Quick Spiralized Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes

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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

117 Cals 4 Protein 20 Carbs 5 Fats
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, Sodium: 31mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 2g
WW Points Plus: 3
Keywords: spiralized zucchini

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126 comments

  1. I love this recipe but today I read the comments and I have a question. I use zoodles that I buy presliced. In one reply you say that you use cooked zoodles. Are you saying that you blanch them first before they go in to pan? Thank you

  2. Loved this recipe!  I added 1/2 red pepper to garlic to sauté them together.  I also added some dry red wine with the tomatoes and let it reduce before I added the zucchini spirals.  It was so delicious!!!  Grilled chicken breast added to it makes a complete meal!  Yummy!!!!

  3. Love it! So easy to make and super delicious! 

  4. This was very easy to make. Nice and light for week nights

  5. Delicious as is! Yum, Yum, Yum!!!

  6. Super yummy! 

  7. This tastes great. I add more chili flakes because I like it spicy. Next time I make this I will add tuna and see how that goes. 

  8. Why isn’t this gluten free? Thanks!

  9. This was delicious, plus quick and easy!

  10. Delicious, fast and healthy

  11. Tasted great! I added some toasted pine nuts for texture diversity.