Looking for a way to use your fresh basil, but don’t want to make a heavy pasta? Whip up some Yellow Squash Noodles in Tomato Basil Sauce by Healthy Nibbles & Bits! This recipe uses a spiralizer to turn squash into spaghetti. Don’t have one of these hot kitchen tools? Just use a vegetable peeler to make beautiful ribbons of squash.
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Yellow Squash Noodles in Tomato Basil Sauce
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 5 medium Roma Tomatoes, halved and seeded
- 4 cloves Garlic, peeled
- 3 Sun-Dried Tomatoes
- 1/2 cup fresh Basil Leaves, loosely packed
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- 3 large Yellow Summer Squash (approx. 950g or 2 pounds)
- 2/3 cup Yellow Plum Tomatoes (optional)
Sautéed Fennel (Optional)
- 1 bulb Fennel, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh Dill, chopped
- Pinch of Sea Salt
Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the garlic and tomatoes cut side down. Let the tomatoes cook for 3 minutes before turning them over. Cook for another 2-3 minutes and then turn off the heat.
In a food processor or blender, mix the sautéed tomatoes, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and salt until smooth.
Cut off both ends of each of the yellow squash. Use a vegetable peeler to make ribbons of squash, or spiralize with Blade B to create squash noodles. Chop the noodles several times so that they are easier to eat and slice the part of the squash that is not spiralized and mix in with the squash noodles.
If you are adding fennel to this dish, heat a tablespoon of oil in a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the fennel and sauté them for about 4-5 minutes or until they turn translucent. Season with some fresh dill and salt.
In a large bowl, mix the noodles and sauce together. Serve with the fennel and plum tomatoes.
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container.
Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 2 1/2 to 3 cups
Per serving: Calories: 380; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 12g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 326mg; Carbohydrate: 48g; Dietary Fiber: 13g; Sugar: 25g; Protein: 11g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 1882mg; Vitamin C: 271%; Vitamin A: 66%; Iron: 24%; Calcium: 22%
Lisa is from San Francisco and has passion for eating well and staying in shape through kickboxing, yoga, and cycling classes. She loves experimenting with new recipes and fitness routines, which she document on her blog, Healthy Nibbles & Bits. When she’s not blogging or exercising, she’s most likely watching Jeopardy! or British TV shows. For more from Lisa, follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
Photo courtesy of Lisa Lin. Original recipe can be found on Healthy Nibbles and Bits.