Farmer’s market veggies get put to good use in this recipe for gluten-free fettuccine with zucchini, yellow wax beans, and a subtly spicy harissa heirloom tomato sauce.

Disclosure: Though I received gluten-free pasta and cookie dough from Cappello’s for free, this post was not monetarily compensated in any way. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.
fettuccine with zucchini, yellow wax beans, and harissa heirloom tomato sauce

That time I went to the farmer’s market twice in one day, both times without a list, and came home with the entire farm (practically) in my reusable shopping bag.

And then kicked the.boy out of our bed because WHERE WERE THE TOMATOES GOING TO SLEEP other than that exact spot.

That happened.


Don’t look at me like that!

We have a child-sized crisper drawer that just can’t handle my vegetable storage needs.

I really had no choice.


Shockingly, he was none too pleased with these new sleeping arrangements, so he insisted I get to cooking them.


And, of course, because I didn’t want the tomatoes to think that I was singling them out or playing favorites, I had to throw everything but the crisper drawer into the pasta sauce pot.

Including a pound of gluten-free pasta.

Say WHAT?!


In the name of honesty, I have to concede that I am a gluten-free pasta skeptic.

Err, was a gluten-free pasta skeptic.

And then this fresh gluten-free pasta from Cappello’s weaseled its way into my life. Total game-changer.

Made primarily from almond flour, this is seriously one of the best fresh pastas I’ve ever had, gluten-free or otherwise. It cooks to al dente perfection in less than a minute, and soaks up all the summer sauce flavors like it’s its job.

(Good thing, cause it kind of is.)


I don’t know about you, but I sleep so much better at night knowing that my precious tomatoes are in such delicious hands.

Pretty sure the.boy does too.

Fettuccine with Zucchini, Yellow Wax Beans, and Harissa Heirloom Tomato Sauce
Farmer's market veggies get put to good use in this recipe for gluten-free fettuccine with zucchini, yellow wax beans, and a subtly spicy harissa heirloom tomato sauce.
Yield: 4-6 servings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb yellow wax beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 medium heirloom tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp harissa
  • 1 zucchini, julienned
  • 1 lb gluten-free fettuccine
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  1. Heat the olive oil in a 3.5 quart pot over medium heat. Add the garlic to the pot and saute until fragrant, about a minute. Add in the yellow beans and saute for a few minutes, until starting to become tender. Stir in the tomatoes, harissa, salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil and then let simmer until pasta is ready.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the fettuccine according to package directions. Drain and then toss with the tomato sauce, zucchini slivers, and chickpeas. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
An Eats Well With Others Original
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl

Fore more fresh and light summer pastas, check out these:

pasta with tomato-peach sauce

Pasta with Tomato-Peach Sauce

pasta with fresh corn pesto

Pasta with Fresh Corn Pesto

pasta with yogurt peas and chile

Pasta with Yogurt, Peas, and Chile

From Around the Web:

Stuffed Shells Florentine from Diethood

5 Ingredient Pesto Pasta Salad from Gimme Some Oven

Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes from Foodiecrush

Fresh Lemon and Herb Pasta from Heather Christo

Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto from Very Culinary


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40 Responses to Fettuccine with Zucchini, Yellow Wax Beans, and Harissa Heirloom Tomato Sauce

  1. Sune Moolman says:

    You had me at harissa! 🙂
    Also, love the packaging of the pasta.

  2. I love all your farmers’ market stories! And of course, the recipes that result after your trips to the market too… 🙂 Looks delicious, as always!

  3. I’ve had (and even made from scratch) my fair share of GF pasta, but this one looks pretty amazing! I also like the idea of just spooning a big pile of tomatoes to sleep every night.

  4. When you go without a list, all is bought! And I love that you came up with…although when it comes to you, the only thing it’s missing is burrata 😉

  5. Those tomatoes are gorgeous, they definitely look worth the extra trip to the green market! And I’m impressed at how much you like that gf pasta!

  6. Megan says:

    I am all about loaded summer veggie pastas like this. My tomatoes are currently covering the whole counter!

  7. It’s rainy here in Texas and I just want to curl up with a big bowl of this!

  8. daphne says:

    I do wish cappella would come to Australia. In the meantime, I shall continue drooling…

    hehe, I do that all the time at farmers markets! So much so, now hubby does the vege shopping, baby in toll without me… but with my list!

