On warm days it’s nice to have a salad for dinner, especially when I am on “program” and working on dropping a few pounds. We have been having a nonstop heat wave here in Cali. This is one of my favorite dishes to make- I love pasta but pasta does not love me, so these zucchini noodles are a nice alternative. The recipe is so easy and can be varied to your taste, it is the sort of recipe that lends itself to eyeballing and adjusting your seasoning to your palate.
vitamix or high speed blender
2 or 3 zucchini
2 cups of sun-dried tomatoes, soaked for 2 hours- I soak mine overnight
2 or 3 small heirloom tomatoes- diced
1/4-1/2 cup of chopped red onion
3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
1-2 small garlic cloves chopped
1/4-1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
fresh herbs- basil (I like a lot of basil), oregano, thyme
1-2 tablespoons of agave if needed- I find it depends on the sweetness of my tomatoes
1-2 teaspoons of sea salt
red pepper flakes or a fresh pepper
1. spiralize zucchini and set aside
2. drain all the water and squeeze excess out of sun-dried tomatoes, mix all ingredients in vitamix until smooth, sauce should be thick-taste and adjust flavoring to your liking-
3. arrange noodles on plate and top with sauce and serve!