Who would have ever thought we would be able to create vegetables that resemble pasta noodles?? Well now you you can with a simple tool called a “spiralizer”. These veggie noodles are delicious eaten raw in a salad or cooked quickly in a fresh tomato sauce like the one I feature here. This dish has become one of my favorite ways to eat zucchini… Try spiralizing other veggies like beets, carrots, squash and most any root vegetable.
The recipe below is light and fresh tasting, and really resembles a noodle when sautéed with a little tomato. I find it very satisfying and a great way to reduce your carb intake. Here is a short video to demonstrate how to use the spiralizer…hope you will try this delicious recipe.
To prepare the noodles with fresh tomatoes, chopped up a few fresh tomatoes, a couple of green scallion or onion, a clove of garlic and some fresh basil. Heat up 2 tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet and transfer the ingredients to a large saute pan…separate zucchini from rest of ingredients so they can cook separately. Season each veggie with salt, pepper and a pinch of herbs de province or dried Italian seasonings.Cook the vegetables until they have softened for approximately 8 minutes, and then toss all the ingredients together and sprinkle with some pecorino romano cheese and fresh basil leaves. Transfer vegetable mixture to a beautiful plate and serve. Simple and delicious.♥
- 2-3 medium size zucchini
- 3 large fresh tomatoes, diced
- 2 scallions or 1 small onion minced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 4 fresh basil leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp. herbs di province
- Use spiral tool to make the zucchini noodles, set aside while you chop tomatoes, onions, garlic;
- Heat a large non stick skillet with
- Make zucchini noodles using the serializer; set zucchini aside;
- Chop tomatoes and mince garlic and onion, set aside
- Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large non stick pan
- Place zucchini and tomatoes, onions and garlic in oil and saute separately in pan until vegetables have softened; season with salt, pepper and herbs di province
- After 7-8 minutes combine the zucchini with the tomatoes, onions and garlic; adjust seasoning and then sprinkle vegetable mixture liberally with pieces of fresh basil leaves and freshly grated pecorino romano cheese.
- Transfer mixture to a beautiful serving platter and serve....deliciouso!
- Great as a side vegetable or main course.
- Kathleen Barbato....3 Italian Sisters