The easiest summer pasta sauce contains zucchini and a few other very simple ingredients.

The basic ingredients for this summer pasta are: zucchini, onion, garlic, lemon, cashews and yellow grated cheese.

Tips and Substitutions

Cashews should be soaked for about 20 minutes in warm water before using them in your recipe.

You can use whatever yellow cheese you like. If you are vegan you can use nutritional yeast.

In my recipe I also used very thinly sliced ​​zucchini sticks. Of course you can skip them.

You can, if you want, roast your vegetables. You simply cut them into larger pieces and put them in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and black pepper for about 20 minutes.

If you like this recipe, you can also try one of the following:

Vegan Pastitsio with Vegetables

Pasta with beet sauce and feta

Baked Pasta with Vegan Feta, Cherry Tomatoes and Peas

Creamy Pasta with Peas

Pasta with Zucchini Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
The most perfect summer pasta is here and it's super easy too.


  • 3 zucchini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp shredded cheese (or nutritional yeast if you are vegan)
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • 35 gr. cashews
  • 320 gr. pasta of your choice
  • 150 ml water from the boiled pasta
  • salt
  • black pepper


  • Start by dicing the 1.5 zucchini. Cut the rest into very thin sticks.
  • Pour the olive oil into a non-stick pan. Once heated, throw in the diced courgettes and the onion. Cook for 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
  • In the meantime, boil your pasta in salted water according to the instructions on the package. Two minutes before your pasta is done, throw in the zucchini sticks.
  • Once you have drained the pasta together with the zucchini sticks, keep some of the water.
  • Put the zucchini, onion and garlic in the blender. Add the cashews after soaking them for 20 minutes in hot water. Pour in the grated cheese and lemon juice.
  • Add salt and black pepper and the pasta water. Throw in half to begin with and you'll see.
  • Mix your pasta with the sauce and enjoy.
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: pasta

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