How to make zoodles marinara
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How to make zoodles marinara

Learn how to make pasta free zucchini marinara.

Zoodles marinara

2 SmartPoints® per serve
Prep time: 15 min  |  Cook time: 20 min + 15 min standing time
Serves: 4

Ingredients

1.1kg zucchini
2 tsp sea salt
1 tbs olive oil
1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
1 whole fresh red chilli, finely chopped
2 tbs white wine
2⁄3 cup tomato passata
600g seafood marinara mix
1 tbs fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped

Step 1

1. Trim ends of zucchini. Using a spiraliser, cut zucchini into noodles. Insert the metal piece (near the blade) into the centre of the zucchini to get long zoodles.
Lucy's Tip: Alternatively, use a mandolin to slice zucchini into 2-3mm-thick slices - or use a vegetable peeler to peel long ribbons. Stack 3-4 slices or ribbons at a time and, using a large knife, cut into 2mm-thick noodles.

How to make zoodles marinara

Step 2

Place zucchini and salt in a large bowl and toss to coat. Cover kitchen bench with paper towel and arrange zucchini in a single layer. Top with another layer of paper towel. Press down gently. Stand for 15 minutes. Gently squeeze zucchini in paper towel to remove excess moisture.
Lucy's Says: Zucchini produce quite a lot of liquid so use a good-quality paper towel that won't tear easily.

How to make zoodles marinara

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large frying pan on medium-high. Cook onion, garlic and chilli, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add wine and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until evaporated. Stir in passata and cook for 5 minutes or until thickened. Add marinara mix and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 minutes or until seafood is just cooked. Season.

How to make zoodles marinara

Step 4

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook half the zucchini, gently tossing with tongs, for 1-2 minutes or until just tender and hot. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with 1 teaspoon oil and remaining zucchini. Toss through marinara sauce. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.
Lucy's Trick: Save time by preparing zoodles in advance. Store them in the fridge before using. Pat dry with paper towel before cooking.

How to make zoodles marinara

How to make zoodles marinara