Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chloe Likes To Eat

Yeah, yeah, I know, it's been a while, but this is a rather tasty little dinner I made recently, that is super quick, super easy, pretty cheap and reasonably healthy.

You will need:
1 courgette per person
A pack of tortellini of choice (my personal choice was Spinach & Ricotta, 99p from my local Lidl)
Lemon juice
Black pepper
Pesto of choice (mine is either homemade, stored in the freezer or Sacla's basil pesto)

Take a potato peeler to a couple of courgettes to leave them in thin ribbons, as above. Elegantly dumped into a large heavy base pan or a wok with a splash of olive oil, plenty of lemon juice and black pepper, keep the heat very low, keep an eye on the courgette, it shouldn't need more than 2-3 minutes- think slightly wilted and warmed, rather than cooked.

Put the tortellini into boiling water- usually they only require a minute or so to cook, but keep your eye on the destructions on the pack. Once they're done, drain, and add to the pan/wok of courgette. Mix thoroughly and add a spoonful of pesto to mix. Side note- you may choose to drain some of the lemon juice before add the pesto, depending on how much you've used. 

Serve- preferably with a good crisp chilled glass of white and a sprinkling of Grano or Parmesan. 



char said...

Oh I haven't had these pasta packs for ages, we used to eat them a lot and I love the look of courgettes when they're peeled like this. Yum.

daisychain said...

YUM! x

Maria Fallon said...

Oh this looks amazing!

Maria xxx

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