Zoodles & Easy Lentil Marinara

Trying to avoid high carb meals, but you miss spaghetti? Us too!

zoodlesWe were brave one day and tried Zoodles. We liked them and now they are a staple.  They are great lightly cooked or raw. Try them yourself for a tasty treat sensation!

Zoodles & Easy Lentil Marinara

From Sonnet’s Kitchen

Ingredients:
1 cup dried French lentils
2 cups water
2 TBSP olive oil, divided
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (15-ounce) cans organic tomato sauce
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
6 medium zucchini, spiralized into pasta using a spiralizer or julienne peeler*
Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:
Add lentils and 2 cups of water to a medium pot.

Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer and cook until lentils are tender and liquid is evaporated, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic cloves and sauté for an additional minute, until fragrant. Add the tomato sauce, basil, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper to
taste.

Simmer on low for 20 minutes. When lentils are done cooking, add them to the sauce and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes.

In a separate pan, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the zucchini pasta for 5-10 minutes, until desired tenderness is achieved. Or use the zoodles raw! We love it this way.

Divide the pasta among four plates and top with lentil marinara. Serve hot.

Note: Fresh zucchini will often lose moisture as the zucchini pasta cooks so be sure to drain any liquid that has built up in the pan. The recipe holds well as leftovers, but the zucchini does tend to release extra moisture as it sits so be sure to drain pasta before
serving.

  • For more spiralized recipes and directions on how to use a spiralizer, visit inspiralized.com

 

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