Fennel Zoodles Olive Macroni

Yet again a fusion recipe for you all, Winter time and the veggies are so green n fresh that tempts me to try out different combinations 

So the other day i found this lovely Fennel in Godrej Nature’s Basket n couldn’t stop myself from buying it although i didn’t know what exactly i wanted to make of it 

Then i thought of this Macroni in which i also added zoodles  ( zucchini strips) n olives to make it more interesting n of course healthier 

So for this easy n quick Recipe U need 

2 cups Macroni cooked al dentè ( can use any pasta) keep a cup of the pasta water

3 tomtoes pureed n sieved 

2 tsp finely chopped garlic 

Fennel leaves chopped  ( take only the leaves unless you like the thick stem)

1 big zucchini cut into strips with a peeler

Few black olives 

2 tsp of olive oil 

1 tsp red paprika 

Salt to taste 

Heat oil in a pan, add the garlic, then add the tomato puree n let it cook for 2 min, then add the zucchini n again simmer for 2min, add the salt n paprika, then add the pasta water n the pasta n cook on a high flame for 3 to 4 min till the water dries up, lastly add the olives

While serving drizzle  a little extra Virgin Olive n use the leftover fennel as a garnish!!

Use any kind of pasta, couscous or quinoa n u ll ave a great dish ready to impress your guests!!

For the zoodles simply peel the zucchini in long strips with a peeler or even a grater if u want thinner stips; u can even make this dish using only the zoodles n no pasta if u want a carbfree dish, so go ahead n relish this dish!!

 If U Like this recipe, pls mention in the comments below as also if u ave any queries!!


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