Recipe: Creamy Mediterranean Spaghetti

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Made with sundried tomatoes, zucchini and black olives, this pasta has a secret ingredient that makes it both creamy and light.

INGREDIENTS

1 pound spaghetti
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 zucchini, cut into thin strips
1 tbsp. sundried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
1/2 cup plain Balkan-style yogurt
2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp. chopped fresh marjoram
2 tbsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

  1. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Generously salt. Cook the spaghetti until al dente.
  2. In a large heavy skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté garlic for 2 minutes. Add the zucchini, sundried tomatoes and black olives, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Keep warm.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the yogurt with basil, marjoram and parsley. Add drained pasta, zucchini mixture, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Serve.

Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe Credit: www.cbc.ca

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