Lemon Basil Chick Pea Pasta with Zucchini


  • 4 cups chick pea pasta
  • 1 large zucchini, cubed
  • 2 cups fresh or store bought marinara sauce
  • 2 cups fresh basil, chopped (or micro basil)
  • ¼ Cup Basil Olive Oil
  • ¼ Cup Sicilian Lemon Olive Oil
  • salt and pepper
  • chili flakes (optional)
  • Parmesan Cheese (optional)



  1. Cook Pasta according to package directions. During the last 2 minutes of cooking add the cubed zucchini to the pasta. When cooked, drain.
  2. Heat up marinara sauce, and divide onto bottom of four pasta bowls.
  3. Top with pasta and zucchini, then with the basil (or micro basil).
  4. In a small bowl combine the Basil Olive Oil, Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic, salt and pepper (and the chili flakes if using). Drizzle the dressing on each of the pasta bowls.
  5. Serve with fresh grated parmesan cheese if using.
May 14, 2021 — Elizabeth Kilvert