Zucchini Noodles with Fig, Arugula and Pancetta

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Zucchini Noodles with Fig, Arugula and Pancetta

According to Pinterest it’s fall already. I am seeing more pumpkin recipes in my feed than what should be legal, Halloween DIY projects, boots and layers of clothing and more. Let’s slow it down a little, folks. It’s STILL summer, it’s hot out and I still have lots of zucchini and tons of figs that need eating.

Zucchini Noodles with Fig, Arugula and Pancetta

I know fall is just around the corner and it’s my favorite time of year, but I refuse to be bullied into pumpkin. Let’s enjoy what we have, while it’s still here. There is so much amazing produce coming from the farmers markets, our CSA box and my garden, I just cannot even think about squash and all it’s cooler weather friends.

Zucchini Noodles with Fig, Arugula and Pancetta

 

This simple but flavorful dish is one of my favorites to come from my gardens, this summer. Zucchini Noodles with Fig, Arugula and Pancetta! What could go wrong when you mix all of these amazing things? The sweetness of the fresh figs is amazing with the salty, smokiness of the pancetta and while regular pasta would be amazing, why weigh yourself down with the starch when zucchini noodles exist. I also really love the peppery crunch from the wild arugula to freshen things up and of course, the little bit of sheep’s milk romano as a finishing move.

Are you excited to hurry up and rush into fall or do you want to savor the last moments of summer?

Zucchini Noodles with Fig, Arugula and Pancetta

 

NOTES:

You can serve with dried figs if you don’t have access to fresh figs.

To make vegetarian leave off the pancetta, maybe add coconut bacon instead. Skip the cheese to make vegan.

 

 

Want A Couple More Zucchini Noodle Recipes? Try These Out:

 

Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes

Zucchini Noodle Shakshuka (gluten-free)
 Zucchini Noodle Shakshuka

 

 

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1 Amanda Paa August 28, 2014 at 8:38 am

What a great combination. I love figs and pancetta together, and what a lovely bowl this would be to savor summer!

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