Rating: 4 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Serving this dish with fresh grilled fish is a perfect combination. Zucchini can be grilled, fried, sauteed, or eaten raw in a salad. I grew up eating zucchini and eggs for breakfast, and now I just love making pasta with this versatile vegetable!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and garlic to the hot oil. Use tongs to turn zucchini and garlic to coat with oil, about 30 seconds. Stir in spinach and cook 2 minutes. Add basil, sunflower seeds, salt, and pepper and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a large platter and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil before serving.

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Cook's Notes:

A mandoline works great for creating ribbons, but a vegetable peeler is also a wonderful tool in the kitchen. You may want to discard the first few as it will be the green only from the zucchini's skin.

You can also find this recipe in my cookbook, Paleo Italian Cooking.

Nutrition Facts

112 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 3.9g; fat 10.4g; sodium 599.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2021
I made it and my kids loved it, thought the ‘ribbons’ were ‘fun’ (ages 6 and 8). I toasted the sunflower seeds because the like the roasted crunch. All in all, I’m happy when neither of them fight eating their veggies……gotta pick your fights Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2020
This was an interesting recipe. I made it exactly as written and wasn't really sure how this would work with the zucchini ribbons and the spinach. It was okay, but lacking in flavor. I think maybe some italian seasoning or chili powder or something would give it more flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2021
This recipe was very easy and really flavourful! I'll definitely be adding it to my regular dishes. Read More
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