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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Tomato, Basil and Lemon Courgette / Zucchini Pasta : It's Low Carb : Vegan : Gluten-free.


If you’re already living the LCHF lifestyle, you will know that courgettes/zucchini are low in carbs, just 2g. carb per 100g, and they are probably high up on your must buy shopping (or growing) list. They may not pack the nutritional punch of other green vegetables ( broccoli, kale etc. ) but they do contain significant levels of potassium to control blood pressure and vitamin C to boost your immune system. There are so many great recipe ideas to enable you to include this great vegetable in your cooking plans, this one for instance!
It uses Courgette/Zucchini "noodles" sautéed with fresh cherry tomatoes, basil and lemon and it makes a wonderfully fresh and fragrant dish which is low carb, vegan and gluten-free. I wonder, may you give it a try soon?

Ingredients
Serves Two 
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp lemon zest
½ tsp crushed red chili flakes
½ lb (250g) cherry tomatoes, halved
4-6 small courgettes/zucchini, a mix of yellow & green ones is nice if you can get them
freshly squeezed juice of ½ lemon
fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper

Instructions
Use a julienne peeler or vegetable spiralizer to prepare the courgette/zucchini "noodles"
Heat olive oil in a frying pan, add garlic, lemon zest, and crushed red chili flakes and cook for one minute.
Add cherry tomatoes and zucchini, and cook for one minute.

Add lemon juice, fresh basil, salt and pepper and toss to combine.
Recipe idea from here

Enjoy, with a glass of water, or if preferred a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc.


A variety of recipe ideas/articles are found within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

30 comments:

Tom said...

...it looks wonderful.

Chris Lally said...

Looks and sounds fresh and delicious, Jan. Will give it a try very soon.
Thanks, Jan!

Christine said...

This looks wonderful!

Out on the prairie said...

a local grocery sells this pasta already prepared. now I know how to use it

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Colorful food dose! Have a nice evening

Sandra Cox said...

Oh my. This looks down right luscious and is making me hungry.
Hugs

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds great. Valerie

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I have to look for that on the shelves (z.pasta that is)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Looks tasty, Jan, and so pretty, too! Thanks for sharing! xx Karen

Elephant's Child said...

YUM.

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Rica ensalada para acompañar la carne o el pescado.

Buenas noches

mxtodis123 said...

Looks delicious.

Carol Blackburn said...

We love our zucchini noodles in this house. Had them last night, in fact! I hope you are having a great week.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

That looks delicious indeed! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Kirkland said...

I've made something like this before so I know I would like this.

William Kendall said...

It sounds good.

Iris Flavia said...

That does sound easy - and yummy!

Martha said...

Looks so tasty!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Looks and sound wonderful.

Angie said...

Jan - I have seen several recipes that call for vegetable "noodles". I think I need to get one of those spiralizers!!! The outcome looks delicious and fresh!

Regine Karpel said...

Love

Ygraine said...

Wow, this sounds absolutely scrumptious...and so easy to prepare.
I will try this soon!
Thank you so much.😊😊

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

This looks tasty, bright, and cheerful for the drippy gray day outside!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This does sound yummy. I don't think I would go through the process of cutting the zucchini but they do sell the noodles ready in the supermarket here. I have actually not worked with them before.

sandy said...

that looks so good

Amy Purdy said...

I tried making zoodles once but I overcooked them so they weren't very good. I will have to make a second attempt. This recipe sounds good.

Lorrie said...

This looks so fresh and delicious!

baili said...

perfectly my kind of dish :)

thank you sooo much for sharing ,each ingredient is my fav one

Snowbird said...

This looks delicious! That's lunch sorted tomorrow! Thanks for that.xxx

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so good! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!