Saucy Zoodles with Vegan “Parmesan”! Bonus Hummus Recipe at the End!

8 minutes meals, here we come!

This Saucy Zoodles with Vegan Parmesan dish is crazy yummy, crazy easy and crazy quick to make!

I love this vegan Parmesan so much! I actually use it on tons of dishes, including sprinkling it on freshly popped popcorn! My daughter loves it on popcorn as well! But I digress…

On to the dish:

Zucchini noodles: sweet, simple and delicious!

Marinara sauce: Your fave kind will do. Whether it is from a jar or homemade. The twist here is that when you are heating the sauce, you will be adding a couple tablespoons of hummus to it! Whaaat?? Yes! Adding protein and a creamy, garlicky richness.

Vegan “Parmesan”: Yum! Made with Cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic and sea salt. Nutritional yeast is packed with protein! Yay!! Add the protein from the cashews and you are sprinkling a little plant based protein power house of goodness on your meal! Keep the extra in the fridge and sprinkle on soups, salads, popcorn… everything!

I made this dish tonight for this blog posts photos and for tomorrow’s Channel 8’s Good Morning Ct at 9, Meatless Monday. As I was making it I was worrying if it might be a bit boring and maybe I should go with something else…

Then after photos I tasted it… then proceeded to scarf down the entire dish! I had forgotten how much I LOVE this dish!

I hope you like it as well!

The recipe:

Saucy Zoodles with Vegan “Parmesan”

2-3 Fresh zucchini 

1-2 Tsp extra virgin olive oil

A jar of your favourite marinara sauce

2-3 Tbsp hummus

1 Cup raw cashews

4 Tbsp nutritional yeast

1 clove of garlic

1/2 Tsp sea salt

  • Make Vegan “Parmesan” by adding garlic and cashews to the food processor. Pulse until finely ground.
  • Add nutritional yeast and sea salt to cashew mix and pulse again until all finely ground.
  • Set to the side 
  • Use spiraliser to make zucchini noodles.
  • Sautéed zucchini noodles in 1-2 Tsp of olive oil over medium to medium/high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Heat marinara sauce in saucepan, add hummus and mix well.
  • Plate up your Zoodles, top with hummus-y marinara sauce and then sprinkle with (ample amounts if you are like me) Vegan “parmesan”.
  • Enjoy and come back for guilt free seconds!! ❤️

Classic Hummus

1 can chic peas drained and very well rinsed

1 clove if garlic

Juice of one lemon

2 Tbsp tahini

3/4- 1 Tsp sea salt

5 Tbsp olive oil (or more for consistency)

  • Place all ingredients in the food processor and blend away.
  • Check for consistency, add more olive oil if necessary.
  • Check flavour, add more salt and or lemon juice to taste.
  • This hummus rocks!


❤️, April

About agodfrey

I am a Holistic Health Coach, Dance Teacher, and Mum of 2 gorgeous Babes. My mission is to inspire wellness. To help people remember to nourish and nurture themselves so that they can thrive. To ultimately live healthier, happier lives.

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