Farmers’ Market Vegetables, Goat Cheese and Lemon Pasta
-8 ounces spiral-shaped whole wheat pasta
-4 ounces fresh goat cheese
-1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
-2 tablespoons chopped garlic scapes (or alternatively chives or scallions)
-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
-2 tablespoons white wine (optional)
-4 cups assorted steamed or grilled vegetables (I used carrots & patty pan squash)
-Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the pasta according to the package directions until al dente. While pasta is cooking, combine goat cheese, lemon peel, garlic scapes, lemon juice, and wine (if using) in a food processor. Process until smooth and well combined.
Once pasta is cooked, drain and return to the pot. Add the goat cheese mixture and vegetables along with salt and pepper to taste, and toss until well combined and all ingredients are coated with the sauce. Serve immediately.