Step 1: Ingredients and Implements
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/4 cup black olives
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh garlic
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 3 cloves or 1 tsp of fresh garlic
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 2 tbsp olive oil (or more for consistency)
- 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
- Food processor
- Pot with water on the stove
Step 2: Prep
Just before you are ready to prepare everything, put a pot of water to boil on the stove.
You can make the sauces ahead of time if you wish.
Step 3: Sauces
Do the same with the red sauce ingredients. It should become something like a tapenade, though not as strongly flavored.
Step 4: Julienne the Pasta
To make it, cut off the ends of the zucchini and any blemishes on the skin, and then cut the zucchini in half (or thirds if it is very large). Put each part in the julienner and turn until strings the consistency of angel hair pasta emerge.
Step 5: Preparing to Serve
Then serve with your choice of sauce. I find the red sauces has a stronger flavor that balances out the bland zucchini better, but your mileage may vary.
If this is a whole meal, expect one medium zucchini to feed one person, but the sauces can easily serve a family of four. A little goes a long way!