Vegan Lunch



My first vegan meal of the week was Faux Pasta. This meal was all about the veg! I was thinking about what I had in the fridge and remembered I had scored about 8 zucchini for $1.50 at Trader Joe’s this week. This week will include meals full of zucchini – both vegan and not vegan. I flashed back to a salad I had with zucchini and carrot ribbons and that became my inspiration.


Faux Pasta
1 medium zucchini
1 small carrot
8 crimini mushrooms, sliced
8 cherry tomatoes
1/4 yellow onion, chopped
1/4 cup tomato sauce
Chopped fresh basil
Olive oil


– Using a vegetable peeler, slice carrot and zucchini into ribbons.
Saute mushrooms and onions in a dry pan. TIP: I saved the stems of the mushrooms and diced them and added them to the sauce. They are firmer and give a “meater” texture.
Add tomatoes and tomato sauce to mushrooms and onions and simmer
Blanch carrots and zucchini in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and add to sauce.
Plate and top with olive oil and basil





This dish was tasty, filling and satisfying. You can even twirl the “noodles”.





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One thought on “Vegan Lunch

  1. Mish says:

    yum…yumm.yummmy

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