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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Zucchini Spaghetti with Peppers, Onions, and Marinara Sauce

zucchini noodles in marinara sauce, vegan

Do you love spaghetti but sometimes want something less fattening? 
This zucchini spaghetti will satisfy just about all your pasta cravings and help you use up an abundance of summer zucchini. 

How do I make a zucchini turn into spaghetti strands? 
I use a simple gadget called a "spiralizer". 
Do you have one? Well it's time to get it out!!

green rubber band on black device, zucchini
Spiralizer By Palermo- Voted the Best Vegetable Maker (link: take a look in Amazon) 
green zucchini  on round brown wicker basket 
I simply "spiralize" a medium -large zucchini (takes 1 minute), sauté a few onions, garlic, and peppers and add a jar of organic fat-free marinara sauce (that I purchase in Whole Foods). 

skillet with peppers and onions, vegan

I used mini peppers because it is what I happened to have on hand. Use any kind of pepper.

I was given 2 large yellow zucchini by a neighbor. I used one of them  for this recipe.

yellow zucchini spiralized in a glass bowl
Bowl of spirited yellow zucchini 

zucchini spaghetti in marinara sauce, vegan

This dish is really quite tasty. I'm not sure the photos due the recipe justice. 

zucchini spaghetti is a skillet with marinara sauce

It is a quick, easy, and healthy vegan and gluten-free lunch that satisfies me as much as real spaghetti without the guilt!

spiralized green zucchini on a paper plate

I also spiralized a green zucchini which will keep in the refrigerator covered in pyrex bowl for at least 5 days.

I use zucchini noodles in a variety of ways. Sometimes I add zucchini noodles to my soups such as my yellow squash and zucchini soup (link to recipe) which is a light, vegan, low calorie, and delicious soup. 

soup, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, zucchini

place setting, zucchini serials on a white plate
It can be eaten raw, but I like like it cooked

zucchini spaghetti in a marinara sauce, vegan

Today's Recipe for zucchini noodles in a chunky marinara sauce.

1 large yellow or green zucchini, spiralized
1/2 small red onion
4 cloves fresh garlic
3 mini yellow or red peppers, sliced into rings
1 jar of organic fat free marinara sauce ( I buy at Whole Foods)
Optional: Add some hot sauce or hot pepper if you like a kick!

Spiralize the zucchini and set aside. In a rimmed skillet, sauté the onion, garlic, and peppers in 1/4 cup of water or vegetable broth for 3 minutes. Add the marinara sauce and zucchini spaghetti and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

1. The "spiralizer" is a wonderful inexpensive tool for making noodles or spaghetti out of zucchini ( and other firm vegetables as well). It is manual and takes minutes to sprialize a large zucchini. I use this one Spiralizer By Palermo- Voted the Best Vegetable Maker (Amazon link). It's a great tool to have. It is also very light and takes up very little space. 

2. All my recipes since 2019 are  oil-free vegan and of course still gluten-free.

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  1. It looks delicious and healthy!....Abrazotes, Marcela

  2. Gotta say, I'm definitely a full-fat, all-the-carbs kind of eater, but this looks very appealing. I especially like the use of the "noodles" in the zucchini soup.

  3. Who doesn't enjoy zucchini/courgette noodles :)
    Looks a nice recipe.

    All the best Jan

  4. I thought I commented earlier, but it was hard to tell because the page kept spinning. Trying again. ;) I have tried zucchini spaghetti and loved it- but I have not tried making it. These recipes look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing. ~Jess

  5. I would like zucchini this way! Thank you!

  6. I enjoy making and eating zoodles. So fun!

  7. What a lovely alternative to pasta! Sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing on SSPS, hope to see you again next week.

  8. This Zucchini spaghetti sounds great.
    Visiting today from SSPS 271 #35

  9. I love zucchini! I also love peppers and onions, and I’m growing four different kinds of peppers. I am definitely going to be making this. What a wonderful combination. Perfect for meatless Monday.

  10. We went through a phase of having zucchini spaghetti but haven't done it for a while now!

  11. Oh I remember those times zucchini noodles were so trendy that I almost bought a spiralizer, too :) Haven't had any zucchini noodles for a long time though so need to make some. This version looks delicious!

  12. As always, such gorgeous pictures! Your blue and pink tablecloth is one of my favorites.💙💐


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