Cucumber Noodles with a Tomato Sauce
This recipe provides a wonderfully healing and tasty meal for anytime of day. I think it's best for dinner as it's lovely and light.
1 English cucumber, peeled
2 medium-sized tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 clove of garlic
1/4 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped, more for garnish
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper, to taste
Squeeze of lemon juice on top (optional)
If you'd like to add meat to this dish try adding meatballs.
Make the cucumber into noodles using a spiralizer or you can make fat strips using a vegetable peeler. Divide between two bowls and set aside.
Place the tomatoes, garlic, fresh basil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in a food processor and process briefly until you get a chunky tomato sauce.
Ladle it on top of the cucumber noodles and top with fresh basil and a squeeze of lemon juice (optional).
If you're adding meatballs, here's my cheat method; get 4 sausages (I prefer to get mine from the local butcher), cut open the casing and shape the sausage meat into small meatballs. Depending on sausage size, it's about 2-3 balls per sausage. Cook the meatballs in olive oil on a medium to high heat, turning frequently, for 3-5 minutes, until brown all over.