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Chef’s Table: Alexis Schulze shares her Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

Alexis Schulze_NekterAlexis Schulze has created a life of making healthy choices for herself, educating others on doing the same and providing excellent options for everyone’s tastes. Her and her husband, Steven, created nekter Juice Bar after finding that many juice offerings in the market were sugar laden and rife with preservatives.

After feeling a little defeated, they decided to do something about it and created the concept of a neighborhood juice that really focused on the ingredients, reasonable pricing and tantalizing flavors. The nekter menu quickly brought in customers looking to enhance their diet with fresh juices, hearty smoothies, snacks, acai bowls, bottled Nekter Grab n’ Gos and their popular 1,2,3 & 5 day Nekter Cleanse Program (15 pounds of cold pressed fruits and vegetables packed into a day’s cleanse).

Alexis’ day begins and ends with healthful choices and she is ensuring that her children have appreciation for and taste for natural food and ingredients. She has graciously shared one of her family’s favorite dishes that makes a frequent appearance on her Chef’s Table with us; Zucchini Pasta.

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Chef's Table Zucchini Pasta by Alexis Schulze
Zucchini Pasta
Print Recipe
This is a simple kid friendly sauce as is but you could sneak in some sautéed veggies since you're puréeing at the end. Carrots or red bell peppers will sweeten and add depth of flavor.
Servings
4-6 People
Servings
4-6 People
Chef's Table Zucchini Pasta by Alexis Schulze
Zucchini Pasta
Print Recipe
This is a simple kid friendly sauce as is but you could sneak in some sautéed veggies since you're puréeing at the end. Carrots or red bell peppers will sweeten and add depth of flavor.
Servings
4-6 People
Servings
4-6 People
Ingredients
  • 4 whole zucchini spiralized
  • 1/2 whole onion
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4-6 clove garlic
  • 1 Tbsp basil
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 box Pomi strained tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Chop onion and saute in olive oil until softened and slightly caramalized
  2. Add the garlic cloves until softened, taking care not to brown
  3. Add in the basil, oregano, strained Pomi tomatoes and tomato paste
  4. Add in the red wine and allow the sauce to simmer for about 10 minutes
  5. Saute your spiralized zucchini while your sauce is simmering
  6. Once the sauce is ready, puree in a blender
  7. Top your zucchini with the sauce, plate and enjoy.
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Alexis shared, “I love to make this for my kids – it tastes just as good as spaghetti and tomato sauce, but it is a healthy version of it. I’m able to sneak in many servings of greens easily without them noticing (zucchini pasta, fresh veggies in the sauce), and they always go back for seconds!”

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I can’t wait to share this with my own family and have them get involved in the process. Make sure you do the same and be sure to check out any one of the 6 nekter Juice Bar locations in the Valley.

 

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About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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