What is Pasta Primavera ?
Pasta Primavera is a dish that traditionally consists of pasta and fresh vegetables. The word “primavera” means springtime in Italian.
Skip the pasta with this homemade low carb pasta primavera made with grape tomatoes, bell pepper, and cheese that uses spiralized zucchini as its noodles. This low carb dish is also really easy to make.
Spiralizing the Zucchini:
Zucchinis is in season June through September. Pick Zucchinis that still have a firm stem, and store unwashed in the crisper draw until ready to use. To make low carb pasts use a Spiralizer to transform the zucchini into oodles of zoodles. Following is the spiralizer I use to sprialize the zucchini.
To add variety in texture, color, and flavor, you can add in additional winter and spring vegetables. Toss in any spring variety. The key to making a really good pasta primavera is using the freshest vegetables available. This dish is loaded with vegetables that increases the nutrition profile of this recipe. This low carb pasta is also a great way to get kids to eat more vegetables.
Use a large Dutch oven or pasta pot to mix the vegetables and zucchini noodles. This dish is made of a lot of vegetables and you’ll need more room than you think to stir them together.
To spice up this dish you can add 1 tsp of chili powder when cooking the chicken.
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