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Creamy Zucchini Fettuccine

Quick and easy to make and, oh, so much fun to eat. These zucchini "noodles" are made with a spiralizer and stay surprisingly firm. The avocado-based sauce satisfies your desire for a creamy pasta sauce without dairy. So even if you choose not to add an aged cheese at the end, you'd think you were eating a creamy, cheese sauce. Add protein, like SCD-legal sausage, chopped meat, meatballs, chicken or shrimp and you have a complete and filling meal. You will need to purchase a Spiralizer, which are relatively inexpensive at about $25. 

- One spiralized zuchinni - the photo below uses the "spaghetti" sized cutter, but ribbons or broader noodles work well too 

For the sauce:

- One ripe avocado

- 2 Tbsp. raw cashews - soaking ahead of time will soften them and make them easier to blend 

- 2 Tbsp. vinegar

- 1/2 Tsp. mustard powder

- 1 Tbsp. oil (sesame, olive, almond or your choice)

- 2-3 cloves fresh, crushed garlic

- Salt and Pepper

Optional toppings:

- Fresh tomatoes and basil

- Grated parmesan or other aged cheese such as Gouda

To assemble: Spiralize the zuchinni and place in a steamer. It will only take about two minutes to steam the zuchinni noodles so don't do this until your sauce is ready.

Place all sauce ingredients in a food processor and combine until creamy. Now steam the zuchinni, mix with the sauce in a serving bowl and add the chopped tomatoes, basil and grated cheese.

Note: The first time I made the sauce I forgot to add the cashews, and it was still delicious, so if you are avoiding nuts, the recipe still works.


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