Zucchini Pasta with Hazlenuts, Goat Cheese and Lemon Sherry Thyme Sauce

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While I was on a pin binge a few days ago, I ran across a picture of zucchini ribbons that had toasted hazelnuts on it and what looked like goat cheese.  If we’re gonna be honest, the picture had me at goat cheese.  I never clicked on it to see if there was a recipe, but just from the picture I wanted to try something similar.  I asked for a veggie spiralizer for Christmas so I could experiment with different dishes and veggies in the place of pasta.  Clearly by the picture above, I still added in the pasta, but you could always leave it out.  I added it in because I had half a bag of noodles in the pantry to use up AND I was sharing it with someone who is a vegetarian and needed something a little more substantial than just a plate full of zucchini ribbons.

For a sauce, I went with a cross between sauce and a vinaigrette.  It’s made up of lemon juice, sherry vinegar, shallots, thyme and dijon mustard for a light, yet flavor packed binder for the pasta and veggies.  Another happy accident in the kitchen!  My favorite kind.

If you want to know more about veggie spiralizers, click here.  They are just about the greatest kitchen invention since the salad spinner.


Zucchini Pasta with Hazlenuts, Goat Cheese and Lemon Sherry Thyme Sauce

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4 Responses to Zucchini Pasta with Hazlenuts, Goat Cheese and Lemon Sherry Thyme Sauce

  1. Kelley January 20, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Happy New Year Jennifer! (very belated I know) I hope you are doing great. This looks delicious. I will be making this for dinner this week, thanks for posting.

    • admin January 21, 2014 at 3:08 am #

      Happy belated New Year to you too Kelley! I’m doing great and hope ya’ll are as well! Let me know what you think if you make the pasta! Hope to see you soon.:)

  2. Beth January 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    This looks so incredible! I never think to put hazelnuts in anything, but they really are amazing so I need to start doing that. Also, I have GOT to get a vegetable spiralizer. I wish I had thought to ask for one for Christmas! Is the one you linked to the one that you have?

    • admin January 21, 2014 at 3:07 am #

      Thanks Beth! I’m like you, I totally forget about hazlenuts and I looooove them! Yes, the veggie spiraler I linked is the one I have. It’s super easy to use and let’s you get creative with all kinds of vegetables. Can’t wait to see what you come up with when you get one!;)

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