While summer is winding down, it's been a great growing season with just the right mix of sunny rays and generous sprinklings of water.
Sure, zucchini is great raw, but steaming long, curly strands of spiralized zucchini produces a lovely alternative to pasta and allows you to transform a healthy, low-calorie, low-carb vegetable into a giant bowl of yum.
In this recipe, the zucchini are steamed for only two minutes—enough time to soften them while still maintaining most of their nutrition.
Top with my delectable, pungent Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, basil, pine nuts, and cherry tomatoes. Shop at your local farmers market for zucchini, and look for varieties like "Romanesco" (green striped) and "Gold Rush" (bright, acid yellow).
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto is bursting with umami flavor. Umami is known as the "fifth taste" after sweet, sour, salty, and bitter and is characterized by its savoriness.