Tomatoes and Zucchinis

photo (20)We were looking for a light dinner last night and as I was thinking at our garden’s bounty I remembered this one, perfect for the end of the summer! This is a quick one to put together, start the sauce first because the ‘pasta’ takes five minutes! In the summer months I don’t really even cook the sauce, I coarsely chop the tomatoes, onions and garlic and pour it over the pasta.

Zucchini Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

2 zucchinis, peeled and shaved into thin slices like fettucine

1 T Olive or Grapeseed Oil

1 onion, chopped

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

6 Roma tomatoes, pureed slightly

2 t. basil/oregano/Italian seasoning

Saute the onions and garlic until translucent. Add the tomatoes and and herbs and heat through for about ten minutes. When you place the tomatoes in to heat, pull out another skillet and heat at medium heat with grapeseed oil for 2-3 minutes. Drain all the water you can from the zucchinis and place them in to the skillet. Let sizzle for two minutes, then turn them over to get heat evenly distributed. Do not leave on the heat for more than 3-4  minutes total. Plate the zucchini, pour sauce over it and sprinkle with parmesan. Serves 2.

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