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!


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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