Coodles anyone? A No-Carb Recipe

Homegrown courgettes/zucchini are delicious & full of nutrients! My friends visited us over the weekend & arrived laden with homegrown vegetables; lettuce, spring onions, chives, a humongous courgette & it’s baby brother courgette:) They surely know how to get to my heart! Don’t you agree that homegrown vegetables are the best gift ever?!

Since I’m trying to watch what I’m eating & to reduce my carb intake after an indulgent Summer & a few too many pounds piled on, I thought Rosie@TheLondoner’s recipe the Slutty No-Carb Pasta would be perfect for the baby courgette!

Not only is this recipe easy to prepare, it’s another guilt-free meal which you can whip up in less than 30 mins. If you are anything like me & arrive home after work starving & can eat the kitchen tiles…cooking dinner for an hour is not on the top of my list, especially during a week-day! This recipe takes more or less 30 mins to prepare & cook…and 5 mins to devour!

Coodles (courgette noodles) in a spicy tomato sauce is an appetizing meal, very low in calories & full of nutrients. Coodles are perfect for vegetarians & satisfy carb-lovers, like me, without feeling deprived or cheated.

Please do let me know if you find the step-by-step photos useful…I am planning on sharing with you a weekly recipe which I try during the week…Your feedback will be much appreciated in order to know what you prefer or not:) Thanks guys!…Now back to the recipe….which you can find below in a printable version!

 Homegrown courgettes

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Photo 1
Brown & soften the onion & garlic; add the anchovies

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Photo 2
Add the olives & capers

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 Photo 3
Combine well & add the ground chillies

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Photo 4
Mix all the ingredients well & continue cooking for 1-2 mins

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Photo 5
Pour into the pan the tomato sauce, tomato paste & brown sugar, season well with salt & pepper, stir well &
let it simmer on low heat for  about 7 – 10 mins…& now to the courgette…

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Photo 6
I used a Kenwood Robot to cut the courgette in short ribbons
Rosie@TheLondoner recommends a spiralizer or a vegetable peeler. Below you can find the links from where you can buy a spiralizer if you do not have one already!

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Short ribbons of coodles

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Use this attachment if you are using a Robot

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Raw Coodles Ribbons

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Photo Collage
From Left to Right: Slowly add the coodles (raw) in the pan with the sauce & combine well!

Photo Collage

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Ready to serve!

I’m writing & licking my lips…it’s mouth watering (literally)….it’s so scrumptious & healthy!

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Photo 11
And now….Enjoy!

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Photo Collage – photos taken by Matt
My plate…empty within a couple of mins!

Food Collage

 And now get cooking…Recipe below, which you can print & save!
Do you have a spiralizer or a peeler ? NO! Worry not…here’s from where you can buy one…
Click on the link to buy:

 

Vegetable Spiralizer

Gefu 13460 Spiral Cutter Spirelli

Enjoy Cooking my friends & please do leave your feedback below!

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No Carb Pasta - The Coodle
Serves 2
Guilt free - no carb pasta with a delicous easy & quick sauce!
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. - 2 medium or 1 large zucchini/courgettes
  2. - 1 medium onion
  3. - 3 garlic cloves
  4. - 3 pieces of anchovies
  5. - 2 TBs black olives - I used spicy ones
  6. - 1 Ts ground chili
  7. - 1 Pkt/400 Grms tomato sauce
  8. - 1 Ts tomato paste
  9. - 1.5 Ts brown sugar
  10. - Olive oil
  11. - Salt & Pepper to season
  12. - Parmesan (optional)
Instructions
  1. Prepare all the ingredients; chop the onion roughly, crush the garlic & chop the olives
  2. Set the prepared ingredients aside
  3. Get a pan and cover in olive oil - heat on high heat
  4. Once it's sizzling, add the onion, garlic & the anchiovies (Photo 1)
  5. The anchiovies will disintegrate whilst the onion & garlic start to brown & soften
  6. At this point add the olives, capers & the ground chili (Photos 2 & 3)
  7. Combine all the ingredients together & stir well (Photo 4)
  8. Next, add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, brown sugar & season with salt & pepper (Photo 5)
  9. Reduce the heat & let the mixture simmer nicely for about 7 -10 mins.
  10. Now it's time to cut the zucchini/courgette in ribbons by using a spiralizer, robot (Photo 6) or a peeler (Photos 7&8&9)
  11. Once the sauce is nice & thick; add slowly the coodles (raw) to the mixture (courgette noodles) (Photo 10)
  12. Combine the sauce & coodles (Photo Collage)
  13. Plate, garnish with parsley & serve (Photo 11)
  14. Add grated parmesan (optional)
  15. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Suitable for vegetarians & celiacs
  2. Careful when seasoning with salt - the anchovies are salty so you might have to hold back on the salt - taste before seasoning!
  3. Add tuna chunks if you want more protein.
Adapted from Rosie@TheLondoner
Adapted from Rosie@TheLondoner
The European Malteser http://www.theeuropeanmalteser.com/

Comments

  1. Sef says

    Hey. So we had an office party today. It was the pot luck kind as a goodbye to one one of our colleagues who incidentally is coeliac. So perfect timing… I receive this post and oh yes I tried it for the masses 😉
    Since I am a vegetarian I opted to use sun dried tomatoes instead of anchovies. The rest, I followed to the letter. Only, I doubled the measurements and served a small portion to each and everyone. Also I cut the courgettes in spaghetti form with a sharp ceramic knife since I don’t own any of the fancy equipment.
    It all worked brilliantly and all my colleagues loved loved loved it.
    Thanks Ang.

  2. says

    Amazing post! And I love your blog:)
    I amnow following you on Bloglovin, follow me back?:)

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  3. Donna says

    Ang, this looks divine and so so easy…even for someone like me that hates cooking. Will give this a try. And those photos really help….

    • Angele says

      And you can finally use your KitchenAid to chop the courgettes!
      Thanks again for the veggies..Hope hubby will enjoy this recipe:)
      Angele x

    • Angele says

      Hello Christine,
      I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do! It’s so quick to prepare & quicker to eat:)
      let me know how it goes…I would appreciate your feedback:)
      Thanks
      Angele x

  4. says

    I love all things salty so anchovies, capers and olives are right up my ally! I use zucchini all the time, but have never prepared anything like this dish, I must try it!

    Thank you btw for your lovely comment the other day, I’m so glad to have found your blog!

    • Angele says

      Thanks Angie!
      It’s truely an easy & scrumptious meal:)
      please do give me feedback after you try it!
      I’m following you on BlogLovin:)
      Angele

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