Sweet Potato and Zucchini Pasta

Since I’ve managed to let more than a month go by since my last post (I’m really sorry, I’ve been distracted by uni work and job applications!) I was very lucky to decide to try this random experiment today – because as it turns out, this is definitely my new favorite pasta in the ‘extremely fast and simple’ category! I was trying to decide what pasta to make, and all I knew was that I wanted to use my last organic zucchini from Abel & Cole. However, since it wasn’t enough on its own and I was too lazy to go buy some tomatoes from the corner shop, I decided to look around the kitchen and see if I found anything I could use. I found a sweet potato, decided to use it, and was blown away by the results. Trust me, this one is worth trying as soon as you possibly can!

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Sweet Potato and Zucchini PastaIngredients (serves 2)

  • olive oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, diced into tiny pieces
  • 1 small sweet potato, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped into small cubes (ratio of sweet potato cubes to zucchini cubes should be about 1:3)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 400g pasta
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast

Sweet Potato and Zucchini Pasta2Preparation (30 minutes)

  1. Drizzle a very generous amount of olive oil on a pan on medium high heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and mix around for about 5-10 minutes, until the onions are just turning golden brown.
  3. Add the sweet potato, stir it in, and leave for 5 minutes, then add the zucchini, stir, and cover with a lid.
  4. In the meantime, boil some water in a kettle and fill a large pot on maximum heat with boiling water about 4 tbsp of salt.
  5. Keep stirring the zucchini and sweet potato; after about 10 minutes add 75ml of cold water and mix it in.
  6. Throw the pasta into the pot of boiling water
  7. After about 9 minutes (check the pack and usually subtract 1 minute to have pasta al dente) drain it, throw it back in the pot, and add the zucchini and sweet potatoes.
  8. Stir everything together, then add 1 tbsp of olive oil and the nutritional yeast and stir in well.
  9. Eat and enjoy!