Fennel Zoodles Olive Macroni

Yet again a fusion recipe for you all, Winter time and the veggies are so green n fresh that tempts me to try out different combinations.

So the other day I found this lovely Fennel in Godrej Nature’s Basket and couldn’t stop myself from buying it although I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to make of it.

Then I thought of this Macroni in which I also added zoodles  ( zucchini strips) n olives to make it more interesting n of course healthier.


  1. 2 cups Macroni cooked al dentè ( can use any pasta) keep a cup of the pasta water
  2. 3 tomtoes pureed n sieved
  3. 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  4. Fennel leaves chopped  ( take only the leaves unless you like the thick stem)
  5. 1 big zucchini cut into strips with a peeler
  6. Few black olives
  7. 2 tsp of olive oil
  8. 1 tsp red paprika
  9. Salt to taste


Heat oil in a pan, add the garlic, then add the tomato puree n let it cook for 2 min, then add the zucchini and again simmer for 2min, add the salt n paprika, then add the pasta water and the pasta, cook on a high flame for 3 to 4 min till the water dries up, lastly add the olives.

While serving drizzle  a little extra Virgin Olive n use the leftover fennel as a garnish!!

Use any kind of pasta, couscous or quinoa and you will have a great dish ready to impress your guests!!

For the zoodles simply peel the zucchini in long strips with a peeler or even a grater if u want thinner stips; u can even make this dish using only the zoodles n no pasta if u want a carb-free dish, so go ahead n relish this dish!!

If You Like this recipe, pls mention in the comments below as also if you have any queries!!


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