You'll notice the tiny cottage cheese biscuits in the background. I made another batch of these and they went well with this dish.
This could be a light lunch or dinner and with only two of us at home now, it made two lunches and enough leftover to create a soup. This is a vegetarian dish but you could adjust to vegan by omitting the butter and Parmesan.
It's not labor intensive, you should know if I made it it wasn't hard. I'm not the laziest person around but I am a contender. Probably all this business of staying home all the time.
Fettuccine with Summer Vegetables
1/4 cup olive oil
1 TB unsalted butter
1/2 cup water
6 scallions, trimmed cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 small yellow squash, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 ears of corn, husked and kernels cut off
2 plum tomatoes, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 tsp. salt
5 garlic cloves
2 TB tarragon
freshly ground Parmesan cheese
Combine the olive oil, butter and water in large skillet; bring to a boil. Add scallions, squash and mushrooms, simmer a while. Now add corn, tomatoes and salt.
You are supposed to crush the garlic and I just sliced it, added it into the mix.
Cook the fettuccine while the veg mixture is melding. Add herbs and seasonings to taste. The recipe calls for the veggies to be placed into the center of the dinner plates but instead, we heaped the pasta into a shallow bowl and added the amount of veggies we wanted.
Top with Parmesan and enjoy.
NOTE: the orginal recipe calls for zucchini but we like the yellow crookneck squash better, so we substituted some ingredients.
As this new version of blogspot doesn't like me and won't allow me to add labels/tags I will note here this is vegetarian.
Remember I mentioned soup earlier in this post? Well, all I did was saute onions and once soft, added the leftover vegetables. Snip the remaining fettuccine noodles into smaller pieces and toss in a pot. We had a few strips of steak we couldn't finish one evening a few weeks ago and those had been in the freezer, awaiting a casserole or soup concoction.
I added a tiny bit of broth, a few other orphan veggies and more salt and pepper. That's it. Use up all the leftovers in any way you can. No waste :-)