Faux Spaghetti

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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. 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!

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

  3. looks so delicious

  4. 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!

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

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

  7. zucchini pasta…what a great idea.

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

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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…

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

  13. absolutely heavenly Marie.

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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. 🙂

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

  18. 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. 🙂

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

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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!

  23. This looks very delcious and so healthy!

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

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

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

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

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

  29. 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?

  30. Looks selfish

  31. Where do you get the julieanne utencil?

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

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


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