  9. This time of year, it’s hard to resist all the amazing produce at the farmer’s market – I came home with two huge bags last weekend and am still working my way through. I’ve never seen that almond flour pasta – going to have to look for it – would never think to make pasta from it. BTW, your pasta looks like summer in a bowl! Pinned!

  10. Going to the market without a list results in a $400-trip for me… I just buy everything. :-/ So this beauty is GF?? I can eat the whole thing, right? 😀

    Thank you for the link love! xo

  11. OH Gosh… this dish is so gorgeous and I bet it tastes even better than it looks on the picture.
    Thank you so much for sharing this almond flour pasta. I’ve never heard about this gluten-free pasta from Cappello’s! I have to try it.

  12. This looks very delicious! Today I went to farmer markets twice too…and both time back home with lots of salads and vegetables.

  13. gloria says:

    Look really delicious!

  14. SallyBR says:

    Just for curiosity, do you have the info on carb content of this pasta?

  15. Louanne says:

    Almond flour pasta?!? I am intrigued! Will have to order online and pay a fortune, but I think pasta with only 18 net carbs per serving is a dream come true for the husband.

  16. My tomatoes sleep in the bed too! #prosofmybrothersbeingoncamp not sure where I’ll put them once my bros are back…. I’ll have to make this pasta, I guess! Which isn’t such a pity because it looks BOMB

  17. This gluten free pasta look fabulous and al dente! YUMMMMm!

  18. alyssa says:

    I have been dying to try Capello’s – love that you reviewed it and are saying the texture is great!

  19. Yum! You had me at harissa….and heirlooms…and pasta. I love it all!! Bring on the summer veggies!

  20. Scrolling through all these amazing pastas has left me ravenous!

  21. Hey, Joanne! I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Liebster Award if you’re interested in participating. Hope you are! If you haven’t heard of it, it’s all over google or you can head over to my blog to check out the details.
    This past looks amazing, by the way! 🙂

  22. Yum ! We love fettuccini pasta and now we can get it gluten-free makes it even better !’

  23. Monica says:

    I’d be interested in trying this pasta out. Generally, I’m not a fan of gluten-free things like pasta but then again, I’m pretty ignorant on the subject so what do I know! I like the sound of the almond flour and your bowl of pasta certainly looks delicious! You’re doing all those fresh veggies justice!

  24. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, those noodles sounds amazing, I bet they are a little nutty tasting. Love this summer veggie dish!

  25. Ambar says:

    Ok… So now i have to totally try gluten free pasta! 🙂

  26. Roz says:

    Oh do I want a plate of pasta NOW after reading this post and all of the recipes at the end! Have never heard of gluten-free pasta before this. Yummy recipes!

  27. Krista says:

    So glad you found a gluten-free pasta you actually like. 🙂

  28. Aren’t farmers markets the BEST thing ever?! All the produce I end up buying gets thrown together and usually ends up like gorgeous dishes like this one! This is one good lookin’ summer pasta!

  29. The sauce sounds delicious and I’m glad to hear the gluten free pasta was so good!

  30. I love the idea of almond flour pasta! If only they would just call it that instead of gluten free, so my natural GF bias doesn’t kick in 😛

    Glad your tomatoes met a good end despite sub-optimal resting conditions!

  31. Yummy! I love pasta with lots of veggies 🙂

  32. Kate says:

    My pasta that was supposed to be for dinner tonight got moved to tomorrow night, which makes me sad since now I want pasta!

  33. Kelly says:

    Love all the fresh veggies in here! It’s hard for me to resist buying produce when it looks so good too. I have never seen almond flour pasta but would love to try it! It looks fantastic 🙂

  34. Courtney says:

    This looks awesome! I love harissa, but I’ve never put it in pasta before. Now that I think about it, I’m not sure why because that’s a totally perfect use for it. Can’t wait to try this one!

  35. Reeni says:

    I’m glad someone else has that same problem – there’s never enough room for my produce! Pasta made with almond flour sounds incredibly delicious! Lovin on the flavors you paired with it!

  36. Isadora says:

    Heirloom tomatoes are so pretty looking! And I bet they are even better tasting! I just started experimenting with homemade tomato sauce and I love it! I need to get my hands on some harissa asap because I know I would love it!

  37. Looks like a delicious dish. I have never eaten gluten free pasta before. I think I would be skeptical too, but it does look good.

  38. Leah Davis says:

    I’ve never tried cooking with harissa but I’m definitely going to have to use it in the very near future. Looks like the gluten will not be missed in this deliciousness!!

  39. I fully endorse the notion of sleeping with tomatoes, just FYI.

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