Zucchini and Pasta Noodles with Garlicky Yogurt Sauce

Hands-on-time: 15 minutes
Total prep time:  30 minutes

4 cups baby zucchini
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of saffron
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1/2 cups labneh
8 cups zucchini spiral noodles
4 cups cooked angel hair pasta
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1/4 cup minced mint
2 tablespoon lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup squash blossoms sliced thinly (only if they came with the baby zucchini)
Salt to taste

Cut the baby zucchini into rounds and toss with 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Grill over high heat until the zucchini has developed char marks, about 3-4 minutes.  Let the charred zucchini cool.

In a pan over medium heat add the rest of the olive oil, saffron and the garlic. Once the garlic becomes fragrant (about 1 minute) turn the heat to low and add the yogurt and 1 cup of water. Stir slowly, incorporating everything together.

Toss the sauce with the zucchini noodles, the angel hair pasta, and the cilantro and mint.

Adjust seasonings and then divide between 4 bowls.  Sprinkle each bowl with a little lemon juice, the zest, and the squash blossom ribbons.

NOTE: Spiralizers can be found online and in kitchen supply stores.

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Thanks to

Food Provided by: Citarella Markets | Kitchen Equipment provided by: VIKING RANGE LLC | Boos Block Cutting Boards | Casabella | Chantal | Dream Farm | Le Creuset | OXO | Silpat | SwissMar |

4 Responses to Zucchini and Pasta Noodles with Garlicky Yogurt Sauce

  1. hannah says:

    Sara thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. I first saw you on TV and ran to the computer to print this recipe which I’ve made several times for myself and friends.
    I would like to know when your tv series is on ,
    Thank you

    • moulton says:

      When you go to my website, you will see an option for “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” in the bar running along the top of the page. Click on that and you will end up on a page that directs you where to find my show in your town.

  2. Glory Buist says:

    Looking for the recipe with the spiral zucchini and yogurt cream sauce done with the restaurant owner Dirt Candy.
    Thank You

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