courgettes are wonderfully versatile and during summer i always have some in – i love finding new things to do with them and while i have lots of recipes pairing them with pasta use of them in ribbon form is quite different. so pretty too.
the starting point was felicity cloake’s courgette carbonara recipe but i have tweaked things a bit. i found her recipe too rich and creamy, so reduced the cheese content while upping the lemon flavour and adding a pinch of chilli flakes.
if you feel like tweaking further, the only thing i’d say is to keep the red onion in – i did a batch without and it was definitely not as good as when it is added. extra vegetable content too.