.

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Queen Foodie says:

Love the refreshing lemon flavor in this dish. I'll definitely be making it again. It's an easy and great side dish to serve with a simple sautéed chicken breast.

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Aja A says:

A great quick and easy pasta dish where I was able to pull out my spiralizer since I've been going zoodle crazy lately. Very lemony and refreshing. I served this chilled - pasta salad style. Added some shrimp on top to complete the meal.