11 responses to “No-Cook Pasta Sauce #1: Angel Hair Zucchini”

  1. a lovely being

    mmm, looks delicious!

  2. Frugal Kiwi

    How do you think this would do without the angel hair as a gluten-free dish? Too gloopy?

  3. debbie koenig

    @Frugal, I think it might be. Take a look at the Food52 link, which uses the same zucchini approach with a creamy dressing–I'd bet that makes a huge difference.

  4. DailyChef

    Aw, your poor finger – the dish looks delicious!

  5. Liz

    OH, gosh, this looks fabulous. I'll be giving this a go soon. And 7 points per portion is a total bargain. On the subject of WW, am just about to head to the US (from the UK) for a month to stay with my in-laws and was considering braving a meeting there, just so I can stay on track. However, I have a feeling points are calculated quite differently – and, of course, we use metric weights and measures for food here. Just looking at the recipe again, I *think* I might have calculated that as around 5 points per serving… if you get a second and can possibly be bothered would you mind breaking it down for me? Best wishes, Liz

  6. debbie koenig

    Liz, good for you, attending meetings while away! I did that years ago, when I was losing my 100 lbs. Sooo different, to go in another country.

    The recipe breaks down (approx) as follows:

    2 oz pasta: 4 pts
    1/2 tablespoon oil: 2 pts
    2 tablespoons parm: 1 pt

    I use the Recipe Builder on the site, so the numbers up there are guesstimates. (FYI I first made it without any oil at all, and it came out to 6 pts. It was a bit too dry, though, so I added the oil back in.)

  7. Julie

    You should invest in a kevlar glove for using with your mandoline…. it protects my fingers and I never have to use that annoying hand-guard again!

  8. Liz

    Thanks so much, Debbie – that is interesting, there is a little difference. I calculate 50g pasta as 2.5pts, half a tablespoon of oil as 1.5… and I think the parmesan would be about the same – 10g = 1pt. Oh, well, I'll just have to approximate as well as I can!!

  9. Alexandra

    What an amazing dish! Looks scrumptious. Never thought of the zucchini addition. Thanks!

  10. MyKidsEatSquid

    I'm having trouble cooking too–it is hot. Plus, I have a new stove I'm working with and it doesn't heat very quickly, urgh! I'll have to try this. I love fresh basil in anything and paired with zucchini and parmesan, yummy.

  11. One Hungry Mama

    this looks so good! i've barely eaten any zucchini this summer. strange. this looks like the perfect recipe to rectify that. can't wait to try. thanks for sharing!

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