Yellow Zucchini Jelly

The other day I had a crazy moment of creativity ( maybe it was just a crazy moment). I was thinking, if you can use agar agar to make vegan cheese and fruit jelly, why not use it to make a savoury jelly to use as a spread for sandwiches? I had some yellow zucchini sitting in my fridge, and without further thought, I got cooking! Yellow Zucchini JellyI cooked the zucchini in a pan for 10 minutes or so, until they were soft and translucent, and seasoned them with some rosemary, chili flakes, salt and agave syrup. When ready, I used a hand blender to mush it up. I prepared the agar agar in a separate pot, then mixed it in with my zucchini sauce. I split the mixture into two separate jars just for practicality. I then stuck the jars in the fridge and let the jelly set overnight. Yellow Zucchini JellyThe zucchini jelly is great for sandwiches ( you can use it to replace margarine ), but it also works well on pasta. I have to admit, the whole thing sounds a bit strange at first, but I was very happy with the end result. 

Yellow Zucchini Jelly

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Prep Time
5 min

Cook Time
15 min

Total Time
4 hr

Prep Time
5 min

Cook Time
15 min

Total Time
4 hr

Ingredients
  1. 2 yellow zucchinis
  2. 2 tbsp agave syrup
  3. pinch chili flakes
  4. 2 tsp rosemary
  5. salt
  6. 3 tsp agar agar powder
  7. 400 ml boiling water
Instructions
  1. In a pan, cook the zucchini until soft and translucent. Season with rosemary, chill, salt, and agave syrup. When ready, blend into a paste with a hand blender.
  2. In a separate pot, boil 400 ml of water. Add the agar agar powder, and mix well.
  3. Mix in the agar agar water with the zucchini paste.
  4. Put the mixture into one or two jars, and leave in the fridge to set for 3 hours or more, preferably overnight.
  5. Enjoy on bread or with your pasta!
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 Enjoy!