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Zoodles & Easy Lentil Marinara
From Sonnet’s Kitchen
1 cup dried French lentils
2 cups water
2 TBSP olive oil, divided
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (15-ounce) cans organic tomato sauce
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
6 medium zucchini, spiralized into pasta using a spiralizer or julienne peeler*
Salt and black pepper to taste
Add lentils and 2 cups of water to a medium pot. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer and cook until lentils are tender and liquid is evaporated, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic cloves and sauté for an additional
minute, until fragrant. Add the tomato sauce, basil, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on low for 20 minutes. When lentils are done cooking, add them to the sauce and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes.
In a separate pan, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the zucchini pasta for 5-10 minutes, until desired tenderness is achieved.
Divide the pasta among four plates and top with lentil marinara. Serve hot.
Note: Fresh zucchini will often lose moisture as the zucchini pasta cooks so be sure to drain any liquid that has built up in the pan. The recipe holds well as leftovers, but the zucchini does tend to release extra moisture as it sits so be sure to drain pasta before serving.
For more spiralized recipes and directions on how to use a spiralizer, visit inspiralized.com
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 8-ounce can non-GMO corn
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Juice of half a lime (or more to taste)
2 avocado, chopped
Combine all ingredients, in order of list, in a large bowl. Stir avocado in gently. Cover and refrigerate to store. Serve at room temperature with sliced vegetables or crackers of your choice.
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