Making “pasta” out of zucchini or zoodles is simple and easy with a spiralizer! Use them to fix my Tomato Parmesan Zoodles, which are absolutely delicious.
Happy Tuesday friends!
I did it. I jumped on the zoodle bandwagon. I bought myself an inexpensive Spiralizer
(amazon affiliate link) and started making my own zucchini noodles.
I was sure the hubs would scoff at the idea and I’d be eating my zoodles alone, but once again he surprised me! I didn’t make a big deal about it and only told him what we were eating when I sat it down in front of him. After eating it for five minutes he asked me again what kind of pasta this was… and I told him it wasn’t pasta at all. He said he liked it and happily ate away!
I think this is a win for my Tomato Parmesan Zoodles. And the victory comes from the homemade sauce.
And the parmesan. The cheese always wins in my world.
I’m also excited about this dish because in a few weeks I will have all the ingredients (except for the cheese) coming from my garden!
My cherry tomatoes are already taking off. Look how tiny they were a few weeks ago?
My zucchini is also growing like crazy. Last year I had more than I knew what to do with!
My herb tower is already going crazy and I’m not having to buy fresh herbs anymore. It's so fabulous and easy!
Happy basil = happy julie.
I got a little diverted gushing about gardening, but in conclusion, buy a spiralizer. I like this one for an inexpensive hand held and if you have a Kitchenaid Mixer, try this attachment. I adore mine.
Go to the garden or your farmers market and get all the goodies to make this.
Jump on the bandwagon with me…. it’s fun and really tasty up here!
Tomato Parmesan Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ½ sweet or white onion, chopped
- 1 ½ teaspoon minced garlic, 3 cloves
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- pinch of red pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt, divided
- ½ teaspoon pepper, divided
- 2 medium zucchini, spiralized on large setting (about 4 cups)
- ¼ chopped fresh basil & oregano, ¼ cup total
- ½ lemon, juiced
- ½ cup shaved parmesan
- In a nonstick pan over medium heat sauté the onions in the olive oil for 3-5 minutes or until starting to turn translucent.
- Turn the heat down to low and allow the pan to cool a touch.
- Add the garlic and sauté for thirty seconds or until just starting to become fragrant.
- Add the cherry tomatoes, red pepper and half of the salt and pepper to pan and combine well.
- Cover with lid and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Turn heat back up to medium and add zucchini. Sautee for 2 minutes. Don't overcook. You still want the zucchini to have some bite.
- Add the lemon and herbs in the last 30 seconds of cooking.
- Remove from the heat and stir in half the parmesan. Garnish with the other half.
The servings are a bit smaller for my hungry hubby so I added a whole wheat roll and salad to round out the meal.
Want more zoodles? Try my Pistachio Pesto Zoodles!
Make sure to come back tomorrow! It’s giveaway time and it’s big!!! A pair of hiking shoes perfect for Asheville or wherever you live! Yayyyy!
I’m sharing this recipe for Foodie Friday, Meatless Monday with Tina and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and the Weekend Potluck. Also Full Plate Thursday with Miz Helen and FoodFriDIY and Tasty Tuesday. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
Have you made zoodles yet?
Pragati // Simple Medicine says
Zoodles are my absolute favorite. I can't wait til my garden starts producing it!
Tina muir says
YAY! Julie! I have been thinking about trying out zoodles, and you make it sound even more delicious with this recipe! Who doesn't love parmesan.....okay, quite a few people, but I am not one of them!!! Thanks or linking up with us 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
This looks so beautiful and fresh. I love making noodles like this, they are just so much lighter.
This looks delicious (although to be fair, everything you make looks amazing, haha)! <3 I really need to try making zoodles at some point! (Once I'm done moving all over the country and can actually unpack my spiralizer...)
You just made my day 🙂 Thank you! I know you would love zoodles 🙂
Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood says
This looks amazing! My basil is doing great as well and I'm so excited about it!!
I feel ya! I'm glad I'm not the only one excited about plants! haha!
I tried to make zoodles once and cut myself really bad so I haven't tried in a really long time! But I'm about to start a cleanse (yikes) so I will need some healthy alternatives to pasta... Great recipe! Thanks for sharing : )
Oh jeesh! Sounds like something I would do. Mental note to be careful!!!
I'm sure accident prone so one of my friends bought me some cut proof gloves for my mandolin. I might pull those out. Haha!
Jess @hellotofit says
I have that same spiralizer 😉 it's great for zucchini! Great recipe - love the basil!
Thanks! I'm a huge fan of basil too!
I do not have a spirilizer. I finally just got a fancy blender- so behind the times. But my garden is going gangbusters too- tomatoes and herbs! My basil and mint are out of control.
Ohhh!!! I actually don't have a fancy blender, so we can share 🙂
Sounds like you are going to have a really yummy summer too.
LOVE zoodles! This looks so fresh and delicious!
Thanks Annmarie! Perfect for gluten free too!
Annette Curti says
Looks Yum! I'm going to have to make this one. Another of your healthy delicious recipes. I have enjoyed all of your recipes I have already tried.
Thanks so much Annette. I am so glad you have enjoyed them.
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
One of my favorite go to meals so easy to make!
It is! And another way for me to cook the summer bounty of zucchini!
Libby Haire says
Domenica Zingone says
Love it! Everything looks so fresh!
Thanks Domenica! I hope you have a beautiful day!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Love that you got the same spiralizer as me! That is fantastic 😀 I am so jealous of your garden--not only is it so convenient but man do you have a great green thumb!
It came highly recommended 🙂
I just love to garden!
Blane Sherer says
Those were nice food preparation shots and nice garden shots too.