Fake Pasta from courgettes

Low calorie, tasty and incredibly easy

2 medium courgettes per person
Lemon to taste

I find this works really well as fake spaghetti/thin fake spaghetti if using a handheld juilenne tool. Also really great as lasagna sheets.

1. Cut the courgettes to preferred size/shape.
2. Salt the courgette generously in a colander and leave for 30 mins to sweat.
3. Rinse thoroughly to remove salt and dab to dry.
4. Place back in colander and refrigerate for about 2 hours to dehydrate more.

To cook:
Use a non-stick pan and sauté (on medium) for 1-2 minutes until tender.
Reduce to low heat and drizzle lemon juice (or olive oil if preferred) over to bring out the flavour.
Season and serve.

Prepare in advance and store raw courgettes covered in the fridge for upto 4-5 days.

For speed, skip step 4. The fake pasta won’t be quite as al dente, but still good.


With basil and tomato
With basil and tomato
With carrot, prawns & chilli
With carrot, prawns & chilli

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