A while ago I bought this low carb recipe book and I’ve made a few things from it, all very nice It makes a real difference to have it handy when I’m all out of ideas and have been eating the same things for days (hint: bacon).
One of the low carb dishes in the book is a spicy aubergine and tomato dish I really like. It takes a while to make though because it requires the aubergine to be roasted for an hour before mixing with the other ingredients. So yesterday I decided to make my own slightly altered and quicker version and make it with zucchini instead of aubergine. It was awesome and I´ll definitely make it again. I had it with roast chicken last night and then ate the rest for lunch today with hot dogs (I know, sounds weird but it was nice). You could totally have it as a side dish with almost any meat or fish. It was a little spicy so I recommend you maybe put 75% of the spices to begin with and taste before you add the rest. Now let me give you my version:
Low carb Spicy zucchini and tomato deliciousness!
For 5-6 people as a side dish
2 medium zucchinis – sliced or cubed into medium pieces
2 tbsp oil or butter (or whatever you like frying with)
1 small red onion – chopped finely
1.5 tbsp fresh ginger – minced
1 tbsp garlic – minced
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground coriander
3-4 medium tomatoes – chopped coarsely
2-3 tbsp fresh coriander – chopped
Freshly ground pepper and sea salt to taste
- In a medium-hot frying pan heat the oil/butter and fry your zucchini, stirring occationally until it’s very soft. If it browns too soon you need to lower the heat. For me it took around 10 minutes.
- Push the zucchini to one side of the pan, add the onion, ginger, garlic and spices and try to stir it for 1 minute before mixing it with the zucchini. If the pan is small and it all mixes together right away that’s fine, don’t worry.
- Now add the tomatoes and stir constantly until they break up and the mixture becomes somewhat mushy. You can have it as mushy as you like, just stop when you think it looks good.
- Remove the pan from the heat, mix in the fresh coriander and season with sea salt and pepper.
- Serve and enjoy.
Note: I would guess this comes down to around 8 net carbs per serving because of the onion, garlic and tomatoes. I try to stay under 20-30 a day so I have to be careful with the portions on this. I could probably eat the whole thing in one sitting, because it’s so good