Spaghetti with Zucchini, Walnuts & Raisins

Photo from Real Simple
This is a great recipe from that is light and healthy for the Spring and Summer.  You could substitute dried cranberries for raisins and add lemon zest, as well, if you like.

Cooking Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Difficulty Level: Easy

1    Package Spaghetti
3    TBsp Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Walnuts, chopped
4    Cloves Garlic, pressed or minced
4-5 Small Zucchini, sliced in half, then chopped
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. 
  2. Drain and return pasta to the pot.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. 
  4. Add the walnuts and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, about 1 minute.
  6. Add the zucchini and and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. 
  7. Cook, tossing occasionally, until the zucchini is just tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  8. Add the zucchini mixture to the pasta and toss to combine. 
  9. Sprinkle with the Parmesan before serving.
Serving Size: 1/2 Serving