A really tasty and filling summer dish! Simply perfect!

Serves: 3-4 Preparation time: 20′ Cooks in: 15′ Ready in: 35′

500gr spaghetti
500gr small zucchinis, washed
2 tbsp butter
vegetable oil for frying
1 cup Parmesan grated + extra for serving
salt, black pepper freshly ground


Step 1
Cut zucchinis in half lengthways and then julienne. Dry on kitchen paper. Toss with a generous amount of salt and fry in hot oil until nicely colored. Dry on kitchen paper once more.

Step 2
In the meantime boil spaghetti with a pinch of saffron, following pack instructions. Drain, reserving a glass of the boiling liquid.

Step 3
In the same pan melt butter. Stir in pasta. Add boiling liquid and parmesan and toss well. Season well with pepper and toss once more.

Step 4
Divide pasta on plates, garnishing with fried zucchini, parmesan and extra saffron if you wish.

Photo George Drakopoulos – Food styling Tina Webb