Sunday, January 16, 2011

Slow-Carb Recipe: Zucchini Pasta

Image by Lisa Allen
If you have been on Tim Ferriss' slow-carb diet for any length of time, you may soon realize that eating the same foods is really boring. Thankfully, I have some creative readers who are willing to share some of their favorite recipes with me.

Zucchini Pasta
This recipe was submitted by Lisa Allen. She writes, "I don't know about you guys but I'm a HUGE pasta fan and hate that I can't have it so I've found this recipe which is allllmost as good."


  • Zucchini
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 fresh diced tomato
  • Sliced basil leaves
  • Minced meat
  • Red kidney beans
  • Garlic

Preparing the Zucchini Noodles

Image by Lisa Allen
  • Use a carrot peeler to slice off long strips of zucchini
  • Splash this with some olive oil, salt and pepper then into the frying pan! 
  • Cook it till its just a bit soft (al dante is the nicest) usually like one minute or so
Making the Sauce

  • Fry garlic in a saucepan
  • Add 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • Allow to stew a little
  • Add 1 fresh diced tomato and some sliced basil leaves
  • Add cooked mince meat (ground beef or turkey)
  • Add red kidney beans
Additional Notes

Image by Lisa Allen
Pour sauce over zucchini noodles and serve as a pasta dish! Its quite yummy and makes me think its slightly like pasta :) Also you can make a big batch, store it, then just heat it with some more veggies and your meal is done.

Submit Your Favorite Recipes
I would like to personally thank Lisa Allen for sending her favorite slow-carb dish. If you have one that you'd like to share with the readers, please send me your recipe and pictures to

If you have tried the dish, how did it taste? What grade would you give this dish? Leave me a comment in the section below.

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