Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Zucchini and Peas Sauce

This is that time of the year when I love using fresh everything. Tomatoes, peas and zucchini from the garden make the best vegetarian sauce for what ever pasta, rice dish you serve!

3 zucchini washed sliced in half then in cubed wedges
1 teaspoon fresh each chopped parsley, oregano, basil
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste
1/2 cup white wine
2 cans of whole tomatoes pulsed into small chunks in the food processor
2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
3 cups fresh shucked green peas or canned drained and wash the salt off of them
1 bell pepper chopped
olive oil

In a large saucepan add 2 tablespoons olive oil, minced garlic on low heat,  add peas and peppers saute for four minutes (this will enhance the flavors on the peas). Add tomatoes, herbs, spices, zucchini and wine. Cook for around an hour or until the zucchini is fork tender.
Pour over favorite boiled pasta, rice or even mashed potatoes.

12 comments:

Federica said...

Great ^_^ This pasta souce is very tasty. Bye, have a great we

Baker Street said...

Nice combination. Imagine how well balanced the flavors were. A recipe that must be tried out soon.

Greg said...

Yum! I need to start making pasta again, for some reason I have drifted away from Italian lately. This sounds really good, lots of veggies.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love sauces like this especially in the summer.

Lauren said...

What a delicious sounding sauce - and so easy!! Perfect for a light summer meal!

Magic of Spice said...

Interesting combination, I would never have though to add peas. Looks delicious!

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, This will make a great sauce over macaroni with lots of fresh grated cheese. Yum! Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Tina Bk said...

I like that you added some green veggies in this sauce. It really amps up the nutritional value and gives more texture to the sauce as well. Delicious mix!

Reeni said...

I love zucchini! Sounds so delish!

Elisabeth said...

I always welcome new sauces, and love this one...never used peas in tomato sauce, and I love peas, in any addition to pasta, or vegetables.
Delicious sauce, Claudia!

Jennifer said...

Wow, I'm liking this recipe, Claudia.

Alida said...

Nice sauce. Makes a great pasta dish. Zucchini and peas are in season now and they taste wonderful.
Have a nice day X