Faux Spaghetti

If you’re going easy on the carbs right now but have a craving for spaghetti, I have the perfect solution for you!
 Al’ dente strands of julienned zucchini tossed with roasted veggies of your choice flavored with shaved garlic, olive oil, basil, red pepper flakes and generous amounts of grated romano cheese.

You’ll love the flavor and texture and even if you’re not watching your carbs it can be the perfect meatless meal along with a salad.

I love my handy julienne slicer it works so fast, before you know it you’ll have a pile of zucchini “pasta” right before your eyes, just work the sides and when you reach the seeds, give it a turn.
 The core of the zucchini will be left which I then dice and roast up for future use.
I roasted two different color cauliflower for mine and added some cherry tomatoes, next time I’ll roast those too, I forgot, but it didn’t matter, it was so yummy anyway!
Here’s what you do:

First, roast off the veggies of your choice in a 425 degree oven tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper, then set aside.
Have your zucchini “pasta” all ready to go then heat up a large saute pan drizzled with olive oil, add shaved garlic and red pepper flakes, saute until garlic is light golden. Next, add zucchini and cook for only about 2 minutes tossing with some tongs just until wilted and still al’ dente. Remove pan from heat, add the roasted veggies, fresh basil, lots of grated romano cheese and of course another drizzle of olive oil!

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  1. Marie, what a great light dish to start the year out right after the heavy dishes of the holidays! Sounds yummy!

  2. I’ve done something similar with zucchini; also treating spaghetti squash as pasta too…but the combination I liked best was combining all 3!

  3. Where do you get the julieanne utencil?

  4. Looks selfish

  5. Wish I had this for dinner tonight. It’s perfect for counterbalancing the big bag of caramel-chocolate popcorn I just made myself sick with!! I need to get one of those julienne utensils too. Where to buy?

  6. All I can say is yummy and healthy too! Your photo is beautiful…

  7. This looks delicious, it is healthy, I have to try it. xo

  8. You are too clever. Cannot wait to make this.

  9. It looks great and just in time for our Aussie summer, but where to buy the utensil. Thanks.
    Miranda

  10. I have an OXO Julienne peeler and it cost around $9.00

  11. This looks very delcious and so healthy!

  12. You’re making my mouth water!
    I bought the Titan set of peelers from BB&B & one of them does the julienne cut nicely. Will be trying this soon!
    Thank you!
    Rett

  13. Very clever indeed! Healthy and delicious looking. I’m going to find that peeler! Soon!

  14. That looks so fresh. (I want one of those slicers too.)

    A belated Happy New Year to you – I’ve had a lot on my plate recently and haven’t been keeping up with my favourites.

  15. I really like the look of this. It makes my mouth water.

  16. Happy New Year!! Stopping by to see what’s cooking. This veggie dish looks yummy. Been hearing a lot about pure coconut oil lately. Sounds like it helps with your memory. Have you ever cooked with it? Just wondering what your take on it is. :)

  17. Nice and interesting dish. Good addition of the cauliflower for an extra of Vitamin C, so important in the winter

  18. I sometimes fake pasta with spaghetti squash. I should try the zucchini method – and your idea of tossing in some cauliflower. This looks almost TOO good for you. :-)

  19. What a colorful dish and really delicious sounding. Eating a little lighter after the holidays is always welcomed.

  20. All those green veggies are just calling to me. This looks terrific in every way. I’m going to be looking for one of those veggie peelers so I can make this.

  21. absolutely heavenly Marie.

  22. I didn’t even know I was craving veggie pasta until I saw this! What a great idea…thanks for the inspiration, Marie!

  23. Hi Marie – -ooh it looks so Spring-y. Love the colors. And your julienne slicer!
    Ha! Bet you’re not thinking of Spring too much right now with that snow storm. Hope you’re all warm and cozy, and baking something delicious…
    LL

  24. I would love to try this, where does one get a ‘Julienne Slicer’ like yours?

  25. We had quite a hectic summer holiday, too much meat and other indulgences. We are also on the tightening the belt mission, so will definitely try this recipe.Thank you!

  26. I love “skinny” veggies, Marie. This looks divine!

  27. zucchini pasta…what a great idea.

  28. I loved this recipe!!! So delicious you forget its healthy! Thanks for your lovely photos as well…so beautiful!

  29. This looks insanely delicious and a wonderful idea for all that zucchini we have in Florida this time of the year!

  30. My mum always buys way too much zucchini for us to know what to do with it, so when I saw this I counldnt wait to try it! I made this recipe today and It was SO GOOD! I loved the flavors: Garlic, basil, cheesey! Its a keeper! Thanks!

  31. looks so delicious

  32. Made this for supper tonight (01/07/2014). It is very, very, delicious! Will definitely make this again.

  33. Kathryn Larson says:

    I recently bought a vegetable spiralizer and it makes wonderful long….2′…strands of zucchini, or whatever other firm vegetable you use. It’s so quick and easy…. Find it on amazon. There are machine types, but the hand held works great, and you can get it for less than $20, and it fits in a drawer!

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