Move over tomato sauce…zucchini sauce is a delicious summer alternative.
While vacationing in Amalfi Coast, Italy, I came to love the restaurant Buca di Bacco in Positano. Besides for the gorgeous views and the delicious food, the people we met there were so kind and charming. We ended up eating there multiple nights.
The first night there, we met Chef Andrea Ruggiero and quickly became friends. While the restaurant was already able to cater to gluten-free and vegetarian requests, he promised to make me a few special dishes while I was there, including this Zucchini Sauce.
He served it over a gluten-free gnocchi, but this could be used on any sort of (gluten-free) pasta dish, or even a flavorful replacement for sauce on a cauliflower crust pizza, or straight over sauteed or grilled vegetables.
Here’s hoping this recipe transports you to the beautiful coast of Italy!
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