Fresh Black Bean Spaghetti with Zoodles

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FRESH BLACK BEAN SPAGHETTI WITH ZOODLES

A few months ago while visiting my sister, she served the most amazing noodles made from zucchini. She spiraled them from a Paderno World Cuisine Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer. I had never seen one before and I was instantly enamored.  The world of vegetables was once again changing for me and I knew that this simple piece of equipment would offer some great opportunities for delicious vegan and whole food meals. As soon as I returned home I jumped right on Amazon and ordered one of these little beauties for my very own.  

When my Spiral Vegetable Slicer arrived via UPS I didn’t waste any time and started using it right away. I wasn’t too sure how Tim would take to not having pasta but to my surprise he really enjoyed the raw vegetables. 

Today’s Fresh Black Bean Spaghetti with Zoodles has developed from my more adventurous side. The recipe is gluten free, vegan and uses real food from what I have in my garden at present (except the black beans). I hope you enjoy it. 

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5.0 from 1 reviews
Black Bean Spaghetti with Zoodles
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 3 cups cooked and drained black beans (or 2 15 oz cans, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 pint tomato sauce (or 2 15 oz cans)
  • 1 (2¼ oz) can sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tsp fresh basil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 2 medium (8-10 inch) zucchini, spiraled
Instructions
  1. Add 2 tbsp oil to large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, red pepper, garlic and mushrooms. Saute until tender.
  3. Add black beans, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, basil, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes until tomatoes have softened.
  5. Meanwhile, distribute zoodles (sprialed zucchini) onto serving plates.
  6. Spoon cooked sauce over zoodles and top with Parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living Cookbook: Black Bean Spaghetti

Fresh Black Bean Spaghetti shared with:

The Pink Sprinkle: A Wholesome Bunch * 2 Crochet Hooks: Snickerdoodle Sunday  *Baking in Pyjamas: Sweet and Savoury Sunday  *Living Life and Learning: Bloggers Brags *New Mrs Adventures: Tasty Tuesday’s  *Memories by the Mile: Treasure Box Tuesday *April J Harris: Hearth and Soul * Lou Lou Girls *Recipes for Our Daily Bread: Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop *The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch: PureBlogLove Link Party  *With a Blast: Freedom Fridays *Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen: Real Food Fridays *Yum Eating: The Yuck Stops Here

 

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Monday Morning Review: 7 Outstanding Whole Food Zucchini Recipes to Love

7 Outstanding Zucchini Recipes to Love

Did you know that zucchini has it’s own special day? Yep, that’s right, on August 9th we celebrated National Zucchini Day with zucchini bread, cakes, and pasta’s galore. It’s great to see the exceptional and prolific fruit finally getting it’s due. Today’s review celebrates the great variety and tastes that zucchini has to offer with 7 Outstanding Whole Food Zucchini Recipes to Love. Enjoy!

7 Outstanding Whole Food Zucchini Recipes to Love

7 Outstanding Zucchini Recipes to Love Zucchini Enchiladas: A Dash of Sanity

7 Outstanding Zucchini Recipes to Love Vegan Zucchini Banana Muffins: Hummusapien

7 Outstanding  Zucchini Recipes to Love Grain Free Zucchini Bread Granola: Whole-Fed Homestead

7 Outstanding Zucchini Recipes to Love Chocolate Pecan Zucchini Cake: Yesterfood

7 Outstanding Whole Food Zucchini Recipes to Love  Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Bake: I Food Real

7 Outstanding Whole Food Zucchini Recipes to Love Pesto Squash Noodles and Spaghetti with Burst Cherry Tomatoes: Cookie + Kate

7 Outstanding Whole Food Zucchini Recipes to Love Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters: Pure Grace Farms

 

Thanks for stopping in today for my Monday Morning Review of zucchini recipes around the web. Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,

Shari

7 Outstanding Whole Food Zucchini Recipes shared with:

*Creative K Kids: Bloggers Brags   *April J. Harris: Hearth and Soul Blog Hop *God’s Growing Garden: Tuesday’s With a Twist *Recipes for Our Daily Bread: Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop   *Hot Mama’s Kitchen: The Yuck Stops Here *Yesterfood: Treasure Box Tuesday *Sweet Haute La Dolce Vita

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini recipes are everywhere you look right now. I for one am grateful… keep them com­ing! I’m always on the look out for ways to use up my zuc­chini. There comes a point in the sea­son when I am peer­ing out the win­dow look­ing for a friend, neigh­bor, a stranger, any­one really, to walk by the house. I have my bag filled with zuc­chini all ready and wait­ing. Pity the poor unfor­tu­nate soul who hap­pens to walk by.

