Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spaghetti Zucchini Squash Limone Parmeggiano.

I am completely obsessed with zucchini and squash, the God sent replacement to pasta. Everything italian has recently been making the rounds at our house, thanks to this super vegetable that subs as a great pasta. Best part about it is that the kids actually love the taste and ask for more. So no complaints here, except that it does not nearly make enough to go around for seconds.

The recipe that I made tonight is an adaptation from Gwyneth Paltrow's "my father's daughter"  cookbook. For me it is fun to adapt recipes to fit my gluten free life style. Recently, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's so eating healthy has become not just important to our family, but vital for the health and happiness of my family. This diet is strict, no iodine salt, no gluten, no sugar, no coffee, no caffeine, and the list goes on. My choices have been greatly limited, but it has been nice to finally have an answer to so many health problems that I have had over the years. (no ranting here, seriously it is fun to give up coffee)

Spaghetti Zucchini Squash Limone Parmeggiano.


  • 3 cups of fresh leaf spinach
  • 4 zucchini
  • 2 squash
  • 1 juice of a lemon
  • a dash of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup of finely grated parmesan cheese (optional) Paleo friends just substitute chicken or shrimp :-)


Wash zucchini, squash, and spinach. Slice off the end of the zucchini, and then use your vegetable peeler to peel length wise on the zucchini and squash. While you are peeling, sauté spinach in a large skillet, with the olive oil. Add noodles, juice of the lemon, salt, pepper, and cook for 8 minutes on medium. Add basil, and remove from heat. Transfer into a serving dish, then add Parmesan cheese, and toss until the cheese has melted. 

Serve and enjoy!


  1. This recipe looks great! I am a little confused, however, about what squash is. To me, squash is winter squash, unless it is summer squash, which is zucchini (green or yellow), crookneck squash, and pattypan squash. Since you don't have a photo of the vegetables before cutting, I'm not sure. Can you elaborate on that?

    1. Hi Debra! Good question. The squash used in this recipe was a summer squash, specifically a slightly crookneck, but I think a straight neck would work. The zucchini was the typical green kind, not golden. Also, This recipe will serve four to five.