Plastic Free Pasta Made From ANYTHING You Can Peel

 Using a standard peeler to make zoodles. You can also use a sharp knife to cut zucchini into super thin strips.

Using a standard peeler to make zoodles. You can also use a sharp knife to cut zucchini into super thin strips.

Noodles are delicious. Most of the time pasta is packaged in plastic, so us plastic-free folk have to abstain from the traditional pasta dishes--unless you find it in a bulk foods store. On top of my resolve, I remind myself it is full of carbs! Not fresh! Typically not vegan.  

Fortunately, pasta can be made with any kind of noodle! I like to peel a zucchini or a carrot into a noodle. Here is a zucchini noodle pasta recipe, that can be enjoyed RAW or slightly cooked.

Eating plastic-free is good for the Earth and your body! This recipe is made from ALL vegetables, so, your belly feels light after this pasta meal! Below you will find a recipe for Zucchini Noodles with pesto sauce. I advise doubling the pesto recipe, so you have some pesto dip leftover for picnics and parties!

ENJOY.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 5 Zucchinis
  • 3 Yellow Squash
  • 5 Garlic cloves
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1 head of Broccoli
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2-3 cups Mushrooms
  • 1 Red onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves

For the Pesto Recipe go here

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Chop the sweet potato and cut the broccoli into small florets. Toss in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and spread on a tray. Put in the oven at 190C/375F to roast for an hour, tossing occasionally, until soft and caramelised.
  2. Put 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan on low heat. Slice onion into rings and drop into the pan. 
  3. Chop 2 garlic cloves and slice mushrooms, drop into pan. Stir and let simmer.
  4. Chop the tomato and keep near the pan in a small bowl.
  5. Peel the zucchinis and yellow squash into long strips, these will be your noodles! 
  6. Toss the noodles in 1 tsp of olive oil, let them soften in the olive oil while the veggies roast.  This is your chance to give the noodles a little sauté, if you are not a fan of raw noodles.
  7. Keep pushing the onions and mushrooms until browned and the onions are caramelised.
  8. Make room in the pan for the tomato, let it simmer on the side. 
  9.  Take 3-4 tbsp of pesto and work through the zoodles. Add in the tomato and toss pasta.
  10. Plop noodles into bowls, scoop some sweet potato and broccoli into each bowl, and top with mushrooms and onions. 
  11. ENJOY your plastic free pasta!