Zucchini Carbonara

20140626-065329-24809987.jpgSo I really need to go to the grocery store, but this week I have been putting it off because #1 it is finals week (grateful I am only taking 2 classes this summer) and #2 eating from the pantry seems to make my grocery budget go further.  Grateful once again for the 21 Day Fix and even when you are eating from your pantry you can eat clean and be healthy! This recipe serves one and for your 21 Day Fixers it is one green and 1 red!  It is so rich it is hard to believe that it is super healthy.  Enjoy!

Zucchini Carbonara {gluten free/dairy free}

1 zucchini julienned (or spiralized using THIS)

2 cloves of minced garlic

2 strips of bacon

1 egg yolk

1/4 cup water (or chicken broth)

Red Pepper Flakes

Ground Black Pepper

Place zucchini in a colander set over the sink. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and allow to sit for at least 20 minutes. After it sweats rinse off the salt and pat dry with paper towels or clean dishtowel so your “noodles” aren’t soggy.20140626-065507-24907131.jpg

After your zucchini is done sweating, cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Cut bacon with kitchen shears. Lower the heat and add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes, stirring to thoroughly coat garlic in bacon fat. Don’t let the garlic burn. Add water (or broth) and allow to cook for a couple of minutes until the liquid reduces by about half.

Add zucchini to skillet and stir, seasoning with black pepper. Cook for 3-5 minutes until zucchini has softened.

While the zucchini is cooking, whisk the egg yolk in a small bowl with a large splash of hot water. Remove skillet from heat and pour in egg. Stir to coat zucchini with egg.

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