Recipe: How to make pasta, without pasta

Have you ever tried to make vegetable pasta?

Pasta is a classic dish that everyone loves; it’s quick and practical. It can also be reinvented with a few new ingredients or different sauces.

However, substituting flour pasta can be a fantastic idea, or at least trying a delicious alternative with vegetables such as zucchini, squash, carrot, cucumber and even beet.

Have you ever eaten a pasta without any sauce, cheese or topping? Did you like it?

With KitchenAid’s new attachment, turn your stand mixer into a Culinary Center with the Spiralizer. It peels, cores and slices in spirals making your healthy pasta in seconds. You can use different vegetables such as squash or carrots, but today we’re using a zucchini.

Zucchini Pasta (for two people)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of parsley

  • 1/8 cup of white onion

  • 1/2 garlic clove

  • 1/8 cup of almonds

  • 1 tablespoon of wine vinegar

  • 1/8 cup of olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 medium zucchinis

  • 1/2 handful of watercress

  • 1 cup of cooked chicken (omit for vegetarian version)

Procedure:

  • In a KitchenAid processor, insert the parsley, onion, garlic, almonds, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Process until you obtain a smooth and consistent mixture.

  • Chop the zucchini’s tip and adjust to the Spiralizer attachment which hooks to the power hub in the KitchenAid Culinary Center. Turn the mixer on and place in the number 2 intensity. Allow spiral formation.

  • On a pan with hot water, place zucchinis for 30 seconds and immediately move to a separate bowl with ice and water. Basically, you’re whitening them to keep from rotting.

  • Finally, add the chicken, watercress, pesto and zucchini to a serving bowl and enjoy!