Pasta With Seared Zucchini and Ricotta Salata
½ teaspoon salt, more as needed
- Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil and cook farro pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain.
- Meanwhile, cut zucchini into 1 1/2-inch lengths.
- In a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and let heat for 30 seconds. Add zucchini in one layer and cook without touching or moving for 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and thyme, flip the zucchini and cook 3 more minutes while stirring occasionally.
- Add tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the skillet and cook for 6 to 7 minutes, or until tomatoes start to break down. Stir in the al dente pasta, lemon zest and crumbled cheese. Season with freshly cracked black pepper and serve garnished with more fresh thyme, ricotta salata and lemon wedges.