Zucchini "Pasta" - Fun Food for Fun People

You can use the finished zucchini in place of rice or pasta in any dish without compromising flavor.

You can use the finished zucchini in place of rice or pasta in any dish without compromising flavor.

The entire process of washing, grating, and cooking the zucchini takes less time than it does to boil water for pasta!

The entire process of washing, grating, and cooking the zucchini takes less time than it does to boil water for pasta!

Zucchini “pasta” is a wonderful way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet, while also enjoying the warm, savory flavors that most of us associate with comfort food. Zucchini is rich in vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B-6 and vitamin K.[1] Creating this dish from zucchini rather than wheat or white pasta (or rice) helps boost both the flavor and the nutrient-density, while allowing you to have lunch or dinner on the table faster than it would take you to boil the water for pasta.

 

Ingredients:

1/2 small Vidalia onion, chopped very fine

1 or 2 small to medium zucchini

1 tsp butter

1 Tbsp Olive oil

1 pinch salt

 

Wash and dry the zucchini. Cut off the stem end and bottom end before grating.

Using a standard box grater, grate the zucchini into a glass bowl. Watch your fingers and keep them clear of the sharp holes of the grater.

Heat the butter and olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.

Add the finely chopped onion to the skillet and sauté until translucent. Add zucchini and heat until warm and soft, stirring as needed to prevent sticking.

Salt to taste.

Serve as the base for pasta sauce, roasted vegetables, chicken or fish dishes, or anything else that you would normally serve on a bed of pasta or rice. Enjoy!

 

 

Zucchini "pasta" with chicken, red bell pepper and goat cheese - delicious!

Zucchini "pasta" with chicken, red bell pepper and goat cheese - delicious!

 

[1] http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/nutrients-found-zucchini-6989.html

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