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Delicious, super-easy zucchini sauce!

Fresh zucchini right from the garden for lunch…what can we make with them? …zucchini sauce!

This very-easy sauce is terrifically perfect on pasta to delight your summer lunches!


2 zucchini

1 clove of garlic

1/2 chopped onion

EV olive oil


black pepper

2 leaves of fresh basil


Sauté garlic and onion in a frying pan with olive oil. Once they’re golden coloured, add chopped zucchini and salt. Cook for about 10 minutes. Maple&Saffron Abruzzo tours zucchini

Put everything in a blender and add a pinch of black pepper and the basil leaves. Blend and add a couple of spoons of water if you find the cream is too thick.

Maple&Saffron Abruzzo tours zucchini sauce We put the cream on our pasta, adding roasted sesame seeds

Maple&Saffron Abruzzo tours gnocchi and zucchini sauce

…and that’s it! Enjoy!


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  1. I’m going to have to give this a try. zucchini are just coming into season here. So this is a perfect time for this find. Thanks for posting.

    1. You are so right! We should always eat what’s into season! And this is so simple yet so good! We also use it on bruschetta with chopped tomato…perfecf for summer! Let me know if you liked it! Thank you for stopping by!

    1. …and healthy too: no cream, no fat! Perfect for summer 😉 We tried it yesterday on bruschetta with chopped tomatoes on top…very good!

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