No-Cook Puccini Zucchini: A spiralized vegetable recipe – and Spiralizer Review

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Easy and healthy Puccini Zucchini recipe involves no cooking and is a great way to use up your late summer produce.
Easy and healthy Puccini Zucchini recipe involves no cooking and is an excellent way to use up your late summer produce.

What is Puccini Zucchini?

Puccini, a late nineteenth-century Italian composer, known for operas like Madame Butterfly, was also famous for his irreverent love for life and food.

Honestly, I’m not sure if Puccini Zucchini stemmed from the famous composer, but the name fits.  Since this meal is an orchestrated medley with notes across the flavor spectrum, it would make the musician proud: mild, slightly spicy, a hint of acidic, and a dash of alkaline.

No-Cook Puccini Zucchini highlights nutritious harvest ingredients, including fresh zucchini, basil, and tomatoes.  If you don’t own a spiralizer, use a hand-held vegetable peeler to peel the zucchini into strips. Or check out my recommendations below.

I borrowed this recipe from Five Seasons in The Kitchen: Zen-Inspired Vegan Cooking by Dr. Avital Sebbag.  She is a certified natural therapist specializing in nutrition and ancient Chinese medicine.

Five Seasons in The Kitchen: Zen-Inspired Vegan Cooking

Five Seasons in The Kitchen: Zen Inspired Vegan Cooking
Five Seasons in The Kitchen: Zen-Inspired Vegan Cooking is a beautiful cookbook laced with eye-pleasing kanji and peppered with attractive photos.

1. Striking Kani and beautiful full-color photographs accompany each mouth-watering recipe. I love flipping through the digital pages and salivating over the gorgeous images.
2. The book begins with an eloquent introduction explaining Zen food philosophies and a basic presentation of its history.
4. Many recipes have a “Good to Know” block at the end containing knowledge tidbits, food trivia, and other helpful information.
5. The author includes a touching salutation to friends she lost in her life journey. She also peppers the book with other personal anecdotes about relationships she formed along the way.
6. She also includes a unique perspective on eating seasonally that leads the reader down a spiritual, as well as a culinary, path.

Because the book is as much a work of art as the recipes inside, I wish I purchased in hard book format rather than digital format. Five Seasons in The Kitchen that indulges the senses, and I am happy that I added it to my recipe book collection.

Puccini Zucchini

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Fresh tomatoes, zucchini, kalamata olives, fresh basil. No cook Zucchini Puccini showcases a mouthwatering flavor medley.

  • 3 zucchini
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 TBS Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 TBSP sun-dried tomatoes
  • pinch chili pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 sprigs fresh thyme

Spiralize zucchini into ribbons or noodles.

Use a stick blender or food processor and chop remaining vegetables into a course sauce.

Top zucchini spirals with sauce and serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 119
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Carbs: 30 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
How do you use a spiralizer?

While you can also simply use a vegetable peeler to cut the zucchini into ribbons, a spiralizer is much easier to use.  If you are still looking for a spiralizer, I recommend the Wonderesque spiralizer.  Check out how easy it is to use!

Fresh tomatoes, zucchini, kalamata olives, fresh basil. No cook Zucchini Puccini showcases a mouthwatering flavor medley. Raw food vegan, paleo
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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It’s just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I’m loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

14 Comments

  • Derek @ Dad With A Pan

    April 10, 2017 - 8:46 am

    i love the name of this recipe, its just fun to say! This is a great recipe too when you’re trying to ditch the carbs

  • Jacqueline Piper | PiperCooks.com

    April 7, 2017 - 4:25 pm

    Wonderful, I love a nice no cook vegetable dish – perfect opportunity to get my spiralizer out again!

  • lynne

    April 6, 2017 - 7:42 pm

    Great dish for summer when the zucchini and tomatoes are local and ripe!

  • Gloria Duggan

    April 6, 2017 - 11:56 am

    I just recently bought a spiralizer. Love making all kinds of delicious and fun things with it. This sounds like a great weeknight dinner option.

  • The FoodOlic

    April 6, 2017 - 7:43 am

    This looks like a super healthy and tasty sauce! I’m so going to try it out! and no carbs is great to loose a few pounds before summer comes!

  • Fred Nonterah

    April 5, 2017 - 12:14 pm

    This meal looks like its full of flavor and its definitely a winning combination. The spiralizer is a keeper!

  • Sarah @ Champagne Tastes

    April 4, 2017 - 4:33 pm

    One of these days I’ll get me a spiralizer! This looks YUM!

  • trialandeater1

    April 4, 2017 - 3:08 pm

    No bake and full of veggies? Sign me up!

  • Food Done Light (@FoodDoneLight)

    April 4, 2017 - 3:04 pm

    Wow, I love how easy this sauce is.

  • klg1982

    April 4, 2017 - 2:42 pm

    This is perfect for spring and looks stunning!

  • Elaine @ Dishes Delish

    April 4, 2017 - 2:18 pm

    I love that you associated Puccini with the Zucchini! I can imagine how well all the flavors meld like a good piece of music! This looks so delicious!

  • Melanie Walsh

    April 4, 2017 - 9:37 am

    I don’t have a spiralizer, but I have a feeling it’ll be my favorite kitchen tool. The kids are actually fans of zucchini so this is one I know they’ll love eating. Bonus points for feeling great about serving it to them.

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 4, 2017 - 10:43 am

      It really is easy to use and one of my favorite small appliances in the kitchen! It works for so many veggies, too! I should do a post on sweet potato pasta. OH – that’s a favorite with kids, too!

  • irishred13

    April 3, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    I have been thinking about going the veggie pasta route to cut carbs. I will add this to my list of recipe inspirations.

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