Thursday, June 25, 2009

Zucchini as "pasta"

Tuesday we picked up our CSA box and here is what was in it:

Kale, potatoes, patty pan squash, eggs, cabbage, beets, onions, two heads of lettuce, and 3 zucchinis.

Even though I have a ton of produce, I went to a farm market with my mom today to walk around. She bought some great basil and parsley and gave me some.

So tonight I used my fresh herbs and one of my zucchini to make a "pasta", and zucchini as pasta is mmm mmm good.
I have ate some form of zucchini as pasta 3 times in the last week but finally took pictures to share with you tonight. I start my taking a vegetable peeler and keep peeling down the raw zucchini in long strips.
I start my putting some olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Today I added some fresh garlic and some green onion from my CSA. After the garlic and onion have sauteed a minute or two I add the zucchini. I then add some salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash Italian Blend. After a few more minutes I added grape tomatoes, which I cut in half.
I topped the zucchini with a pesto, which is a mixture of basil, parsley, nonfat plain yogurt, salt and pine nuts, all which I placed in my food processor.
If you love the idea of spaghetti squash as a replacement for pasta, give this a try!!
Katie is giving away Jay Robb! Okay well not him personally, but his fab product!

5 comments:

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

mm this sounds delicious and looks so healthy!! love the addition of the pesto!

katherine (the runner wife) said...

I might have to try using the veggie peeler like you suggested. I've had my heart set on a spiralizer, but can't really justify the purchase since I haven't made "raw pasta" at all yet! Good thing I've got the fixings for a good pesto at home :)

Thanks for the inspiration!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Haha if I had him, I wouldn't give him away ;)

Looove zucchini pasta! Especially with alfredo!

Lynn (The Actors Diet) said...

Yummy! I like using zucchini ribbons as lasagna "noodles" too.

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