To top it off, I’ve cooked together leeks and tomato sauce for a deliciously deep and fragrant marinara sauce that brings something different and exciting to the table. Enjoy!

Serves 2

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato purée
  • Herbs for garnish

What to Do:

  1. Slice zucchini into ribbons or spiral noodles. You can do this a few ways: a mandoline, a spiral peeler (aka spiralizer), or simply julienne cut the zucchini into noodle-like strips. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the onion and leek. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the onion is translucent.
  4. Add the tomato purée to the saucepan and mix.
  5. Cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens to your liking.
  6. Pour the leek marinara sauce over the zucchini and dig in! The warmth of the sauce will soften the zucchini.