Eating Paleo? On the autoimmune protocol? Or do you just want to try a ridiculously simple and incredibly delicious recipe? Well then, my friend. You’ve arrived, and all’s right with the world.
If you’re on any of the diets I mentioned above, or just avoiding all grains, real pasta is, by proxy, pretty much out the window. Luckily, there are some fun summer and winter squashes (Squash? Squashes?) that make phenomenol faux-spaghetti noodles. While today we’ll be focusing on a dish with the aptly named spaghetti squash, stay tuned for a very near future blog where we not only talk about zuchinni noodles with some witty prose, but also give you a sure to impress recipe with the power to woo any potential soul mates they may be as of yet undecided about your kitchen aptitude (end run on sentence….).
Try this on for size: Mediterranean Paleo Spaghetti.
Warm up some of Anne’s spaghetti squash noodles, and some ground, grass fed lamb (sauteed with garlic, onion, capers, & olives). Now, top both with a cool and delicious tzatziki sauce. How does it taste, you ask? I’d say it’s about tantamount to winning the lottery… while you’re on vacation… in Santorini, Greece.
Now then, if I still have your attention, let me tell you how to make this incredible, dairy-free, Paleo & AIP friendly, tzatziki! (psst… by the way, it’s pronounced /zɑːdˈziːki/… but that doesn’t really make it any easier, does it…)
Autoimmune Protocol Tzatziki Sauce
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 organic cucumber (peel in tact)
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp dried dill
1 Tbsp fresh mint (chopped, optional)
1 Tbsp fresh parsley (chopped, optional)
1/2 tsp salt
- Give a rough chop to the cucumber and throw it in your blender or food processor.
- Add coconut milk to cucumber and give it a whirl until well blended. It’s okay if the texture is still a bit chunky.
- Pour into a mason jar and add lemon juice, herbs, and salt.
- Screw on lid and shake to combine.
- Let the tzatziki sauce chill in the fridge and top your warm “pasta” with the creamy sauce.
If you don’t eat red meat, fret not, this sauce would be perfect with chicken, salmon, warmed pita, or even sauteed portabello mushrooms.
Do you have any allergen friendly spin offs of your favorite ethnic dishes?
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