MINT & ZUCCHINI SAUCE

ready to store

Hey guys. Are you into mint just as much as I am? In summer I always carry a bottle of water infused with mint and lemon with me. But that’s not enough for a mintaholic like me. I love to combine it with sweet and salty dishes. Herbs make everything better. I have three different types of mint on my balcony: peppermint, pineapple mint and the standard one. If you are looking for a healthy summer dish you should give this one a try. You can serve it with pasta but I recommend it without. The soy chunks will provide you with a lot of energy and the zucchini will help you to lower your stress level. 

mint & zucchini ingredients

for 4; vegan (& gluten free option)

Ingredients

– 1 zucchini
– about 30 cherry tomatoes
– tomato sauce (glass bottled)
– 2 cups of soy granules
– 1 tbsp. of tomato paste
– fresh mint & parsnip
– 2 chilies
– salt

Instruction

1. Grate zucchini and cut tomatoes into little pieces.
2. Fry soy granules, tomato paste, chilies, and salt in a pan for 10 minutes. Keep stiring.
3. Now add tomato pieces and fry for another 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, mint, parsnip and some water and let cook at medium heat.
4. I made some more and kept it in a mason jar in the fridge for busy days. You can eat it just the way it is, or have it with pasta. Enjoy.

Health Benefits

Mint is more than just a garnish. It calms stomach cramps and fights aches and pains. Mint leaves purify blood and have an anti-spasmodic effect on the soothe muscles of your body, so it is a great remedy to relieve the pain of menstrual cramps. Moreover it beats stress and depression and boosts Immunity.

Zucchini contains dietary fiber which helps to lower cholesterol. The high levels of vitamin C and A prevent you from atherosclerosis. It lowers blood pressure because zucchinis help to alleviate the stress on the body’s circulatory system.

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