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RECIPE |  GARLIC TOMATO ZOODLES

RECIPE | GARLIC TOMATO ZOODLES

Prior to my journey of eating clean, I used to think zoodles (a.k.a zucchini noodles) were "too vegan" for me but I was reminded of that saying "Don't knock it until you've tried it". This dish is addictive. The zoodles are a game changer especially with my classic garlic tomato sauce - the two compliment each other so well! When I have this dish, it still surprises me that I'm consuming all vegetables and no carbohydrates.

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GARLIC TOMATO ZOODLES

SERVES 2 | PREP TIME 25 MINS | COOK TIME 20 MINS
ADAPTED FROM MAMA EARTH ORGANICS

INGREDIENTS

Zoodles:

  • 4-6 Zucchini sliced into zoodles
  • 1 tablespoon of Salt

Garlic Tomato Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic sliced thinly
  • 1 1/2 cups of canned Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/8 tsp of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of dried Oregano flakes
  • 1 Handful of Fresh Basil leaves chopped
  • 1 cup of grated Grand Padano cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Required tool: Spiralizer or a Mandoline Slicer to cut the zucchinis into noodles. Be very cautious if you use mandoline slicer!

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use a Spiralizer or Mandoline slicer to cut your zucchini noodles
  2. Place noodles in a colander and evenly sprinkle 1 tablespoon of salt over noodles. Allow the noodles to absorb salt to release the water for 5 minutes. Then squeeze out the excess water but don't squish your noodles
  3. Time to make your sauce! Set a large skillet to medium heat. Add olive oil.
  4. Add garlic and fry for 30 seconds. Don't let it turn brown.
  5. Throw in dried oregano and red pepper flakes.
  6. Lower the heat, slowly pour the crushed tomatoes in. Raise heat to medium and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes
  7. Add in half of your basil leaves and stir
  8. Then add in your half of your cheese and combine well in sauce
  9. Throw in your noodles and cook for 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Add in the remaining basil and toss. Garnish with remaining cheese.

Enjoy!

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