Easy Zoodles with Tomato and Basil

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If there is one recipe from us that you try, let it be this one! Seriously it is amazing. Not only are these zoodles delicious, they’re super easy, quick and cheap! For this recipe, you’ll need a spiral veggie slicer. I got mine at Marshall’s for $9.99 and you can get them at Bed Bath and Beyond and of course Amazon. I got a basic one, not the big spiralizer and was pretty happy with it! Easy to use and sliced well.

With a few simple ingredients, you can make this awesome dish that will taste like it took a lot more effort! Some fun add-ins would be chicken, Italian sausage, or shrimp. I kept it simple with just veggies and seasonings but we are already talking about things we can add to it next time!

Easy Zoodles with Tomato and Basil

The best part of this dish is that it’s top 8 allergen-free so you can feel good about serving it to friend and family with food allergies!

Did I mention it’s delicious? ;)

Easy Zoodles with Tomato and Basil

You start by spiral slicing a couple of zucchinis (I used the larger side of the slicer for slightly wider noodles) and halving a 10 oz package of grape tomatoes. Add a tablespoon or two of olive oil to a pan and heat to medium heat. Mince 4 cloves of garlic and sauté until garlic starts to brown. Add tomatoes and reduce heat to low and simmer until soft (about 15 mins) then add 1-2 tbsp chopped basil and zoodles and toss. Cook for about 2-3 minutes (don’t overcook zucchini noodles) then serve.

Easy Zoodles with Tomato and Basil

I’m telling you, if you haven’t tried zucchini noodles you will wonder what took you so long, I know I did! This recipe makes enough for a family side dish or two adult servings (we ate it as a meal!)

Easy "Zoodles" with Tomato and Basil
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Ingredients
  • 2 medium to large zucchinis
  • 10 oz package of grape tomatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp freshly chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Himalayan pink or sea salt and red pepper flakes to taste
Instructions
  1. Slice zucchinis and set aside.
  2. Half tomatoes and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.
  4. Add garlic and sauté until it starts to brown.
  5. Toss in tomatoes and reduce heat to low.
  6. Simmer for 15 mins or so until soft. Add zucchini noodles and basil then toss and simmer for 2-3 more minutes. Be careful not to overcook 'noodles!'

*This recipe is adapted from this one found on Skinny Taste.com

Kristen is a commercial/food photographer living in East TN with her hubby, two adorable kids and goldendoodle pup; lover of light, sweets, and all things natural and organic. You can follow her on Instagram.

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