Making zucchini noodles or “zoodles” is an easy and satisfying way to get more veggies into your favorite pasta dish. Not only are they naturally gluten-free, vegan, and keto-friendly, the delicate flavor of these beautiful and tender green ribbons pairs nicely with a variety of sauces. Recipes ranging from a basic marinara to creamy alfredo will taste wonderful, but we love zoodles lavishly dressed with Roasted Garlic Yumm! Sauce®, juicy tomatoes, and fresh basil.
All you need to make these at home is a veggie spiralizer (which can be found for as little as $8), a julienne peeler, a mandolin, or very careful knife skills. Once the curly zoodles have been cut using your device of choice, they can be gently steamed, quickly blanched, or baked, but we prefer a light sauté in olive oil.
Simply toss with Yumm! Sauce for an instant side dish or you can add crumbled tempeh, chicken sausage, or lemon marinated fish for a protein boost. After the first bite, you’ll want to spiralize this super simple crowd-pleaser for family meals all the time!
Garlic Yumm! Zoodles
• 2 tbsp Roasted Garlic Yumm! Sauce
• 4 medium zucchinis, unpeeled
• 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
• 1 cup of ripe cherry tomatoes, quartered
• 1 bunch of fresh basil, cut into thin strips
• olive oil
• salt and pepper
• grated parmesan cheese
1. Slice or spiralize the whole zucchinis into noodle form. Cut the zoodles in half if they are longer than 12 inches.
2. Warm 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
3. Toss in the zoodles and saute for 1 minute.
4. Add garlic and season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Continue to toss and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
5. Once the zucchini noodles are bright green and beginning to soften (but not mush), remove from heat.
6. Stir in 2 tbsp of Roasted Garlic Yumm! Sauce until the zoodles are well-coated.
7. Add tomatoes, basil, and cheese.
8. Toss until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the zoodles.
9. Serve with another sprinkle of cheese on top.