basil bacon and zucchini pasta

Bacon-Basil Zucchini “Pasta”




Yield 3-4 servings



  1. Finely julienne zucchini lengthwise to create long strips of zucchini.  Toss with salt in a colander and let sit in the sink for 1 hour.
  2. Rinse the zucchini very, very thoroughly (have a taste to make sure it’s not salty at all).  Drain on a tea towel or paper towels to get rid of as much moisture as possible.
  3. Heat bacon grease in an oversized frying pan over medium-high heat.  Add garlic and zucchini and sauté, stirring frequently until zucchini is  cooked “al dente”, about 4-5 minutes (should be a very hot pan).
  4. Toss in basil and walnuts (if using) and cook another 2 minutes, stirring a couple of times.

Recipe by The Paleo Mom at