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Pasta with courgette flowers and anchovies

pasta with courgette flowers and anchovies

A few ingredients are enough to enhance the delicate flavor of courgette flowers. Here's how to prepare courgette flower and anchovy pasta.

Courgette flowers are an ingredient capable of ennobling any dish, even a simple one like courgette flower and anchovy pasta. The preparation is really simple and the sauce is ready exactly in the cooking time of the pasta.

In the basic version only garlic, chilli pepper, courgette flowers and anchovies are included, while as a pasta format we recommend spaghetti . However, the green light is also given to more aromatic variations which are obtained simply by adding grated lemon zest or mint leaves. Finally, for a crunchy note, you can opt for some breadcrumbs toasted in a pan.

pasta with courgette flowers and anchovies
pasta with courgette flowers and anchovies

How to prepare the recipe for courgette flower and anchovy pasta

  1. First, cook the pasta for the time indicated on the package.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the sliced ​​garlic and chilli pepper. If you don't like the strong flavor of one or both of these ingredients, leave them whole and remove them after browning them in oil.
  3. Add the anchovies and let them melt for a minute over low heat.
  4. In the meantime, clean the courgette flowers by removing the stem and pistils. Rinse them under running water and pat them dry with kitchen paper. Then cut them into thin strips.
  5. Drain the pasta, reserving a cup of the cooking water . Place the spaghetti in the pan, add the courgette flowers and the cooking water and sauté everything over a high heat. Serve piping hot, topped with grated cheese or breadcrumbs toasted in a pan if desired.

Courgette flowers are the protagonists of spring, along with other seasonal first fruits. We recommend you also try them in the recipe for stuffed courgette flowers , a classic that never disappoints.


Spaghetti with courgette flowers and anchovies will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days . Heat it in a pan, adding just a drizzle of oil if needed.

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