Skip Nav
Diet Tips
Why You Should Be Eating Hemp Hearts If You Want to Lose Weight
Healthy Living
The 29 Essential Kitchen Hacks to Help You Lose Weight
Healthy Living
The 1 Thing My First (and Last) Colonic Made Me Realise
Motivation
5 Easy Steps For Achieving Your Fitness Goals

Paleo Pasta Recipe: How To Make Zucchini Noodles With Garlic

Paleo Pasta Alternative: Zucchini Noodles

A grain-free life does not have to be free of comfort food! When you're craving a big bowl of garlicky pasta, cook up these zucchini noodles aglio et olio (garlic and oil) instead. The real comfort here, other than that fragrant garlic, comes from "breadcrumbs" created from toasted almond meal; I was truly surprised by how much I enjoyed their flavour and texture.

Keep reading for this protein-packed, Paleo-friendly recipe for pasta.

Zucchini Noodles Aglio et Olio

Zucchini Noodles Aglio et Olio

Notes

If you have a julienne peeler or mandoline, it will make things easier when it comes to slicing the zucchini. Just make sure to not slice too thin — 1/4 of an inch will do it.

Paleo Pasta Recipe: How To Make Zucchini Noodles With Garlic

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon almond flour or almond meal
4 large zucchinis, sliced with a julienne peeler
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, about two minutes. Add the coconut oil, and once it's melted, add the almond flour and a pinch of salt.
  2. Stir often with a wooden spoon, until it's toasty brown, about two minutes. Remove crumbs from the pan and save for garnish.
  3. In the same skillet, add the julienned zucchini noodles. Sauté them until just tender, about one to two minutes. Turn heat to low.
  4. In a new pan on low heat, combine olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes, stirring with a spoon until fragrant, about 20 seconds.
  5. Transfer the zucchini noodles to garlic and oil mixture. Toss and stir until they're coated.
  6. Turn off the heat and add parsley, salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle with almond flour crumbs before serving!

Serves 2.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Dessert Recipes
Hayden Quinn Salad in a Jar Recipe
Bastille Day French Food Recipes
Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe
Vanilla Matcha Smoothie Recipe
1,200 Calorie Daily Meal Plan For Meat-Lovers
Winter Soups Under 300 Calories
Seafood Ceviche Recipe
Vegan Lentil Shepherd's Pie
Vegetarian Quinoa Salad With Sesame Dressing

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Health & Fitness
X