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Tuscan Green and Gold Pasta with Pesto Recipe

Tuscan Green and Gold Pasta with Pesto Recipe

This vegan delight is known as “straw and hay” pasta in its native Tuscany, because it uses both green and yellow noodles. This healthful version also calls for both zucchini and summer squash, a further variation on the green-and-gold theme.

Using store-bought vegan pesto makes it a super snap to make: quick, simple, and completely sublime. Or you can check out our Parsley-Walnut Pesto suggestion. It’s all right here:

INGREDIENTS
8 ounces regular linguine
8 ounces spinach linguine
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium summer squash, cut lengthwise into thin strips
1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into thin strips
salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup vegan pesto (store-bought, or see Walnut Parsley Vegan Pesto)

1. In a single large pot of boiling salted water, cook both types of linguine until al dente, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes.

2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil and then add squash and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Drain pasta and place in a large serving bowl. Add squash and pesto and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

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Inspired by Vegan Planet, by Robin Robertson (Harvard Common Press, 2003).

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1:29AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thanks for sharing

8:20AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

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1:28AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:57AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

Thanx.

6:11AM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Thanks for the recipe.

5:59PM PDT on May 9, 2012

thanks

11:32PM PDT on Apr 25, 2012

yum

3:05AM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

Thank you

6:46AM PST on Mar 10, 2012

yum

1:15PM PST on Jan 27, 2012

As soon as I saw the picture, I knew I should click it because I LOVE pasta! Yum!

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