Zucchini Pappardelle with Tomatoes and Feta


This is the perfect recipe to showcase beautiful, colorful summer produce.  It’s incredibly easy to make and bursting with flavor.  Zucchini Pappardelle is a great dish for vegetarians, and everyone else will enjoy it, too.

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Zucchini Pappardelle with Tomatoes and Feta


  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetables:
  • Four 1/2-pound zucchini, or 2 zucchini and 2 yellow squash
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp coarsely chopped thyme
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely chopped rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 20 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 6 ounces feta cheese, preferably French, cut into small dice (1 cup)
  • 3 ounces pitted Calamata olives, chopped (1/2 cup)


  1. Preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of the olive oil with the lemon juice, mustard, lemon zest and season the dressing with salt and pepper.
  2. Using a mandoline or vegetable peeler, slice the zucchini lengthwise into 1/8-inch-thick “pappardelle,” turning the zucchini and slicing on 4 sides only until the seeds in the central portion are reached; discard the zucchini centers.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the garlic with the thyme, rosemary, crushed red pepper and the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. Spread the zucchini slices on a large rimmed baking sheet and brush them with the garlic and herb oil. Broil for about 3 minutes, or until the zucchini is browned on top.
  5. Spread the cherry tomatoes on another baking sheet and broil for about 2 minute, or until they are lightly browned on top.
  6. Add the tomatoes to the zucchini and drizzle with the mustard dressing. Toss the vegetables well and transfer to plates or a platter. Top with the feta and olives and serve.

Yield: 4

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9 years ago

This paparadelle looks great, love that it is made from zucchini.

Cookin' Canuck
9 years ago

This is such a pretty way to present zucchini.  Goodness knows, I need plenty of ideas to help me make my way through all the zucchinis!

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