Skinny Zucchini pasta ( spiralized zucchini) is a delicious substitute for a regular bowl of high carb/ high calorie pasta . Remember, even gluten free pasta is also high in carbs and calories! I find that spiralized pasta made from a zucchini is the way to go. It's low calorie and low in carbs making it the perfect and delicious meal!
Many zucchini pasta recipes serve the zucchini noodles raw; I like to lightly saute mine. I love the zoodles ( zucchini noodles) prepared this way. It satisfies me as much as real pasta. In fact, I like it so much, I usually make it for lunch or a side dish at least two or three times a week. It's versatile and lends itself to many variations. Don't overcook it or it will become watery!!
This is such a fast and easy recipe! Basically, you just need to spiralize your zucchini, which takes about one minute.
If you are not familiar with how to do this, go to my zoodles post which explains in detail
This is a simple vegan and gluten free recipe.
1/2 medium onion, sliced in half moons
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2-3 cups of spiralized zucchini noodles
olive oil spray
1/4 cup of marinara sauce
Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil spray until soft. Add the zucchini and toss a few times for about 30 seconds. Add the marinara sauce, stir and remove from flame and serve immediately. It tastes best when eaten immediately!
Additional Variations :
- Add 1/4 -1/2 cup of ricotta cheese when you add the sauce to the recipe for a lasagna like taste-
- Add 1/4-1/2 cup of any grated cheese when you add your sauce.
- Jen at Driftwood Gardens suggested topping with nutritional yeast for another vegan variation
|This photo is without marinara sauce. The plate is about 50 years old and |
belonged to my mom!
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