Recipe by: Fine Dining Lovers
Looking for new paleo recipes? Find out how to make zucchini spaghetti and meatballs, the perfect first course if you’re following a paleo diet.
For the meatballs and sauce
Beef ———— 400 g, lean, mince
Pork —————- 300 g, mince
Onion ——- 1/2 tsp, powder or salt
Garlic ——- 1/2 tsp, powder or salt
Olive oil ————— 1 1/2 tbsp
Tomato — 800 g, canned chopped
Pepper ——— freshly ground
For the zucchini spaghetti
Zucchini —————– 3 large
Yellow zucchini ———– 3 large
Olive oil —————– 2 tbsp
Chili pepper ——– 1 red, sliced
Parsley — 3 tbsp,roughly chopped
Preparation time ——– 10 m
Cooking time ———– 35 m
Recipe category — First course
Recipe yield ————– 4
HOW TO MAKE ZUCCHINI PALEO SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS
To prepare zucchini spaghetti (paleo) and meatballs start preheating the oven to 200°C (180° fan) | gas 6.
Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
FOR THE MEATBALLS AND SAUCE
Combine the ground meats, onion powder, garlic powder, and plenty of seasoning in a large mixing bowl.
Scrunch together until just combined; try not to overwork the mixture.
Shape into meatballs and place on the lined baking tray, spaced apart. Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan set over a medium heat until hot.
Add the onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt, sweating for 5 minutes until softened.
Add the chopped tomatoes, stir well, and simmer over a slightly reduced heat for 7-8 minutes until thickened.
Season to taste and set aside.
FOR THE ZUCCHINI SPAGHETTI
Cut the ends off the zucchini.
Place in a spiraliser and turn the handle to produce strands of zucchini spaghetti.
Rinse in a bowl of cold water.
Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan set over a medium heat.
Drain the zucchini spaghetti and add to the pan, tossing to coat in the oil.
Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
Season to taste.
Remove the meatballs when ready. Add to the sauce, reheating it over a medium heat.
Lift the zucchini spaghetti onto plates and top with the meatballs and sauce.
Garnish the zucchini paleo spaghetti and meatballs with red chilli and chopped parsley.