Thursday, October 8, 2015

Zucchini zoodles with pumpkin sauce




It's autumn and it means I am making all kind of dishes using pumpkin :) I absolutely LOVE pumpkins, there are so many dishes which you can make out of them. Sauces, soups, veggie dishes, even desserts! This time I made these Zoodles (zucchini noodles) with some pumpkin sauce. The recipe is very easy, the only thing which takes a bit of time is to roast the pumpkin.

Here is what you will need:
- 1 medium pumpkin
- 1 tbsp curry
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 250 ml oat cream
- 3-4 dried tomatoes
- salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp of walnut oil
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp tamari
- hot water 
- 2 medium zucchinis
- 2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds, a little bit of oil

 Method:

  1. First, cut the pumpkin into half, then remove the seeds with a spoon and place the pumpkin to a baking dish filled with water, covering about 2-3 cm of the bottom of the pumpkin. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius and bake the pumpkin uncovered 45-60 minutes, or until tender.
  2. When the pumpkin is ready and has cooled down, scoop out the pumpkin flesh into a mixing bowl. Discard the skin.
  3. Add the spices (curry, turmeric, salt and pepper), tamari, walnut oil, apple cider vinegar, dried tomatoes and oat cream to the mixing bowl. Start mixing everything together using an immersion mixer, while adding as much water as you need to get a similar consistency as in the picture (not too liquidy but not too solid, something in between).
  4. Spiral the zucchinis with a spiralizer. If you don't have one, you can use a simple potato peeler to get thin slices :) If you like, just use normal pasta :)
  5. Heat a tiny bit of oil (I use coconut oil) in a pan to medium heat, add the sunflower seeds and roast until the seeds become golden. 
  6. Assemble the dish by placing the Zoodles in the middle of the plate, adding the pumpkin sauce . Top with the roasted sunflower seeds.


   Enjoy :-)