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Zoodle Bolognese

Zoodle Bolognese

This delicious spin on a wonderful Italian classic is a firm family favourite in my household! Sugar-Free and rich in wonderfully fragrant spices as well as swapping traditional pasta for zoodles helps us get in that extra phytonutrient boost.

Ingredients

 

Serves 2

Bolognese

1 large onion
250g grass-fed lamb or beef mince
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large bay leaf
1 tbsp dried rosemary
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp sage
Ground black pepper to taste
2 tbsp. olive oil plus extra for drizzling
1 tsp salt
1 cups water
6 large ripe sweet tomatoes blanched and skinless

*If you don’t have the time to blanch and skin fresh tomatoes you can use one 400g tin of chopped tomatoes or passata instead.

Zoodles

3 Medium Courgettes

Method

 

Bolognese

  1. Add olive oil to a saucepan and heat gently.
  2. Add the chopped onion to the heated oil stirring gently with a wooden spoon till onion softens slightly and start to become golden brown.
  3. Add the crushed garlic to the pan and stir.
  4. Add the mince and stir to loosen and break up the mince until it is well separated.
  5. Add the rest of the spices and salt and stir continuously over the heat until the mince starts to brown.
  6. Add in the chopped tomatoes and allow to cook for 15 – 20 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to medium, add water and allow to simmer for 45 min stirring occasionally until the water has reduced.

Zoodles

  1. Using a spiralizer, Spiralize the courgettes into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add some boiling water to the mixing bowl and soak the zoodles for 5 mins before straining or stir fry in a pan with some olive oil for 3-5 min. You want to just soften the zoodles without over cooking them.
  3. Toss the zoodles in olive oil, salt and pepper before serving.

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