I love pasta. But as
far as Andrés Ignacio (11) and Tomás Eugenio (9) I'm concerned, pasta has long
been the vehicle to introduce them to all sorts of flavors: from meat
sauces, including a variety of pesto
with herbs and all
kind of nuts.
Today's recipe is by
far the best of my inventions after I discovered the wonders of spaghetti squash
. The best thing about this dish is that the "noodles" are
made, nothing more and nothing less than: zucchini!
When my children asked
me why they had "green spaghetti" on their plates, I told them the truth: for
there is no such thread but zucchini spaghetti. They didn’t do any face and even better they both asked for more (in my house nobody can resist the flavor of garlic and basil.)
So, bingo for this new way for my kid to eat vegetables!
The secret to making
these "zucchini noodles" is to cut the zucchini into strands. To do this, I
used a julienne peeler
that I bought on Amazon. If you don’t have one, run and
get it. My life is before and after this peeler.
I prepared the
tomatoes as I do to make my pasta al filettodi pomodoro.
Toasted pine nuts take this dish to the next level. More
summery, healthy and uncomplicated impossible! You can serve it hot, warm or
cold and it will take you only five minutes of cooking including sautéing the garlic,
tomatoes and zucchini. I hope you like my recipe that I first published in
Zucchini Noodles with Filleted Tomatoes, Basil
and Pine Nuts | Ingredients for 4 servings
4 tablespoons of olive
4 garlic cloves,
8 tomatoes, peeled,
seeded and filleted
1 cup of fresh basil leaves
8 tablespoons of pine
nuts toasted in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes
In a skillet over
medium heat, sauté garlic in olive oil for 1-2 minutes.
Add tomatoes and sauté
for 1-2 minutes.
Add the zucchini and
sauté for 1 minute, being careful not to over cook because they will release
the water and lose volume .
Serve with pine nuts,
garnish with basil leaves and add some Parmesan cheese.
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Etiquetas: #MamasLatinas, pine nuts, zucchini