Easy Zucchini Spaghetti
By easy, I mean EASY. All you need for this to be a success is a Spiralizer…. my favorite new tool, which I got for cheap off Amazon. I LOVE it!!
You will need:
2 large organic zucchinis
1–25 oz jar organic tomato basil pasta sauce
1–14.5 oz can organic diced tomatoes with basil and garlic
1 jar red peppers in olive oil with garlic (optional)
nutritional yeast (to taste)
1 bulb of garlic scape – shown below (or 2 minced garlic cloves)
sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
Slice the ends of your zucchini and set aside (or toss in your compost pile!) and spiralize the rest! So pretty. Set aside.
Warm up both jars/cans tomato sauce and chopped red pepper in a medium pot on your stove at medium heat (or just mix well in a food processor if you want this raw). If you wanted to add onions (which I forgot to do), I’m sure it would be a tasty addition! If so, I would brown them with a tiny bit of olive oil before adding your sauce. You would add your minced garlic cloves at this point too. Add a bit of black pepper and sea salt, but don’t go crazy… you can always add more at the end if you need it. I also added a little water to thin mine out a bit, but this is optional, and depends on how much sauce you need.
You could just eat your zucchini raw, which is delicious, but I heated my up a little with the sauce. I just added them directly to the pot and warmed them on medium-low for about 7 minutes. Next, you can plate it, sprinkle on your nutritional yeast (which is a healthy vegan sub for cheese!) add garlic sprole blooms, and enjoy! What’s a garlic sprole? See below.
Have you heard of a garlic sprole? They are the blooms that form at the surface end of a garlic bulb! You can cook with the flowers, and they’re milder and tastier (in my opinion) than garlic cloves! Who knew! We picked these up at the farmer’s market, and I threw a few on top of my spaghetti. So unique and really yummy. They make your dish extra pretty, too!
You can store this spaghetti in your fridge, and I imagine it would keep for about a week. But mine would never last that long – it’s SO GOOD!!
I get 10 brownie points for spelling zucchini and spaghetti right. (Hard words!!)