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Spiralizing zucchini to make “zoodles” is a great way to introduce zucchini to your kids in an unexpected way. Try this great recipe!

Andrea’s Tomatoey Zoodles

Spiralizing zucchini to make “zoodles” is a great way to introduce zucchini to your kids in an unexpected way. The zucchini noodles look a lot like pasta, taking a familiar food and giving it a healthy spin.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Italian, Vegetable
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • extra virgin olive oil for pan
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes halved (or heirloom tomatoes when in season)
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 zucchini spiralized (“zoodles”)
  • fresh basil for garnish (optional)
  • flakey sea salt to finish optional

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add olive oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add sliced garlic, bunching it together in the center so it infuses into the oil without the stragglers burning.
  4. Let cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Season with 1-2 good pinches of salt. Stir to incorporate.
  5. Top with cherry tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally until tomatoes cook down and form a sauce, about 15-20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Add “zoodles” and stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally until the zucchini is tender yet still a bit al dente, about 3 minutes more.
  7. Serve topped with fresh chopped basil and an extra sprinkle of flaky salt if desired. Enjoy!