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pasta with courgettes and lovage recipe

Pasta with courgettes and lovage

A delicious and fresh pasta dish with courgettes and lovage that is perfect for spring and summer. If you're looking for a lovage recipe then try this - it's suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Keyword lovage recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 with leftovers
Author Cook Veggielicious


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 courgettes sliced into half moons
  • zest of one lemon
  • 20 g lovage finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • handful sunflower seeds
  • 200 g pasta


  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan.
  • Add the onion and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring often, until soft.
  • Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
  • Add the sliced courgettes and sauté for 10-15 minutes, stirring often, until brown on both sides.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil, adding salt if desired. Add the pasta and cook according to the packet instructions. Drain when cooked.
  • When the courgettes are cooked add the lemon zest and lovage, stir and warm through.
  • Lightly toast the sunflower seeds in a small frying pan. Mix the pasta with the courgette mixture and top with the sunflower seeds. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately with a salad.