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Spicy Lemon Pepper Zucchini Pasta with Broccoli

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The key to this dish is balancing the salt, lemon juice, and oil.  You want enough oil to distribute the flavors over the zucchini, but not so much oil to where it is pooling on the bottom of your bowl. You want just enough to coat the zucchini and no more.   The salt and the lemon juice should even each other out;  you should taste both without either being overwhelming.  Start with 1 tsp of the lemon juice and then add the salt to taste.


Ingredients: 1 serving

  • 1 medium to large zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 tsp cold pressed olive oil, to start
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Broccoli Florets
  • 1/4 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes (oil packed)
  • 1/2 tsp Hot Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice, or more to taste
  • 1-2 Pinches Sea Salt, or to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • Lemon Zest, for garnish, optional

 

Preparation:

  1. Spiralize your zucchini, creating “noodles”.  If you don’t have a spiralizer you can use a potato peeler.  It won’t offer the same texture but it won’t effect the flavor either.  Sprinkle salt on your “noodles” and let them soften while you gather all the other ingredients today.  The salt will help to release water from the zucchini, which will soften it.  This isn’t necessary if you are short on time or want more of a crunch.
  2. Chop the broccoli florets in to small pieces.
  3. Slice the sun-dried tomatoes. If you don’t use oil packed sun-dried tomatoes you might want to soak them in some water to soften them up a bit.
  4. Combine the sun-dried tomatoes (drained of liquids), broccoli, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, salt, and oil. Toss to coat.
  5. Plate and grind fresh black pepper over the top, adding lemon zest if desired.  Serve immediately.

 

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11 thoughts on “Spicy Lemon Pepper Zucchini Pasta with Broccoli

  1. RawTrinity says:

    This looks delicious! excited to try!

  2. Oscar says:

    Oh my I had no idea you could make noodles this way. I bought my own spiralizer just so I could make this ;D

    • amie-sue says:

      Pretty neat isn’t it?! I love making these noodles and it’s fun to watch other react to them. I have had zucchini haters tell me that they love the noodles and then ask what they are made from. They can hardly believe their ears when I say, zucchini. hehe Have fun with this Oscar. amie sue

  3. Kathy says:

    Definitely trying this one – looks amazing!

  4. BJ Kochendorfer says:

    Amie Sue
    This looks absolutely fabulous! I can’t wait to try it. My sprializer is on the way :) My mouth is watering. :) I have been 100% Raw Vegan for just 45 days and loving it. You and your site are so inspiring, I’m excited about learning more and more.
    BJ

    • amie-sue says:

      Thank you BJ…. great job on your journey so far. I am so thrilled to hear that you are enjoying the process. You will just love the spiralizer. That thing is so much darn fun. hehe Have a blessed evening, amie sue

  5. vicki Porteous says:

    I am going to try this.. I dont have a sprilizer but I read on line that a Julinne peeler will work , it looks like a potato peeler only with teeth.. It works on celery I am hoping it will work on zucchinis too. thank you for the recipes I am new to this even though we have a large garden a nd I can my own food in the winter we still have eatten a lot of processed foods…. thanks again

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Vicki,

      The julinne peeler will work fine and dandy. What a blessing to grow your own food! Adding raw or whole foods into your diet is a great step in crowding out the processed foods. One dish at a time. :) Let me know how this dish comes out for you. Have a blessed evening, amie sue

      • Vicki Porteous says:

        I tried this it is very good. even my hubby likes it. thank you. Yes it is a blessing to have our garden and the Lord always blesses us with a bounteous harvest which we always share

        • amie-sue says:

          Oh thank you Vicki and thank your husband for me… I love hearing back as to how people enjoyed the recipes (or not). hehe Have a terrific day, amie sue

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