Pasta with thorny zucchini

Pasta with thorny zucchini
Description

The thorny zucchini is the fruit of a climbing plant that has South American origins. It's also called "chayote" and belongs to the family of cucurbits. It's covered with needle-like growths, so it must be used in the kitchen without peel to avoid being stung. It tastes sweetish and it has innumerable nutritional properties. It's rich in vitamins, folic acid and has diuretic and hypotensive properties. Excellent ally of good health.

Ingredients
  • 2 thorny zucchini

  • 400 g of pasta

  • mint

  • shaved parmesan cheese

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • salt

Preparation
Pasta with thorny zucchini

PTake your thorny zucchini and cut the head and the tip.

Pasta with thorny zucchini

Peel the zucchini, slice them and remove the central seed of the plant.

Pasta with thorny zucchini

Pour plenty of oil into a pan and let the zucchini fry.

Pasta with thorny zucchini

Remove the zucchini washers from the pan as soon as they are uniformly browned.

Pasta with thorny zucchini

Put them aside in a bowl and salt to taste to counteract the sweetness of the thorny zucchini.

Pasta with thorny zucchini

Bring a pot full of water to boil and cook the pasta.

Pasta with thorny zucchini

Season your pasta with a little mint, a sprinkling of shaved parmesan cheese and serve.

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