With "squiggly" noodles and tomato, this is a gem of a kid's pasta. And it has a sneaky side - they will eat beans without even thinking about it.
Lynne Rossetto Kasper watched a cook on a horse farm in Umbria make a sauce right on her cutting board with wild chives she picked just outside the back door. Mincing everything may not follow traditional pesto technique which calls for crushing in a mortar, but I like the idea of this fast sauce made on a cutting board. Adjust the herbs with what you find at the market. Try this over rice and with couscous.
Cauliflower is roasted until nicely browned, then tossed with garlic, pine nuts, capers, a jolt of lemon zest and freshly cooked pasta. Finish with shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano and another layer of lemon and grab a fork
The best thing about this dish of courgette spaghetti with a fresh tomato sauce is that it is a lower calorie alternative to the traditional pasta dish.
This pesto may be tossed with spaghetti, maccheroni, linguine, or the classic Ligurian pastas, trofie or trenette.