For my Estonian readers! I am so happy to announce that this recipe also came out on an Estonian green lifestyle page bioneer.ee.
Everybody who knows me knows my love for garlic - and creamy pasta sauce. There is only one thing better than that - the two together. I must admit that pasta dishes have always been my weak spot, but unfortunately sometimes they are just too hard to digest.
When I discovered zucchini noodles for myself it was like an answer for my prayers. I could finally enjoy the near taste and texture of noodles without feeling bloated. Zoodles are a perfect guilt-free alternative for regular pasta. Although this recipe is definitely more popular during the zucchini season (Summer), it is very important to eat your greens all year round. That's why I wanted to share our family's favourite zoodle recipe with you guys.
There are so many vegetable spiralisers available these days. We just recently bought a bigger vegetable spiraliser for ourselves but before that a simple Julienne peeler did the trick. And to be fair, if you have a good knife and a lot of patience you can always cut your zucchini into thin slices by hand - trust me it is worth the effort!
CREAMY GARLIC ZOODLES (FOR TWO)
- 2 medium zucchinis (spiralise into thin noodles)
- 200ml plant based kitchen cream (for example Planti oat kitchen cream)
- 100g of tofu
- 150g of asparagus
- 1 white onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- salt, black pepper and fresh lemon for seasoning
- Heat large pan on medium heat with oil. Cook garlic and onion until translucent.
- Add chopped tofu and asparagus, season with salt and pepper, stir frequently, cook until softened.
- Add cream to the mixture and lemon juice to taste, simmer the sauce a few minutes.
- When the sauce is ready you can add the zoodles to the pan and cook until al dente. Alternatively, you can always cook the zoodles on a different pan and then mix them together. Either way be sure to not overcook them!
- Serve immediately and garnish with extra black pepper.
Enjoy this lighter and healthier version of pasta!