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters

Can you see me run­ning wildly out the door, zuc­chini fly­ing in every direc­tion, scream­ing like a wild woman “zuc­chini, wait, stop, I have zuc­chini.” It scares the liv­ing day­lights out of my neigh­bors. Dur­ing the month of August I’ve actu­ally seen peo­ple sneak­ing past the house look­ing in all direc­tions as if they are ready to run at the slight­est provo­ca­tion. So you see zuc­chini recipes will actu­ally be sav­ing not only me, but the sur­round­ing county as well. Suggestions always welcome.

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters are all about everything good from the garden. These healthy fritters are simple to throw together, high on flavor and will make a believer out of the most reluctant vegetable eater. 

5.0 from 2 reviews
Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds zucchini (about 2 - 8 " zucchini), shredded
  • ¾ cup fresh corn kernels
  • ½ cup finely diced sweet onion
  • ¼ cup diced sun dried tomatoes (dry pack, not in oil)
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten well
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 2 oz creamy goat cheese
  • 4 tbsp cream (milk can be substituted)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin, divided
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • Olive oil for griddle
Instructions
  1. Place grated zucchini in medium sized bowl
  2. Add salt and toss to mix well.
  3. Pour zucchini into fine mesh bag or colander lined with a clean towel. Allow to sit for 10 minutes (salt helps to remove high water content from zucchini).
  4. In the meantime place corn, onions, sun dried tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, pepper and ¼ tsp cumin into medium sized bowl used to mix zucchini and salt.
  5. Once zucchini has sat for 10 minutes, wring out as much liquid as possible from zucchini.
  6. Add zucchini to vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Allow to sit about 5 minutes to assist in softening sun dried tomatoes.
  7. Add dried bread crumbs and beaten egg to vegetable mixture and mix thoroughly.
  8. Heat griddle (or frying pan) on high heat.
  9. Scoop out ⅓ cup of vegetable mixture onto hot griddle, pressing down mixture into a patty with spatula.
  10. Allow to cook until well browned on one side, about 3-4 minutes before turning.
  11. Carefully turn fritter over and continue to cook and additional 3-4 minutes until done.
  12. While fritters are cooking, mix goat cheese with cream until smooth and creamy.
  13. Add remaining ¼ tsp cumin and stir to incorporate.
  14. Serve hot fritters immediately with a dollop of goat cheese cream on top.

 

Garden Fresh Zucchini Fritters shared with:

* Yum Eating: The Yuck Stops Here *The Homestead Lady: Green Thumb Thursday *Organize 31: Inspire us Thursday *Everyday Family Living: Family Fun Friday *Calm. Healthy. Sexy: Let’s Get Real *The Crafty Wife: The Wednesday Roundup * Daily Dish Of Life: Friday Faves *Kitchen Dreaming: The Weekend Social *Oh My Heartsie Girl: Weekend Fun Party *It’s Your Life: Real Food Fridays  *An Ali Event: Pretty Pintastic *Colorado Tours and Reviews:Friday Favorite *Natasha in Oz: Say G’Day *Whole food Mom: Savory Saturdays *In The Kitchen with Jenny: Foodie Friends Friday *Sitz Girls: Share Your Favorites *2 Crochet Hooks: Snickerdoodle Sunday *Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter: Mommy Monday Blog Hop *The Kolb Corner: Merry Monday Link Party *Creative K Kids: Bloggers Brags  *Plucky’s Second Thoughts *April J. Harris: Hearth and Soul Blog Hop *Recipes and Ramblins:What’d You Do This Weekend *God’s Growing Garden: Tuesday’s With a Twist *Create With Joy: Wordless Wednesday  *Creative K Kids: Tasty Tuesdays *Recipes for Our Daily Bread: Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop *The Paper Craze: Creative Spark * The Cookie Puzzle: Party in Your PJ’s *A Savory Feast: Humpday Happenings *Gingerly Made: Show and Tell *Lambert’s Lately: Create it Thursday *Sweet Haute La Dolce Vita  *The Pink Sprinkle: A Wholesome Bunch *The Newlywed Pilgrimage: Moonlight and Mason Jars

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