Spiralized Courgette Spaghetti with Chickpeas

This spiralized courgette spaghetti with chickpeas is not only healthy but really easy to make. A delicious, home-made rich tomato sauce combines the chickpeas together in a glorious fusion of natural flavours producing a great quick healthy meal for all the family.

This spiralized courgette spaghetti with chickpeas is not only healthy but really easy to make. A delicious, home-made rich tomato sauce combines the chickpeas together in a glorious fusion of natural flavours producing a great quick healthy meal for all the family.

Simple spiralized courgette spaghetti with chickpeas is my first spiralizer recipe. It’s definitely one I would recommend for those of us who are “spiralizer beginners”.

Yes, I got a spiralizer for Christmas! Since then I’ve been spiralizing everything in sight and Lady Lynne has been keeping well clear!

This spiralized courgette spaghetti with chickpeas is not only healthy but really easy to make. A delicious, home-made rich tomato sauce combines the chickpeas together in a glorious fusion of natural flavours producing a great quick healthy meal for all the family.

I had some spare tomato base (excluding the chilli) I’d made previously for my tomato and chickpea soup. So I thought I’d trial that as a sauce here with some practice spiralized courgette spaghetti noodles.

This spiralized courgette spaghetti with chickpeas is not only healthy but really easy to make. A delicious, home-made rich tomato sauce combines the chickpeas together in a glorious fusion of natural flavours producing a great quick healthy meal for all the family.

I added the chickpeas for protein and the home-made tomato sauce has a fantastic sweet taste. It turned out to be a combination of flavours that I just had to share!

Spiralized Courgette Spaghetti with Chickpeas
 
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This spiralized courgette spaghetti with chickpeas is not only healthy but really easy to make. A delicious, home-made rich tomato sauce combines the chickpeas together in a glorious fusion of natural flavours producing a great quick healthy meal for all the family.
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 ripe vine tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium sized courgettes (zucchini), about 350g. spiralized
  • 1 tbsp. coriander, freshly chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a medium sized saucepan and saute the onion and garlic for about 3 – 4 minutes until soft. Keep stirring so as not to burn.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes, oregano and salt. Keep stirring and allow the tomatoes to simmer down to a liquid pulp for about 8 – 10 minutes.
  3. Blitz the tomato pulp in a food processor or with a stick blender until you have a thick creamy tomato sauce.
  4. Add the sauce back to the pan, re-heat it until it begins to bubble, then stir in the spiralized courgette and chickpeas.
  5. Heat through until warm and serve garnished with the freshly chopped coriander.
Notes
All my recipes and conversions to U.S. measuring units can be found at my yummly page.

 

Spiralized Courgette Spaghetti with Chickpeas Nutrition Label

This spiralized courgette spaghetti with chickpeas is not only healthy but really easy to make. A delicious, home-made rich tomato sauce combines the chickpeas together in a glorious fusion of natural flavours producing a great quick healthy meal for all the family.

As well as being low calorie, low carb and low in fat, this recipe is an excellent source of dietary fibre providing nearly half of our daily recommended amount.

This spiralized courgette spaghetti with chickpeas is not only healthy but really easy to make. A delicious, home-made rich tomato sauce combines the chickpeas together in a glorious fusion of natural flavours producing a great quick healthy meal for all the family.

Spiralized Courgette Spaghetti Thoughts

Just how clever is google nowadays?

When I was trying to decide what to call this recipe, I wanted to get “zucchini” into the title as well as “courgette” so that my recipe would appeal to the whole international community.

I mean seriously why do we have two different names for the same vegetable anyway? Couldn’t we have just decided on one?

This could be another whole debate just like the Dundee cake one couldn’t it?

This spiralized courgette spaghetti with chickpeas is not only healthy but really easy to make. A delicious, home-made rich tomato sauce combines the chickpeas together in a glorious fusion of natural flavours producing a great quick healthy meal for all the family.

Anyway, I discovered it doesn’t matter if you google for “spiralized courgette spaghetti” as it brought up everything to do with “spiralized zucchini spaghetti” and vice versa. So that was fine.

Result = hours of time saved for Neil, who otherwise would have deliberated over it for hours days.

Result = Lady Lynne saved from that grumpy Neil monster lurking about trying to work out what to call this recipe!

I’ve got some other new spiralizer recipes being trialled at the moment. So the sooner Lady Lynne can put her seal of approval on them. The sooner you’ll have them. 😉

Catch you Thursday! 🙂

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Comments

  1. ONE OF MY FAVORITE things to do with my veggies – SPIRALIZE THE CRAP out of them! lol!
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  2. You know that I am obsessed with zoodles, coodles, or whatever you want to call them. NOMS
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      We are both obsessed and we will no doubt end up in some house full of crazies where they keep all of the zoodle, noodle, coodle spiralized deviants! 😉

  3. Beaming with pride 🙂 And a fabulous first recipe to share on the blog! Spiralizer inauguration!!
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  4. We love our spiraliser too, but usually just top it with a simple tomato sauce. I am definitely throwing some chickpeas in there next time too!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      My spiralizer has become one of my most used kitchen gadgets! I’ve got your Greek Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Feta and Olives on my list! 🙂

  5. I love chickpeas and don’t eat them enough – this would be a great use for my (forgotten) spiralizer!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Sarah. I just find chickpeas such a low cost versatile ingredient. They’re so easy for chucking into any dish to add an extra bit of protein.

      I hope you bring out that spiralizer again. Maybe I can persuade you to do that with some more yummy spiralizer recipes I’ve got coming in the future? 🙂

  6. YAY for spiralized courgette / zucchini – to be honest, I had no idea they were the same thing!
    Looking forward to seeing many more spiralized recipes on here, Neil – because this is a winner!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I never actually knew that there were two different names for the same thing Shashi, until I started looking up recipes years ago!

      And even then, I often thought because I couldn’t get the thing you guys called “zucchini” here in the UK, I couldn’t make certain recipes.

      Until I found out they were the same thing. Doh! 😉

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