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Zucchini, chickpea and semi-dried tomato pasta

3 - 10
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
Thick slices of zucchini and herby bites of semi-dried tomatoes make an impressive vegetarian pasta. Serve hot or cold, depending on the season


Dry wholemeal pasta

250 g, (penne)

Olive oil

2 tsp

Red onion

1 small, finely chopped


2 clove(s), crushed


2 medium, thinly sliced

Fresh lemon rind

1 tsp, finely grated

Lemon juice

cup(s), (60ml)

Canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained

2 400g can, (2x400g can)

Semi-dried tomatoes

cup(s), (50g) coarsely chopped

Grated parmesan cheese

cup(s), (25g) finely grated


  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain. Return to pan.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and zucchini and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until zucchini is just tender. Add rind, juice, chickpeas and tomatoes and stir until hot.
  3. Add zucchini mixture to pasta. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve hot or cold sprinkled with parmesan.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Green salad. TIP: To transport this meal, place pasta mixture in an airtight container before adding the parmesan. Place parmesan in a snap-lock bag. Transport in a chiller bag and keep chilled until required. Reheat in microwave (if desired) and sprinkle with parmesan just before serving.