This Zoodles(Zucchini noodles) recipe with vegan cheese sauce is a low-carb, dairy-free, and gluten-free lunch that is perfect for summer. It is a great alternative for people with diabetes.

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Zucchini is a very versatile ingredient in the kitchen and has a low caloric density (few calories for a large food volume). Therefore, using zucchini to replace pasta in your favorite recipes is a great option to instantly reduce the energy value of the dish. Plus, this tweak makes this option gluten-free and great for people suffering from diabetes.

Foods with low caloric density, such as zucchini, are perfect for diets with caloric restrictions, as they allow the consumption of a high volume of food, ensuring greater satiety, making you not starve on the diet.

On the other hand, nutritional yeast is a great substitute for Parmesan cheese on a vegan, or dairy-free, diet. In addition, this ingredient is a great source of fiber, vitamins, especially B vitamins (especially important for vegetarian diets)

This Vegan Cheese Sauce Zoodles recipe will blow your mind. Don’t forget to rate the recipe and leave your opinion in the comments.

Photo of a flowery plate with Zoodles with vegan cheese sauce. Next to the plate is a napkin with a golden fork.

Zoodles (zucchini noodles) with vegan cheese sauce

A low-carb, dairy-free, and gluten-free lunch that is perfect for summer. It is a great alternative for people with diabetes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course lunch
Cuisine Ayurveda
Servings 2
Calories 307 kcal

Ingredients
  

Zoodles

  • 300 g Zucchini

Vegan cheese sauce

  • 200 g cauliflower
  • 150 g potatoes
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 50 g cashews
  • 200 ml water
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Himalayan or sea salt

Instructions
 

  • First, you need to soak the cashews overnight or for 30 minutes in hot water.
  • Wash and cut the potatoes and cauliflower. In a pan, add water and salt, and boil them until soft. Boil them separately or add the cauliflower later, as it needs less time to be cooked. Let it cool down a bit.
  • Transfer the potatoes and cauliflower to a blender. Add cashews, nutritional yeast, water (use the remaining water from boiling the vegetables), garlic, and spices. Mix it very well until it has a creamy consistency. Add more water if it is too thick.
  • Using a spiralizer, transform the zucchini into spaghetti. Warm the sauce and mix it with the zoodles.
  • Garnish with fresh basil, the cherry tomatoes cut in half, and some olive oil (optional).
  • Relax and use all your senses, enjoy this colorful, healthy meal.

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Notes

The caloric value was calculated per serving.

Benefits:

Nutritional yeast is a good substitute for Parmesan cheese, especially if you’re a vegan or trying to avoid milk products. This ingredient has a savory, umami flavor that can enhance the taste of different dishes.
And even more important, nutritional yeast is a good source of fiber, vitamins, especially B vitamins, and protein.
Recommendations for doshas:
Vata: Instead of using raw zucchini and tomatoes, you can stir-fry them with some ghee and garlic before mixing them with the sauce. It is essential that you eat this meal warm.
Pitta: Is a good meal. Can use mint leaves instead of basil for its cooling effect. Reduce the amount of garlic.
Kapha: Zucchini is not the best option for Kapha. Still, compared with a classic pasta dish, which brings heaviness to the body, this recipe offers a lighter alternative. Adding more spices will improve digestion.
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Keyword Ayurveda, Healthy food, Vegetarian, Weight loss

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One Response

  1. 5 stars
    Wow…unglaublich lecker. Zurzeit ist Mein Liebling low carb Mittagsessen

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