Monday, August 11, 2008

zucchini pasta

i come from an italian family, and love just about every italian food out there. i have fond memories of my mother's sauce on the stove, simmering for hours to really give it a nice rich flavour. i recently got a spiral vegetable slicer, so i've been using that to turn my garden zucchinis into noodles. this is a pretty quick and easy dish... tasty and low-fat too.

for the noodles:
  • 1-2 green zucchinis (i peeled them)

for the marinara sauce:
  • 2 small cans tomato sauce (8oz)
  • 1 small can tomato paste (6oz)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1-2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 dash of salt

start the sauce first so that i can heat up and allow the ingredients to really meld together. unfortunately, i usually don't have the time to let my sauce simmer for hours, but i like keep it on the stove as long as i can. all the sauce ingredients can be mixed together and put on medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce is hot. be sure to stir occasionally. then turn it down to low heat until you are ready to serve.

i use a world cuisine spiral slicer - listed in my vegan kitchen store, but i'm sure others will work as well. use the spiral slicer to make zucchini noodles. spoon sauce on top, and serve. it's great with some garlic bread on the side.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorites! Thank you for all the GREAT ideas!!!!