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Zucchini "pasta"

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“By making pasta out of zucchini and you have a guilt free delicious meal. This carb free meal is amazing. The Zucchini strips really taste like pasta and the sauce it fresh and perfect. Go to my Youtube or Facebook page: "Nikki Dinki Cooking" for a "How to" video on how to make this dish.”
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  1. Roast peppers by charing peppers under the broiler and putting them into a bowl covered with saran wrap until cool and then remove skins.
  2. Roast eggplant at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  3. Make Zucchini "pasta" by using a vegetable peeler and making thin strips of zucchini. Cut strips length wise to make them resemble fettuccine. Or use a julienne peeler and make spaghetti style strips. Put Zucchini is a colander and salt heavily. After 20 minutes rinse zucchini and squeeze out any extra water.
  4. Start sauce with a spray of cooking spray and add onion and garlic (and hot pepper if desired) cook until soft.
  5. Add tomato sauce and cook 10-15min.
  6. Add zucchini "pasta", fresh tomatoes and let simmer together for 5 minutes.
  7. Add basil, lemon zest and juice.
  8. Top with cheese and enjoy!

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