Spiralized zucchini pasta aka courgetti
I have been creating so many healthy dessert recipes recently that I have been unconsciously neglecting any form of main meal; breakfast, lunch or dinner. So I thought that I would rectify this. Particularly as so many of my friends in the last couple of weeks have been asking me to come up with a quick and healthy recipe that they can whip up every week or whenever they haven’t really had time to prepare anything. This meal replicates a common favourite (spaghetti) with a modern and healthy twist. It is packed with nutrients and perfect for any occasion. Courgetti with tomato, olive and basil sauce.
- 1 small chilli
- 1 pinch pink Himalayan salt
- 10 randomly sized tomatoes
- 1/4 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 pinch pepper
- 1 red pepper
- 1 zucchini
- 5 olives
- Remove the core and stem from your red pepper and cut into randomly sized cubes.
- Now chop up your fresh tomatoes in the same fashion.
- Remove the stone from your olives (they can be green or black) and chop randomly.
- Chop up your chosen chilli (pick an appropriate chilli according to how hot you like your food, for this dish I would recommend something towards the milder end) as finely as you can.
- In a small pan or saucepan melt 1 tsp of coconut oil on a medium to low heat. Add your chilli, then add all your chopped up veg. Now add; salt, pepper, turmeric, basil and soy sauce, then cover with a lid and leave to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Whilst the sauce is cooking we can spiralize our zucchini. Get a large plastic or ceramic bowl and spiralize your zucchini into it. Now take a sharp knife and cut though the centre of the zucchini just twice in a cross shape. I have found that this creates pasta of an appropriate length. If you don’t cut the zucchini your pasta will be ridiculously long, if you cut too much you might as well just grate it.
- Split your zucchini into two bowls, now take your sauce off the heat and pour straight over your pasta and serve.