Sunday, October 25, 2015

Skinny Zucchini Pasta ( Spiralized)


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. 

Ingredients: 
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

Directions:
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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10 comments:

  1. I love my zoodles sauteed too! For another vegan twist, you could sprinkle some nutritional yeast on top - yummy!

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    1. Jen,
      I've never tried nutritional yeast. I heard it tastes like cheese!! I'll give it a try. Thanks for the suggestions

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  2. I need to try this. I bought a spiralizer and still haven't used it. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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    1. Erlene,
      You have to try it! Once you begin to spiralize ( It's easy) you will never stop! I love it

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  3. I've never tried making zuchinni noodles but they would be a healthy alternative. Thanks for sharing with us at #AnythingGoes.

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    1. Sue,
      You gotta try it! It's so delicious and low calorie and healthy

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  4. Your Skinny Zucchini Pasta dish looks wonderful, Judee! I know my family would love it! Thank you for sharing this healthy dish with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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    1. my pleasure..glad to share it I love all the recipes on HEarth and Soul HOp

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  5. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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    1. Thanks Amber. I appreciate you taking the time to pin it on your board. HOpe you like it..

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