Quick Spiralized Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes

Quick Spiralized Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes is a delicious, low-carb summer side dish. Ready in less than 15 minutes.

Quick Spiralized Zucchini (Zoodles) and Grape Tomatoes

I think it was on an episode of MasterChef Junior that I heard the quote “what grows together, goes together” which makes so much sense. Zucchini, tomatoes and basil are just made for each other, you can serve as a side dish, as suggested, or even as a main dish topped with some grilled shrimp or chicken.

Since grape tomatoes and zucchini are in season, I thought it would be a good time to revive this recipe from the archives.I’ve been using the thicker blade on my Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer to make my zoodles (zucchini noodles). I like the larger noodle because it has more of bite and I’m careful not to overcook them so they don’t get soggy. Under two minutes is all they need, then I quickly remove them from the hot skillet or they will keep cooking.

Quick Spiralized Zucchini (Zoodles) and Grape Tomatoes

Quick Spiralized Zucchini (Zoodles) and Grape Tomatoes

I think it was on an episode of MasterChef Junior that I heard the quote "what grows together, goes together" which makes so much sense. Zucchini, tomatoes and basil are just made for each other, you can serve as a side dish, as suggested, or even as a main dish topped with some grilled shrimp or chicken.
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Quick Spiralized Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes

1
Freestyle Points
117
Calories
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Side Dish
CUISINE: American
I think it was on an episode of MasterChef Junior that I heard the quote "what grows together, goes together" which makes so much sense. Zucchini, tomatoes and basil are just made for each other, you can serve as a side dish, as suggested, or even as a main dish topped with some grilled shrimp or chicken.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 lb grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • pinch red crushed pepper flakes
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 large zucchini, spiralized with thicker blade

Instructions

  • In a large non-stick pan set over high heat, heat the oil.
  • Add the garlic and cook until golden, 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomatoes, and crushed red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low.
  • Simmer, covered, until the tomatoes soften, 15 minutes.
  • Increase heat to medium-high, stir in the zucchini and basil, season with salt and cook 2 minutes. Serve right away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 117kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 31mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 1
Points +: 3