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Roz Purcell is a bestselling cookery author and entrepreneur. Roz has successfully launched a stellar media career which includes a winning role on Come Dine with Me Ireland, a guest chef appearance on TV3’s the Restaurant, and a stint as a Celebrity Bainisteor on RTE. Her passion for healthy food and lifestyle has earned her thousands of followers on social media in recent years.

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Courgetti Carbonara

Courgetti Carbonara
Courgetti Carbonara
Courgetti Carbonara

Courgetti is a lifesaver, its definitely my go to quick dish when I get in late and I need something fast. However courgetti does need some tarting up….with lovely dips and sauces! I picked up a spiralizer for 40 quid but you can pick up julienne peelers for 2-3 euro in homeware stores that do the job nicely too, they are also handy for travelling, small and neat for anyone with confined kitchen space. The only part that takes a little bit of prep is the sauce, make sure you have the cashews soaked well in advance. You can pre make the entire sauce and store in a glass jar for 3 days in the fridge.

Courgetti Carbonara

Ingredients
  • 2 large courgettes spiralized
Sauce
  • 100g raw cashews soaked in water overnight
  • 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 80ml boiling water
  • 1 tbsp. Vegetable bouillon- I used Dr.Coys
  • Handful of fresh parsley chopped.
Optional Serving Suggestions 
  • sautéed mushroom
  • diced bacon/chorizo or shredded chicken
Method
  1. Spiralize the courgettes, ether leave them raw or highly steam to wilt a little.
  2. Drain the cashews and place them in a nutribullet along with the rest of the sauce ingredients, blend into a smooth creamy sauce, with no visibly bits of cashew.
  3. Pour over the courgette and combine.
  4. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

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