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Pass the Pasta

You don't have to spend $17 on a plate of bucatini to enjoy your favorite carb. For cents on the noodle, you can make spaghetti with sweet tomato sauce, broccoli spaghetti, and zucchini fettuccine — bottomless breadsticks not included, but you'll forget all about them anyway.


  • 2 medium-sized zucchini
  • 1/4 bunch of parsley
  • 2 ounces almonds, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Packet of red pepper flakes


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the zucchini into large ribbons. Finely chop parsley, garlic and almonds.
  2. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, almonds, cherry tomatoes, parsley, and a pinch of salt. Add zucchini noodles and red pepper flakes to the bowl and toss before serving.