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Summer Pasta

Summer Pasta

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 25

Total Time : 35

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • salt and pepper

  • 3tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon butter)

  • 1cup corn kernel (from 2 or 3 ears)

  • 1cup diced zucchini or 1 cup summer squash (from 2 or 3 small vegetables)

  • 1medium onions or 3 -4 shallots, diced

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon minced garlic , to taste

  • 1 -2sprig tarragon

  • 4 plum tomatoes or 2 large tomatoes, diced

  • 1lb cut pasta (like penne)

  • grated parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

  • 01

    Set a large pot of water to boil and salt it.

  • 02

    Put 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add corn.

  • 03

    Cook, stirring occasionally, until corn begins to brown.

  • 04

    Add zucchini and some salt and pepper.

  • 05

    Cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini begins to brown.

  • 06

    Add onion or shallots and garlic.

  • 07

    Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, about 5 minutes.

  • 08

    Add tarragon and cook for 30 seconds, then tomatoes.

  • 09

    Put pasta in boiling water and cook until tender but not mushy, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • 10

    While pasta cooks continue to cook sauce, reducing heat when tomatoes begin to break down.

  • 11

    If sauce dries out (with plum tomatoes, this is likely), add some pasta cooking water, about 1/2 cup at a time.

  • 12

    When pasta is done, drain it, toss with sauce and remaining oil or butter, and serve immediately with grated cheese if desired.

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