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Light Zucchini Cream for Pasta

What you need: 

1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, roughly grated (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish, if desired)
1 medium zucchini, roughly grated (reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish, if desired)
2 garlic cloves, minced
olive oil or cooking spray, as needed
salt and pepper, to taste
oregano or basil, to taste
10 ounces pasta, to serve

What you do: 

1. Bring water to boil and start cooking pasta according to package directions.
2. In a skillet, fry onion and carrot in some olive oil (or use cooking spray) until onion is clear. Add grated zucchini and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Season with salt, to taste.
3. Transfer mixture into blender and run it until the sauce gets all creamy. Taste again, add pepper and other seasonings.
4. When pasta is done, drain it. Return sauce to a skillet, add pasta and heat a minute or so.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is AWESOME!  I just made it for me and my fiance and we DEVOURED all of it.  I added a little sherry vinegar and it gave it TONS of flavor.  The blending didn't really work until I added the vinegar and a little extra olive oil but altogether it was pretty easy to make.  This is definitely one of my new faves!  I was going to take a picture but we ate it too fast.  LOL
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I was so happy with the results. I nixed a good bit of the onion, and I added unmeasured amounts of basil, orageno, and salt. I added a dash or two of pepper, I'm not a pepper fan. Then as garnish, I steamed fresh spinach leaves and scattered them in the middle of the pasta on the plate. I diced up tomatoes and added them on top of the spinach. I served the tomatoes cold, but I suppose you could warm them. Personally, I really think the cold tomatoes made it.

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I must try this!!!! :D

Mmmmm K^2 this sound delicious. I can't wait to try it this tonight.

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What kinds of veggies did all of you use to serve with this sauce?  I am gong over in my head what would be good with it and I don't know for sure, I would like to try this but I need a more substantial meal then just pasta with sauce, I need more veggies to serve with it.  Thanks.

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This was pretty tasty, but I don't think mine came out like it was supposed to. I don't think hand blenders are the best things to use for this! Mine was really chunky and looked kind of unpleasant, and was also pretty difficult to mix in with my pasta. A good idea, but I won't try it again until I have a proper blending device.

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I must try this!!!! :D

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I made this, and tried it and I was like, this is pretty good, and I realized I hadn't added any seasonings! This is a cool recipe, I will definitely play around with it, it's great to get rid of lots of old veggies in the fridge.

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this was good.  i didnt have carrots so i added some frozen red and yellow pepper strips to the saute instead.  i had to add a few tsps of the pasta water to the blender so it would be anything but a paste though.  i also ended up using oregano, basil, nutritional yeast and then mixed in some diced up tomato and capers which added alot of flavor.

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I made this sauce last night according to directions and it turned out amazing! I would make it again the next time I plan on having pasta! Good job!

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I liked this idea a lot.  I added a tomato, some fresh basil and parsley, some lemon juice, and a little bit of roasted garlic.  Really yummy and satisfying.  A great way to dress pasta that is isn't the traditional tomato-based sauce or oily pesto. 

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