Courgetti with Meatballs

Courgetti is thin ribbons of courgette used as a nutritious alternative to pasta or noodles. This flavorful dish has a healthy twist by using courgetti ( Zucchini ribbons ) instead of pasta. Seasoned with olive oil, dried oregano and salt, Pecorino cheese and fresh basil. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cook Time: 20-30 minutes

Servings: 2 servings 

Ingredients

For the spicy meatballs:

For the sauce:

  • 1 tsp of garlic granulates
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 5-6 leaves of fresh basil
  • 7 oz chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 1/2 tbsp of honey
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of black pepper
  • 3 oz of water
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Directions/Instructions:

  1. Mix the meatball ingredients in a bowl, until everything gets incorporated evenly.
  2. Shape small meatballs - about 10-12 will come out.
  3. In a hot pan, with olive oil, start by frying the meatballs.
    This will take about 10 minutes, brown them nicely on all sides.

For the sauce:

  1.  In a hot pan, with olive oil, start by frying the onions and carrots.
  2. After 2 minutes you can add in the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, garlic granulates and water.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, fresh basil and honey.
  4. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Now the sauce is ready and can be added to the cooked meatballs.
  6. Serve over the courgette and finish it off with pecorino cheese and fresh basil.

Serve with: Courgette ribbons, seasoned with olive oil, dried oregano and salt, Pecorino cheese and basil.


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