CREAMY GARLIC ZOODLES

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. 

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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!

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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     
  1. Heat large pan on medium heat with oil. Cook garlic and onion until translucent.
  2. Add chopped tofu and asparagus, season with salt and pepper, stir frequently, cook until softened.
  3. Add cream to the mixture and lemon juice to taste, simmer the sauce a few minutes.
  4.  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!
  5. Serve immediately and garnish with extra black pepper.

Enjoy this lighter and healthier version of pasta!