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Zucchini “Pasta” with Green Harissa Sauce

Zucchini “Pasta” with Green Harissa Sauce

  • Ready In 35 minutes
  • Serves 4-6

This week we are featuring a recipe from my friend and colleague, Dr. Susan Blum. This delicious zucchini pasta with green harissa sauce packs a lot of flavor, is vegan and Paleo friendly. Click here for PDF version. 

  • For the Green Harissa Sauce:

  • 1 packed cup flat leaf parsley leaves

  • 1⁄2 cup cilantro leaves

  • 1⁄4 cup mint leaves

  • 2 medium cloves garlic

  • Juice from half a lemon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • For the Zucchini “Pasta”:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced

  • 1 cup fresh or defrosted

  • frozen baby peas

  • 3 cups shaved or “spiralized”

  • zucchini (If you don’t own a spiralizer, you can use a vegetable peeler and peel long,thin strips of zucchini)

  • 2 cups baby spinach, stems trimmed

  • Sea salt and black pepper, freshly ground

Step 1

To make the sauce:

Place all ingredients except the olive oil into a blender and blend until smooth.

Step 2

While the blender is running, slowly add the oil until incorporated.

Step 3

Stir in the salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

Step 4

To make the pasta:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering, about 3 minutes.

Step 5

Add the scallions and peas and sauté for about 3 minutes. (If peas are frozen, add and additional minute.)

Step 6

Stir in the zucchini and spinach and cook for another 5 minutes.

Step 7

Add the salt and pepper, to taste.

Step 8

Add the Green Harissa Sauce and stir well to mix the sauce throughout the vegetables.

Nutritional analysis per serving

calories 220 • fat 20g • sodium 190mg • carbohydrate 9g • protein 5g • fiber 3g • sugar 2g

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