If you are thinking about upping your veggie consumption but still love your comfort food, this dish is for you! Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Lemon Cashew-Tahini Tomato Sauce is the perfect way to have your pasta, and eat it too. Zucchini noodles, or zoodles, are look like pasta and, when topped with a delicious sauce, taste like pasta. So, what’s not to love? Still not convinced. Give this easy to make dish a try, and we guarantee you’ll choose this low calorie, healthy version of pasta every time.
Worried about getting bored of zoodles? Never fear. Zucchini isn’t the only type of alternative for the pasta lover. You can also try:
- Zoodles (zucchini noodles)
- Coodles (carrot noodles)
- Swoodles (sweet potato noodles)
- Squoodles (squash noodles)
- Boodles (broccoli stem noodles)
- Poodles (parsnip noodles)
- Toodles (turnip noodles)
Get creative in the kitchen, and enjoy!
Yield: 4 Servings
Total Time: 10 Minutes
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: N/A
- 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked at least 2 hours
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 cup pureed tomato
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/3 cup filtered water
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 medium zucchinis
Drain and rinse the soaked cashew nuts and then transfer to a blender along with the remaining ingredients except the zucchinis.
Blend until very smooth and creamy.
Rinse the zucchinis and spirals into thin long ribbons.
Add to a large bowl and pour the cashew sauce over; toss to coat well and sprinkle with chopped herbs and chili flakes. Serve right away.
Nutritional Information per Serving:
Calories: 144; Total Fat: 8 g; Carbs: 13 g; Dietary Fiber: 3 g; Sugars: 5 g; Protein: 7 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 215 mg