RECIPE: Lemon Garlic "Noodles" with Roasted Tomatoes

Updated: Mar 30, 2020



TIME


Prep Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 40 mins



INGREDIENTS


Makes 6 servings


3 lb zucchini, spiralized

3 Tbs pine nuts, lightly toasted

4 Cloves garlic

1 qt cherry/grape tomatoes, halved

1 Tbs olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp dried oregano

3 Tbs olive oil

1 lemon, zested and juiced (about 1 teaspoon zest and 2 1/2 teaspoons juice)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional: A sprinkle of a cheese like crumbled feta, goat or grated Romano and minced fresh basil.


DIRECTIONS


Prep

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Spiralize zucchini using a spiralizer, or purchase pre-spiraled in produce section.

  3. Toast pine nuts in a dry pan over low-medium heat. Stir frequently for about 3-5 minutes until they are golden brown.

  4. Press or mince garlic.

  5. Wash and halve tomatoes.


Make

  1. Toss tomatoes with oil, salt, and oregano. Roast for about 15-20 minutes until browned and soft. Remove from oven and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile place zucchini in a large bowl with a few pinches of salt.

  3. Toss well and set aside to sweat while you prepare lemon-garlic sauce.

  4. Place olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and garlic in a small sauté pan.

  5. Gently warm until fragrant.

  6. Press zucchini noodles between 2 paper towels to remove excess moisture.

  7. Add zucchini noodles to pan and stir warm through (3-4 minutes tops). Remove from heat.

  8. Toss in tomatoes, and feta and basil if using. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.


Note: This is one of my favorite Friday night dinners. Use the garlicky noodles as a base for any vegetable. I love tossing the hot noodles with chopped fresh baby spinach. Add a protein like turkey meatballs, leftover chicken or shrimp to make it heartier. This version has a few tweaks to the print version below, according to how I enjoy making zoodles. Don't be afraid to experiment in your kitchen!


PRINT THIS RECIPE


Recipe Source: Living Plate RX



Sign up for a FREE trial of my meal plans to access more recipes and tips like these or contact me to learn more about building a health-supporting, plant-focused plate.


© 2018 Ellen Petrosino Consulting, LLC

This site does not provide medical advice. All material provided on this website is for informational or educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Consult a physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle. Use of this site is subject to our terms of service and privacy policy.

 

Office Location for In-Person Sessions

Living Plate

22 Peapack Road

Far Hills, New Jersey 07931

973 210 5853 cell

908 234 1160 office

ellen.petrosino@gmail.com

GET IN TOUCH