My husband hates zucchini. So, I rarely fix it, and often, I have some zucchini that I just need to do something with. Recently, I came across some grated zucchini dishes. They were so pretty and looked tastey. Add some protein and you have great lunch option.
2 Medium Zucchinis, washed but not peeled
4 small Roma Tomatos
1 to 3 cloves garlic
handful of sun dried tomatoes (about 5 or 6, NOT soaked! They should be DRY: they will thicken the sauce)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
Fresh Basil & thyme
Grate zucchini with the skins on, put aside. Rough chop roma tomatoes and garlic. Add everything but the sun dried tomatoes to blender: blend until smooth.
Chop up sun dried tomatoes. This is much easier of you use scissors to cut them to little bits. Add sun dried tomatoes to tomato mix, blend very briefly. Pulse in fresh basil, thyme and black pepper. If using dried, add to the initial blending. Serve sauce over the raw zucchini strips.
1. Add a handful of finely chopped spinach to sauce just before serving.
2. Instead of a tomato sauce, use the collard pesto recipe in a previous CFWH post and top with chicken and fresh cut tomatoes.