This was a very tasty meal we enjoyed tonight. Our zucchini plants are beginning to give lots of lovely zucchini. Lovage is a very flavourful herb. It is similar to celery.

Yellow and Green Zucchini on Penne with Herbed Soy Cream Sauce

Serving Size: 4


  • 16 ounces wholewheat penne pasta
  • 1 med. green zucchini
  • 1 med. yellow zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons oil

for the sauce:

  • 1 cups soy cream
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder
  • splash Tabasco
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lovage, chopped
  • handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • few thyme sprigs, leaves stripped off
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegan parmesan (optional but nice)

Yellow and Green Zucchini on Penne with Herbed Soy Cream Sauce


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil to cook the penne.
  2. Clean the zucchini and slice in “penne” sized pieces.
  3. Chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  4. Chop the fresh herbs.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan.
  6. Add the zucchini pieces.
  7. Saute the zucchini until they begin to soften and some are lightly golden brown.
  8. Place the penne in the boiling water and cook until al dente.
  9. Heat the other tablespoon of oil in a medium sauce pan.
  10. Add the onions and sauté until soft and glassy.
  11. Add the chopped herbs, garlic and soy cream.
  12. Turn the heat down to low.
  13. Add the vegetable bouillon powder and the optical Tabasco if using.
  14. Stir to mix well.
  15. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.
  16. When the pene are done, drain the water from the pot.
  17. Serve the pene, with the creamy herb sauce, and zucchini on top.
  18. Sprinkle vegan parmesan on top and optionally garish with chopped basil leaves.


If lovage is not available, celery leaves would be a good substitute.