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Zucchini – Lemon Spaghetti

This is one of my favourites. It tastes kinda refreshing, like summer, is easy to make, very healthy and low on Weight Watchers points. Assuming you eat all of it alone, do not add parmesan and use whole grain spaghetti you will only eat 7 points. But you can easily share it with 3 or 4 others and/or add less oil so you will end up with fewer points.

What you need:
Spaghetti (about 1 pound)
2 zucchini
2 lemons
2 tbs olive oil
1 – 1 1/2 c parsley
salt and pepper
grated Parmesan (optional)

First you need to cut the zucchini into thin slices (works best with a vegetable slicer). I know this part can be really annoying, but if you have kids they may be able to help you out. I’m not a mother but I did this with two kids I was babysitting and they just loved doing it. (Goes without saying, make sure they use a slicer with which they can hardly hurt themselves)
Cook the noodles in a big pot. Meanwhile you can extract the juice from the lemons and add the olive oil to it. A couple of minutes before the Spaghetti are ready you need to add the Zucchini slices and cook it for another 2 -3 minutes.
Decant the noodle – zucchini mix, add lemon juice/ olive oil and mash it all together.

You can add salt, pepper and parmesan right away, but as tastes often differ I find it best to let everyone add those ingredients on his or her own, at the table


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This entry was posted on May 7, 2012 by in All Recipes, Dinner, Dinner, Dinner, Italian, Mediterran, My favourites, Seasonal, Summer/Spring, Weight Watchers and tagged , , .

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