Pasta with Courgettes
450g/1lb pasta ribbons
2 large courgettes (zucchini), coarsely grated
1 red chilli, diced
1 garlic clove, crushed
16 pitted black olives, roughly chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
small bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
4 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan
salt and ground black pepper
1 Cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water according to the pack instructions. About 1 minute before the end of the cooking time, add the courgettes, then simmer until the pasta is just cooked.
2 Meanwhile, cook the chilli, garlic and olives in the oil in a small pan over a low heat for 2–3 minutes.
3 Drain the pasta and courgettes and return to the pan. Stir in the hot chilli mixture and toss with the parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4 Divide among four shallow serving dishes and serve sprinkled with Parmesan.