"Pasta" Primavera

Cuisinart original

Zucchini stands in for pasta in this bright, veggie-loaded dish.


Makes 5 cups


½ small leek, light green and white parts only, sliced lengthwise with root end intact

3 medium zucchini, about 1½ pounds, trimmed

1 medium carrot, trimmed

3 ounces Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup frozen peas

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons mint leaves, torn

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (1 cup):

Calories 149 (55% from fat) • carb. 9g • pro. 9g • fat 10g sat. fat 7g • chol. 29mg • sod. 546mg • calc. 249mg fiber 3g



1. Assemble the Cuisinart® PrepExpress™ with the Slice/Ribbon Cone and Angled Feed Tube. Slice the leek. Reserve. Replace the Slice/Ribbon Cone with the 9mm Shred/Spaghetti Cone and shred the zucchini. Replace the 9mm Shred/Spaghetti Cone with the 3.0mm Shred/Spaghetti Cone and shred the carrot. Reserve the shredded zucchini and carrot together. Shred the Parmesan. Reserve.

2. In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Once butter melts and starts to foam, add the sliced leek. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, to soften, about 5 minutes. Add shredded zucchini, carrot, Parmesan, peas, salt and pepper. Stir and warm until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the mint and lemon juice.

3. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Serve immediately.