Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Zucchini pasta with Tomato and Basil sauce.

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This carb-free pasta is super easy to make, incredibly delicious, and won't leave you feeling guilty and bloated. It is a perfectly refreshing and flavoursome dish to enjoy in the summer heat. This recipe uses a veggie spiralizer which can be purchased from most kitchen and homeware stores.

I have been living off this for almost a week now and I am still not sick of it. For that reason I thought I would share this guilt-free pasta recipe with you.

Ingredients:
- 4 med-lrg zucchinis
- 8 med-lrg tomatoes (if using tinned tomatoes skip steps 1 & 2)
- 2 cloves garlic (sliced, diced, or crushed as desired)
- 1 Tsp olive oil
- Basil leaves
- Salt & pepper

Method:
Pasta
1. Using your spiralizer, turn zucchini into long spaghetti-like strands. (if you don't own a spiralizer you can use a peeler to get a similar effect.)
2. Drop zucchini noodles into a pot of boiling water, cook for one minute and drain. (I personally don't do this, I prefer my noodles raw, cool, and crunchy.)

Sauce
1. Cut a small cross in the base of each tomato, place in a heat-proof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 5 mins to lift skin.
2. Remove tomatoes from water and allow to cool. Use fingers to peel away skin and crush the tomatoes to a desired consistency.
3. Add olive oil and garlic to a warm pan and cook without browning. Add tomatoes. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer.
4. Tear basil leaves into the sauce, add salt & pepper to taste.
5. Serve and enjoy.

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66 comments:

  1. Yum... I'm going to have to try that one. Always looking for different ideas!
    x Kirst

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  2. I'll have to try this. I don't know why, but somehow I never thought to just use a grater!

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  5. Wow no carb? looks so delicious, filling and healthy!

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  6. YUM! I've also been using my newly purchased spiraliser with carrots to make zucchini and carrot pasta. DELISH

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  7. oww i like cooking also
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  24. It looks great! Pasta is always good

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  34. Hello dear!

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  35. Yum, looks delicious! Thanks for lovely comment, hope to see you again soon xx

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  36. I read "carb-free pasta" and was like, whaaaaaat? Does she know what she's talking about???? And then I read further and boy do I have to try this it sounds good. (Actually more than that it looks good.)

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  40. thanks for stopping by my blog darling. this looks really yummy and it is definitely a healthy alternative to regular pasta, although the reason i love pasta so much is because it is CARB BASED!! :D

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  41. This looks so freaking good. I'm getting hungry just staring at these photos and wishing I could actually cook real food.

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  46. Oh that looks so yummy!
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  47. This looks absolutely delicious! I would love to try making this.

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  48. YUM! Sounds so delic! I love to do this with carrots and squash as well with some lemon juice! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  51. I gotta try this. I love corgettes!

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  52. Yum yum yum! This is such a great idea, I love zucchini and it would definitely be a great dish for the warm weather! I can't wait to try it out :D

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  53. fab photos! You hair is amazin

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  54. Ya...this look amazing. Been meaning to try zucchini "pasta", but you've sealed the deal ;) You've got a new follower :)
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  55. This looks delicious! I definitely gotta try to make this now.

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  56. Rawfood noodles! Awesome , looks delicious - think imma try this ! :D
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