Tomato Parmesan Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)

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Tomato Parmesan Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)

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.

tomato parmesan zoodles / Spiralize zucchini noodles for a quick and easy low fat meal!

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.

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tomato parmesan zoodles / Spiralize zucchini noodles for a quick and easy low fat meal!

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!

#victory #zoodlestakeonamerica

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.

tomato parmesan zoodles / Spiralize zucchini noodles for a quick and easy low fat meal!

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!

tomato plants on deck / running in a skirt

My herb tower is already going crazy and I’m not having to buy fresh herbs anymore.  It’s so fabulous and easy!

herb tower on deck/ Running in a Skirt

Happy basil = happy julie.

Basil/ Running in a Skirt

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.

 

tomato parmesan zoodles / Spiralize zucchini noodles for a quick and easy low fat meal!

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 / Spiralize zucchini noodles for a quick and easy low fat meal!

Happy cooking!

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Tomato Parmesan Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
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.
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet or white onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 3 cloves
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • pinch of red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 2 medium zucchini spiralized on large setting (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 chopped fresh basil & oregano 1/4 cup total
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan
Instructions
  1. In a nonstick pan over medium heat sauté the onions in the olive oil for 3-5 minutes or until starting to turn translucent.
  2. Turn the heat down to low and allow the pan to cool a touch.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté for thirty seconds or until just starting to become fragrant.
  4. Add the cherry tomatoes, red pepper and half of the salt and pepper to pan and combine well.
  5. Cover with lid and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  6. 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.
  7. Add the lemon and herbs in the last 30 seconds of cooking.
  8. Remove from the heat and stir in half the parmesan. Garnish with the other half.
Recipe Notes

I put my dish in a serving dish and then add the parmesan so it doesn't get stuck to my hot pan.


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!

Pistachio Pesto Zoodles - raw or cooked zucchini noodle dish / Running in a Skirt

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!

Your turn?

Have you made zoodles yet?

By | 2018-06-28T14:26:09+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Gardening, Lunch, Vegetarian Meals|28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. Tuesday Treasures June 9, 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    […] Zoodles! We’re about to have zucchinis coming out of our ears around here, and I cannot wait to trick my family with try this recipe. […]

  2. Pragati // Simple Medicine June 9, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Zoodles are my absolute favorite. I can’t wait til my garden starts producing it!

  3. Tina muir June 8, 2015 at 8:07 am - Reply

    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 🙂

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy June 3, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

    This looks so beautiful and fresh. I love making noodles like this, they are just so much lighter.

  5. Farrah June 2, 2015 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    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…)

    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      You just made my day 🙂 Thank you! I know you would love zoodles 🙂

  6. This looks amazing! My basil is doing great as well and I’m so excited about it!!

    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      I feel ya! I’m glad I’m not the only one excited about plants! haha!

  7. Jamie June 2, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

    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 : )

    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      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!

  8. Jess @hellotofit June 2, 2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I have that same spiralizer 😉 it’s great for zucchini! Great recipe – love the basil!

  9. Andrea June 2, 2015 at 8:43 am - Reply

    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.

    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      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.

  10. Annmarie June 2, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply

    LOVE zoodles! This looks so fresh and delicious!

  11. Annette Curti June 2, 2015 at 8:02 am - Reply

    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.

    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Annette. I am so glad you have enjoyed them.

  12. One of my favorite go to meals so easy to make!

    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      It is! And another way for me to cook the summer bounty of zucchini!

  13. Libby Haire June 2, 2015 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Looks yummy.

  14. Domenica Zingone June 2, 2015 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Love it! Everything looks so fresh!

  15. Susie @ SuzLyfe June 2, 2015 at 6:48 am - Reply

    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!

    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      It came highly recommended 🙂
      I just love to garden!

  16. Blane Sherer June 2, 2015 at 5:13 am - Reply

    Those were nice food preparation shots and nice garden shots too.

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