Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Low Carb "Ravioli"

Welcome to my tiny kitchen and sub-par photography.
Today we are making Low Carb Zucchini "Ravioli.

You will need: a vegetable peeler, some sort of grill, I use a Flavorwave oven, but you could also make these on a Foreman Grill, (It is important the moisture is allowed to cook off.) a blender or Magic Bullet type appliance.

Ingredients:
"Ravioli"
4 oz. Zucchini

"Filling"
3 oz. boiled chicken
1/8 cup ricotta
1/8 cup mozzarella
1 tsp. freeze dried basil
sprinkle of parmesan for flavor

"Sauce":
1/2 oz of cream cheese
1/4 c pizza sauce (I use Great Value)

Directions:
Cut off one edge of your zucchini. Stick a fork in the non-cut end.Peel off ribbons of zucchini for "noodles." Make a plus sign with two noodles going horizontally. Finish the plus sign with two noodles going vertically. Place mozzarella, and chicken in a blender and pulse. Add ricotta, basil and parm. Place a heaping tablespoon of the filling at the center of your zucchini plus sign. Fold up the zucchini over the filling. Grill in your Foreman until slightly brown, or cook in your Flavorwave for 6 mins at 400. Flip and cook for another 6 mins.
(My guess for trying to cook these in an oven, place a cookie sheet under a metal cooling rack and bake on there.) While raviolis are cooking, melt cream cheese and pizza sauce together in a small sauce pan on medium low heat or microwave in a mug...easier dish to clean. Serve ravioli topped with sauce.
Stick a fork in one end and start peeling ribbons.
Make a plus sign, add filling.
Fold it and cook it.




Finished dish topped with sauce.  7.9 net carbs

11 comments:

  1. Really awesome recipe! Will be trying this soon. Great idea for a blog, too!

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  2. Wow thanks for being my first commenter! Hope you enjoy the recipe once you make it.

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  3. I REALLY look forward to giving this a try!! Thank you!!

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  4. Such a great idea! I'm going to make this for dinner this week! Thanks!!!

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  5. Thanks everyone! Let me know what you think.

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  6. Is that 7.9 net carbs for ALL those raviolis pictured, or just for one?

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  7. Just so you know, I've been a pinterest follower for a while and this is honestly the first thing I've seen that I've gone straight to the store for ingredients, just got back... can't wait to try it out tonight, thanks!

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  8. How do you think this would be if you dipped in egg wash then rolled in some almond flower/ ground flax mix or even some crused pork rinds then baked? Have you evr tried salting the zucchini ribbons first and allowing some of the liquid to leach out? I am looking forward to trying this!

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  9. Actually I've been toying with the idea of using italian sausage and pepper jack cheese in the center and trying to bread it for a toasted ravioli. I have made zucchini fries with egg wash and a low-carb "breading mix." The mix pretty much consists of ground flax, ground chia, and protein isolates. I added parmesan to it. They got pretty crunchy and were quite satisfying as a fry alternative. I haven't ever tried salt for leaching out the moisture, that would be an interesting experiment. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  10. Thanks Suzann. I hope you enjoy it!

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