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Monday, October 13, 2014

Loads of Zoodles!

Looking to try the zucchini pasta (otherwise known as Zucchasta or Zoodles?  
They are great for a quick and healthy low-carb dinner, or for an interesting raw salad with beets, carrots, and more.  Here is a simple receipe to get you started with your new Spiralizer.  Enjoy with an added protein for a meal.

Zucchini Pasta with Puttanesca Sauce (serves 2)
You will need: 3 zucchini, washed and bottoms and tops cut off ; 1 Spiralizer (Purchase online such as Amazon or Kitchen Appliance Store)

(see below ingredients for sauce)

Sauce: (Making your own is always best, and extras can always be frozen)

15 Campari or Roma tomatoes (or if not fresh, use 1 16 oz can San Marsano whole tomatoes)
- 1.5 tbsp Extra virgin Olive oil
-2 Cloves garlic, sliced
-1/4 cup Kalamata olives
-2 tbsp Capers
-3 leaves Basil (if desired)
-Salt and Pepper to taste

Before making pasta, simmer garlic and olive oil for 2 minutes.  Add fresh tomatoes or canned tomatoes and basil and let simmer for 15 minutes uncovered.  Add olives and capers and cook on medium-low for another 5 minutes.  With sauce on a low simmer, make zucchasta.  Follow directions on Spiralizer (such as Vegetti) to make zucchini pasta. After complete, separate noodles and cut if too lengthy.  Serve raw or add in microwave for 2 minutes to slightly soften. 

Spoon sauce onto zucchini pasta and top with parmesan cheese shavings.

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