This is the perfect dish to trick someone into eating more vegetables.
By using a spiralizer, we’re able to transform simple veggies, such as courgettes – also known as zucchinis – into something that is actually a million times more enjoyable to eat! If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can always use a veggie peeler and make it into flat noodles instead.
I’ve been having a thing with spiralizing vegetables. The other day it was Sweet Potato Cauliflower Carbonara, and now these low carb noodles with squash sauce. I’m like a child with my spiralizer, playing with it anytime I can. I can’t help it, it’s just so much fun!
Besides my new-found penchant for making any and all vegetables into noodles, one of my favourite things about this dish is how easy it is.
While the squash bakes you can basically kick-back and relax. Go on Pinterest, peruse Instagram, whatever you want really. It allows me to get on with my to-do list and know that soon I’ll have something delicious to eat.
Preheat your oven to 175ºC/345ºF and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
Toss together the butternut squash, garlic, sage leaves, and cherry tomatoes along with a drizzle of coconut oil. Roast for 30-35 minutes, tossing once halfway through, until tomatoes are blistered and squash can be easily pierced with a fork.
Remove tomatoes from baking tray and set aside.
Peel your roasted garlic and add to a blender along with the squash, sage leaves, tahini, paprika, turmeric, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust any seasoning.
Pour the sauce into a skillet and heat over low-medium heat. Once the sauce comes to a simmer, add the courgette / zucchini noodles and toss together. Simmer for a further 5 minutes.
Serve hot with the roasted cherry tomatoes and parsley.
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Hi, I'm Teffy, a qualified Nutritionist and avid foodie. This blog is all about inspiring a balanced life through delicious and wholesome foods, with not a diet in sight. Healthy eating shouldn't be hard and stressful, it should be easy and fun - Working with my clients they are constantly amazed that yes, food can taste great AND be good for you!