The picture shows a version of Trofie zucchine e noci, trofie pasta with zucchini and walnuts. The twisted pasta called trofie is usually seen covered in pesto in Liguria, but here the fresh pasta worked well with the zucchini and walnuts. Besides the headline ingredients, the condiment includes oive oil or butter, garlic and white wine. Sometimes cooks will add some cherry tomatoes to this dish.
It’s a spring primo piatto that balances the sweetness of the young zucchini with the lightly bitter and earthy chopped walnuts.