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Elbow macaroni with pesto, pepperoni and yellow zucchini

Elbow macaroni with pesto, peperoni and yellow zucchini
For 2 people

250g elbow macaronis
3-4    tablespoon pesto
1         large yellow zucchini
1        peperoni
2        cloves of garlic
1       small red onion
1       tablespoon olive oil
½      tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
50g pecorino cheese (grated)
Salt to taste

1. Cut zucchini in small cubes and pepperoni in rings and put aside. Chop onion and garlic and also put aside. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta until aldente.
2. Meanwhile heat up a pan with olive oil and add garlic and onion. Roast for 1-2 minutes before adding the pepperoni and zucchini cubes. Roast for 2-3 minutes until the zucchini softened a little bit. Turn off heat and add the black pepper, then season to taste with salt.

Homemade pesto with chickpeas and sundried tomatoes
3. When the macaronis are done, drain water and mix the pasta with veggie mix and pesto in the pan. Arrange on plates and sprinkle with pecorino cheese. Enjoy!

Elbow macaroni with pesto, peperoni and yellow zucchini

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Stuffed mushrooms

stuffed mushrooms

For 2 people

10    mushrooms (medium size)
1       small zucchini
1       small onion
2       cloves of garlic
3       tablespoon cream cheese (or cottage cheese)
1       small branch of rosemary
2       slices cooked ham
25g feta cheese

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Chop onion, garlic, chili and rosemary and put aside. Cut zucchini and ham very finely (very small cubes) and put aside. Clean mushrooms with a paper towel and remove the stalks.

Zucchini and ham filling for stuffed mushrooms

2. Heat up a pan with olive oil and add onion, garlic, chili and rosemary. Roast for 1-2 minutes before adding zucchini and ham, then roast for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and mix with cream cheese and crumbled feta cheese and season to taste with salt and black pepper.

3. Add filling I the mushrooms and bake in the oven for 25 minutes (180°). Arrange on plates (I like them most with mashed potatoes, green salad or potato salad) and enjoy!

Mushrooms stuffed with zucchini, hamand feta
Mushrooms stuffed with zucchini, hamand feta served with pink potato salad

 

Herbal spaghetti with zucchini, mushrooms and feta

Spaghetti with zucchini, mushrooms, herbs and feta cheese

For 4 people

500g  spaghetti
200g  zucchini (I used baby zucchini)
200g  mushrooms
150g  feta cheese
2          tablespoon fresh rosemary
1          bunch of basil (20 leaves)
1          chili
2          cloves of garlic
1          onion
2          tablespoon olive oil

Salt and grouns black pepper to taste

1. Slice zucchini and mushrooms finely and put aside on separate plates (you roast the zucchini first). Chop rosemary, garlic, chili and onion finely; bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook spaghetti until aldente.

Sliced baby zucchini and mushrooms

2. Meanwhile heat up a pan with olive oil and add chopped garlic, onion, chili and rosemary. Roast for 1 minute before adding zucchini slices. Roast for 2-3 minutes while stirring, then add mushrooms and roast for 1 minute and turn out the heat.

Mushroom, zucchini, feta and herb sauce
3. Crumble feta cheese and slice spring onions and basil very finely and add them to the sauce (save a little bit for the decoration); season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. When the spaghettis are done drain pasta and mix it with the vegetable mix in the pan. Arrange on plates and garnish with feta, basil and spring onion rings. Enjoy!

Spaghetti with mushrooms, baby zucchini, herbs and feta