Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer Supper

I've been trying to focus my summer cooking around dishes that require little or no cooking time. I've been making a lot of new varieties of salads, quinoa, and other veggie-centric meals. There's one in particular that I keep coming back to at least one or two times per week.

Despite appearances, it's not pasta....'s actually a zucchini dish. Adapted from a recipe from this cookbook, it would be a perfect meal for someone who's trying to avoid carbs in their diet. Personally, I just like it because it tastes delicious and is easy to put together:

Start by prepping your veggies: chop up one clove of garlic, slice a couple of handfuls of grape tomatoes in half, and use a vegetable peeler to slice 2-3 zucchini lengthwise into long, thin strips. You can use either green or yellow zucchini. I used all yellow for this batch, which is why it looks like homemade fettuccine.

Once you've prepped everything, heat the garlic in a frying pan with olive oil and a few pinches of red pepper flakes for about a minute, then add the zucchini and season with salt and pepper.

After the zucchini cooks for a few minutes and begins to look tender, add the tomatoes. Cook them until they start to release their juices to create a light sauce.

Remove from the heat and stir in some ricotta cheese, anywhere from a couple of tablespoons to a half cup, depending on how much you're making.

I hope you try this. It's a good one!


  1. Looks scrumptious! I have a hard time finding easy, healthy meals that won't heat up the oven (and my house) in the summer. This recipe is perfect!

  2. It does look very good, I may try it in summer. Right now, I'm indulging in hearty winter food on my side of the world.

  3. Wow! I love finding healthy alternatives for carbs! I would add extra cheese to make up for the missing pasta :) I will have to try this out.



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