Ride your toaster on your way to pasta laziness!

This nutritious salad is unexpectedly simple and tasty and combines two fairly unpopular ingredients into a green surprise

Laziness Factor: 2

 [where 0 is snoring and 4 is discovering the cure for baldness]

Ingredients for 4 servings:

– 250g whole wheat fusilli

– 100-200g fresh spinach leaves

– 3 zucchini

– 100 gruyere, cut in sticks

– lemon juice

– salt and pepper

1.

The quantity of spinach to use here actually depends on the bowl you’d like to use.

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2.

Rinse the spinach leaves well and cut off the roots, if any.

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3.

Slice the zucchini, cheese slice-thick or more.

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4.

Lay the zucchini slices in the pre-heated toaster after you add a little salt.

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5.

In 4-5 minutes check and turn around.

Meanwhile, start boiling the water for the pasta.

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6.

When the zucchini seems roasted, add another layer.

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7.

When the fusilli is ready, rinse to cool off.

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8.

Put the spinach and the pasta in a large bowl.

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9.

When all the zucchini has been roasted, add some lemon juice to them.

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10.

Then mix everything in the bowl and serve with the cheese and some fresh pepper.

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Here is a video version of this easy pasta recipe:

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Categories of pasta recipes

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The recipe presented above is Fusilli salad with spinach and roasted zucchini and it belongs to the salad category.

Why pasta?

Pasta is a great ingredient for quick and delicious dishes. Perfect pasta dishes don't always have to be hard to prepare. According to Lazy Pasta there is "an easy pasta recipe for every human on the planet".

Although it's hard to tell which country pasta originates from (whether it's Italy or China), the history of pasta is long and interesting.

Truth be told, pasta has become popular as an ingredient of the Italian cuisine and it forms part of the Mediterranean diet. Pasta dishes can be ordered and devoured in various Italian restaurants all around the world.

The secret of the pasta may lie in its simplicity. It is usually made of white flour or wheat flour, but today we also have the options of whole wheat pasta and, more recently, gluten-free pasta.

Then again, the list of ingredients that can be used in a pasta recipe is endless; The sauce can be anything for a simple tomato sauce to bechamel sauce, white sauce with cream or other dressings. Garlics and onions are great friends of pasta, vegetables and other greens like parsley, dill, spinach, zucchini, peppers, broccoli and mint can be found in various recipes, while cheese is an absolute ticket to success, either grated, sliced or baked on top.

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