Zucchini are doing a great job here! You can still take your favorite pasta sauce and enjoy it with these guilt free ‘spaghetti’.

Zucchini spaghetti with home made marinara sauce
Prep Time
30 min

Cook Time
10 min

Total Time
40 min

Prep Time
30 min

Cook Time
10 min

Total Time
40 min

Ingredients
  1. Zucchini spaghetti. Recipe found here
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 2 chopped cloves garlic
  4. 4 tomatoes
  5. 1 chopped onion
  6. 1 tablespoon oregano
  7. 1 teaspoon beetroot powder or 1 small beetroot
  8. salt & pepper
  9. fresh basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Place some olive oil in pan and add a diced onion.
  2. Switch on the heat. This will prevent olive oil from burning.
  3. After 2 minutes add 2 diced cloves of garlic. Do not allow onions or garlic to brown.
  4. Add 4 peeled blended tomatoes to the pan. Add salt, pepper, oregano and spices you prefer.
  5. You can add some of the zucchini hearts to the pan.
  6. Add 1 teaspoon beetroot powder or 1 small pureed beetroot. This will add natural color to the sauce.
  7. Add 5 basil leaves.
  8. Continue to stir fry until the sauce has thickened.
  9. You can serve with any choice of pasta. I used zucchini spaghetti.
Notes
  1. A neat trick to quickly peel the tomatoes is to place them in hot water. After a couple of minutes the skin will peal off easily.
  2. If you do not have beetroot powder, blend the boiled / steamed beetroot together with the tomatoes.
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