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May 12, 2015 / Chris Blum

Zucchini with Mint, Capers and Pancetta

 
This was inspired by a recipe in F&W. I swapped out the pasta for zucchini spirals and bacon for pancetta. The mint really adds something special to this dish so don’t skip it.

Ingredents:
1 lb spaghetti or spiral zucchini
1 TBSP olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 lb pancetta, 1/4-inch dice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
Salt and pepper
1/3 c capers, drained
1/2 c mint leaves, chopped
Shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, for serving

In a large skillet, heat oil and saute onions over medium heat until soft. Add pancetta and cook until crispy. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, add tomatoes and cook until soft about 6 minites. Remove from heat and stir in capers and mint. Serve topped with parmigiano.

Serves 4.

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