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Leek and Zucchini Pasta

  • 4c. dry pasta (I used whole wheat penne)
  • 3 leeks, chopped in small pieces (see here for what part of the leek to use)
  • 1 med. zucchini, chopped in small pieces
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2T. olive oil
  • 1/3c. dry white wine
  • 1c. plain yogurt
  • 1t. sage
  • 1/2t. salt
  • 1/4c. parmesan cheese, shredded

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add the leeks, zucchini, and garlic,  Saute for five minutes, or until zucchini is tender.  Add the wine and simmer for five minutes.  Stir in the yogurt, sage, salt, and parmesan.  Bring mixture to a boil and simmer until slightly thickened.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according the instructions.  Drain.  Combine the pasta and sauce together.  Serves 6.

Another winner dinner!  The sauce was light – very summery.  Leeks have such a delicate, subtle flavor- they’re so delicious!  And the sauce was just creamy enough to feel decadent, but light enough that you didn’t feel heavy afterwards.  Plus, this whipped up in less than 30 minutes.  LOVE THAT.

Have you cooked with leeks?  What’s your favorite leek recipe?


10 thoughts on “reader recipe poll: leek and zucchini pasta

  1. This has nothing to do about Leek and zucchini pasta but I had a dream about you! Creepy? well maybe a ltlle. But in my dream you had a baby and blogged about it and there were some really cute pictures. It was a short dream. Sorry to be creepy

  2. This looks so good. Okay, so I am seeing that you eat vegetarian (all the time?). When did you convert? Also, is Dave a vegetarian? (I know, I’m slow. You’ve probably talked about this on your blog somewhere. I’m a late-comer!)

    1. We eat mostly vegetarian, but we’ll eat meat if we’re at other people’s houses, etc., no big deal. Email me if you want to talk about it more! I’m happy to!

      1. Another reason I love your blog. You eat a mostly vegetarian diet.

        When I get pregnant in a few years I:
        1. Want to continue my vegetarian diet
        2. Run while pregnant.

        Its nice to have “met” someone who is doing it. Do you get a lot of negativity or harsh comments from others? What do you say if you do? You can email me if you want.

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