Zucchini "Pasta" with Fresh Tomato Sauce

4
Servings
15m
Prep Time
15m
Cook Time
30m
Ready In


"Light, delicous and healthy, lovely side dish or serve as a main dish. from Canadian Living magazine"

Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (377 g)
  • Calories 191.3
  • Total Fat - 13.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 82.1 mg
  • Sodium - 301.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.5 g
  • Sugars - 8.6 g
  • Protein - 6.8 g
  • Calcium - 105.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 47.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add tomatoes, thyme, bay leaf, sugar, salt and pepper, cook, uncovered, for 7 to 10 minutes or until excess moisture has evaporated. Remove bay leaf and set aside.

Step 2

Meanwhile, slice unpeeled zucchini lengthwise into long wide strips about 1/8 inch thick. (Use a veggie slicer or I find a veggie peeler is best, in long single swipes.) In a large frypan, heat 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil over high heat. Add half of the zucchini strips and half of the garlic, sprinkle with a pinch of cayenne, cook, stirring almost constantly for about 3 minutes or until zucchini is tender and golden, being careful not to break it. Remove to paper towel lined baking sheet and keep warm in low oven. Repeat with remaining oil, zucchini, garlic and cayenne.

Step 3

Arrange zucchini mixture on warmed serving platter. Pour sauce over and sprinkle with parmesan. Serve immediately.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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MyCookiesCrumble

This is a great light dish with lots of flavor. Easy to make and quick on the draw. A definite make again for me. I love my veggies!

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(6 Apr 2013)

Engrossed

Fabulous fresh tasty beautiful recipe! I made this as directed, but I didn't bother to seed the tomatoes. I added some fresh chopped basil at the end because I had some on hand. Reminded me of my fresh linguine recipe! I enjoyed and loved just a big bowl of this for dinner but I served Hubby some chicken with it. Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.

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(8 Sep 2012)

LindasBusyKitchen

Nice fresh spaghetti without the carbs! I loved the zucchini with the sauce. Great flavors from the fresh tomatoes and spices. I will definitely be making this one again. Thank you for sharing it with us Derf! Linda

(14 Jun 2012)