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vegan zucchini spaghetti in a greyish rimmed shallow bowl placed on a white marble table top. Spoons, herbs and lemon by the side of the bowl.
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Zucchini Spaghetti

Zucchini spaghetti is fresh, herby and delicious. These gluten free zoodles tossed in a creamy vegan sauce make for a fabulous light meal.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course, Mains
Cuisine: American, International
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 241kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 set measuring cups and spoons
  • 1 spiralizer (Read blog post to know how to make zoodles without spiralizer)
  • 1 pair of tongs or mixing spoons

Ingredients

For the zoodles

  • 450 grams zucchini (1 lb approximately)

For the sauce

  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled and chopped roughly
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onions
  • 2 teaspoon coarsely crushed black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 15 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed

Instructions

Prep work

  • Soak the cashews in hot water for 20 to 30 minutes. While the cashews are getting soaked, spiralize the zucchini. Chop the remaining veggies and keep aside.

Making the sauce

  • Heat a sauce pan with olive oil. Toss the garlic in and fry till they begin to brown.
  • Now, add the finely chopped white onions along with salt and pepper.
  • Mix well. Continue to cook till the onions are soft and translucent.
  • Tip in the herbs and saute till they are wilted.
  • Add the lemon zest next and stir once to combine.
  • Now, add the almond milk and mix everything well. Simmer on low heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the sautéed mixture to a blender. Drain the soaked  cashews and add them to the blender. Add the lemon juice to this.
  • Blend to a smooth and creamy sauce.

Tossing the zoodles in the sauce

  • Transfer the zoodles to a large mixing bowl. Add the sauce to this. Mix gently with a pair of tongs or a wooden mixing spoon.
  • Finish with a few grinds of whole black pepper and garnish with parsley before serving.

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Disclaimer

Nutrition values are provided here as a courtesy and are only a rough guide. Please consult a health care provider if you have any concerns.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 647IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 2mg
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