Monday, January 24, 2011

Zucchini "Spaghetti"

The hardest thing for me about eating a mostly grain free diet is missing my pasta and bread. However, I love vegetables so finding substitutes is not too hard. Tonight I wanted to have my pasta and had some zucchini in the fridge with which to make it.

I use a julienne peeler for this recipe. I've tried to use a wide cheese grater but did not have as much success. A julienne peeler is not expensive and it's a lot of fun to use. It looks just like a vegetable peeler but when you use it it cuts long strips of vegetables or fruit. It is great for coleslaw or imitating spaghetti like I wanted to do tonight.

Zucchini Spaghetti
3 zucchini julienned
2 tbsp of butter
2 garlic cloves
3 diced scallions
5 cooked and diced slices of bacon. (if you made a bunch with Bacon Tips it will come in handy)
2 diced Roma tomatoes (any kind of tomato is fine)

Melt the butter in a frying pan with a high brim.
Add garlic into melted butter cook on medium until you can start to smell the garlic.Add bacon and onions cook while stirring for 2 minutes.Add zucchini tossing it a few times to coat with butter .
Cover pan and let cook stirring occasionally for approximately 7 minutes.
Add tomatoes and toss again cook for another 3 minutes.

I served this with a delicious rib eye simply seasoned with salt and pepper, and a basic side salad. When the weather is unpleasant, like today, we like to cook our steaks in a cast iron pan on the stove. Pioneer Woman has the best instructions for cooking a steak in a pan so there is no reason to repeat them here.
Hello beautiful dinner.

Gratuitous cross sear marks.
What a colorful dinner!


  1. Looks amazing! I've been using quinoa, but I picked up a spaghetti squash and now it looks like I will have to try out zucchini.

  2. I love squash! We have made quite a few dishes with spaghetti squash. It is very tasty.

  3. I so want to try this sans meat. Fresh veggies! What a way to fight off the winter blues!

  4. Jenny,
    I have such a craving right now for fresh vegetables. I'm glad I live down south where the weather is a bit warmer and the veggies are in season sooner.

  5. Hey friend. I am copying this recipe right now and can't wait to try it.

  6. Zuchini is one of the favorite veggies in my garden, now I have another receipe to try. Thanks for tip.

  7. Zuccini is EVERY BODIES favorite garden food - grows with absolute abandon and winds up on your neighbors porch with out them knowing - funny how that happens - more Zuccini recipes there south gal! more
    yo Mamma

  8. Sure thing! I have some in my fridge right now.