Vegetarian & Vegan

Hidden veggies in tomato sauce!

Hidden zucchinis to be specific.   And not for the kids.   Nope, it is for dear hubby El Cubano that is  a little scared of whatever is green in his plate.   Well, good challenge for me!  I tricked him and I won!   The sweet victory, there is nothing like it!

Hidden veggies

Last time that I gave a try to add some green, it was with my green smoothie.  I wanted to trick him but when he saw it and asked what was in it, I said the truth and asked him to try…  Mhhh well, it did not work!  Sight.

So this time, he asked, I said nothing, the usual.  Ok, good.   After, after cleaning up his plate with his fork, I confessed…  I am not going to lie, he felt deceived but eh that was for a good cause!

Give it a try, it is really a good lie!


Author: Mélanie


  • – 3 garlic cloves
  • – 1/2 small onion
  • – A drizzle of olive oil
  • – 3 zucchinis minced
  • – 300ml of tomato sauce
  • – Salt and pepper to taste
  • – A pinch of Herbes de Provence


  • Mince the garlic and the onion and warm your pan with the olive. Throw them in the pan and cook them until golden at medium heat.
  • – Add the zucchinis and let them cook a little. After then, add the tomato sauce. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes at low heat.
  • – Add the herbs, salt and pepper to taste.
  • – I chose to blend the sauce with hand blender to hide it better.
  • – Serve with pasta and a nice grilled chicken.

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    Jerry | Simply Good Eating
    March 31, 2014 at 6:08 am

    What a great meal and also a great way to sneak in some vegetables in the sauce :) Great tip. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Reply
      March 31, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Thank you! I was actually a success, everybody loved it.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    April 3, 2014 at 1:46 am

    I like the idea of sneaking in veggies in pasta sauce!

    • Reply
      April 3, 2014 at 2:03 am

      Hehe, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do for hubby!

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