Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Zucchini Pasta with Prawns

With Spring finally here and Summer just around the corner I thought I'd post a new favourite recipe of mine that is light and refreshing. And as an added bonus it pretty much feels like a detox just eating it. Feel free to omit the prawns, I just wanted a little extra protein on mine. We love this recipe so much that it's definitely going to be making a regular appearance on our table and I swear you wont even miss the traditional wheat based pasta one bit. I definitely wont be missing the carbohydrate induced slump that regular pasta gives me.

Zucchini Pasta with prawns
from Whole Living 

prawns (as many as you like)
2-3 medium sized zucchini

7 oz box of cherry tomatoes, sliced
2 tablespoons (or more) ripped fresh basil
2 garlic cloves, sliced finely
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Use a peeler to grate the zucchini into shoestrings. This peeler works really well. Sprinkle with salt and let the noodles drain on a paper towel for 10 minutes or so. Try to soak up as much excess liquid as possible. Combine sauce ingredients. Serve immediately.