When summer’s first zucchini arrive in my garden, I cook them every way I can think of. Ricotta salata is a pressed and aged ricotta cheese similar to feta but less salty. In this pasta dish, it’s the perfect foil for the sweetness of the caramelized onions and the charred flavor of the zucchini.
In a bowl, combine the zucchini,
Preheat a grill to medium-high and oil the grill rack. Arrange the zucchini in a grill basket and grill, turning several times, until golden on both sides, 10–12 minutes. Set aside.
In a frying pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter with
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the penne, stir well, and cook until the pasta is al dente, according to package directions.
Drain the pasta and transfer to a warmed serving bowl. Add the onion and any pan juices, the grilled zucchini, the remaining
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