When zucchini season is upon us, and your neighbors secretly leave their zucchini at your back door, it is time to replace the spaghetti or fettucine in your recipes with zinguini, the vegetable alternative to pasta. Zinguini are simply long strands of zucchini that have been cooked quickly with garlic and olive oil. A generous sprinkling of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese completes this recipe.
Like spaghetti squash, zinguini is a healthy alternative as well as a tasty one. You can vary the flavors of your zinguini by adding fresh herbs such as thyme or rosemary with the garlic, or make them spicy with a pinch of red pepper flakes. Serve with chicken parmesan or toss with Simple Tomato Sauce and serve with meatballs -- the possibilities are endless. And when was the last time your kids slurped their vegetables?