I'm so excited about this zucchini dish, crazy hey, but I had so much fun in the kitchen today, as I got a new toy in the mail. A tripod! I'm currently staying in Belgium in a fantastic house, with my dream kitchen. There are plenty of skylights in the ceiling, which creates fantastic lighting for photos, I thought why stop at photos, with a tripod I can make videos. So here is my first one, I love the effect of time-lapse videos, to see a whole meal or cake created in minutes or in most cases less than a minute, I think its a brilliant way to decide if you want to make the meal, or not!
I was about to slice a zucchini into ribbons for a salad, when I decided to start slicing the zucchini with a knife first, then changed to use the vegetable peeler, and made noodles, kinda accidentally. So I thought, hey I'll see what ingredients I've got for a sauce.
And ta daaa.... Zucchini noodles with a pomodoro sauce topped with black olives.
The dish is delicious, healthy and only took 5 minutes to make. See the video to discover how I did it. Its dairy free, vegan and vegetarian, a great dish to have up your sleeve, for when friends drop by.
Here the recipe:
Extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves
sprinkling of pepper and salt
1 can of chopped tomatoes with basil
handful of chopped black olives
1. Heat a pan and drizzle with olive oil.
2. Chop the garlic and add to the pan, then dice the onion and add to the pan.
3. Use a knife to slice thin lines into the top of the zucchini (going from the top to the bottom lengthways), start 1 inch from the top and stop 1 inch from the end of the zucchini. This is so it won't fall apart as you slice off the noodles.
4. Start to shave off noodle lengths of zucchini with a vegetable peeler.
5. After a couple of minutes add the can of chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper to the pan and stir.
6. Continues slicing the zucchini until you've enough for two bowls or have finished.
7. Add zucchini noodles into bowls, then add the hot sauce on top.
8. Top with chopped olives, leave for a 2 minutes before eating, this will let the sauce soak into the zucchini and warm it.
Note: I had a can of 'chopped tomatoes with basil' in the cupboard, if you are using just 'chopped tomatoes' be sure to add a handful of fresh basil leaves or some dried herbs.
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