Zucchini Noodles with Ginger and Tomatoes

I finally jumped on the “spiralizer” bandwagon. And I am so glad I did! If you are not familiar, a “spiralizer” makes vegetables like zucchini or spaghetti squash into noodles, like this…

Zucchini Noodles and Tomatoes

Talk about a quick, easy and healthful lunch or dinner. Ten minutes prep, five minutes to cook. That’s it!

This recipe calls for zucchini, tomatoes, ginger and garlic. Both ginger and garlic are herbs with natural anti-inflammatory properties.

Zucchini Noodles and Tomatoes

 

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Don’t be intimidated by ginger. It’s actually easy to work with. I peel ginger using the edge of a spoon and grate it with a microplane. Ginger has a strong flavor, so start with a 1/4″ inch nub and if that’s not strong enough for you use a 1/2″ the next time.

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So what is a spiralizer? It’s a tool that does this…

Zucchini Noodles and Tomatoes

It’s really easy to use. Just cut off the ends of whatever veggie you are spiraling, choose a blade, place the vegetable between the blade and press, then crank the handle. The zucchini comes out of the machine in long ‘noodles’. Really, there is nothing to it!

Then just toss the “zoodles” into a pan with a little coconut oil, butter or ghee, garlic, ginger…

Zucchini Noodles and Tomatoes

…sea salt, freshly ground pepper and tomatoes and you have this beautiful dish!

Zucchini Noodles and Tomatoes

The Recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Ginger and Tomatoes

Serves 2

4 zucchini, ends cut off and ‘spiralized’
1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 “-1/2″ ginger nub, peeled and grated with a microplane (like this)
sea salt ( I use this one)
pepper
1-2 T coconut oil, butter or ghee

Use your spiralizer (like this one) to make zucchini noodles, or “zoodles” as they are called, slice tomatoes, mince garlic and grate ginger. Place coconut oil, butter or ghee in pan on medium heat. When melted add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add zucchini. Cook for 3 minutes gently stirring occasionally. Add 1/4″ -1/2″ grated ginger (depending on taste preference) and tomatoes, cook for 2-3 more minutes. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt. That’s it!

Zucchini Noodles and Tomatoes

A gorgeous colorful meal in minutes! Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment, subscribe and check out my cookbooks here. I always appreciate support and shares on social media.

 

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Post tags: gluten free, dairy free, vegan, paleo, vegetable, side dish

8 thoughts on “Zucchini Noodles with Ginger and Tomatoes

  1. This dish is amazing! Some of my favorite ingredients all in one dish! Zucchini pasta is sooo much better for you than the traditional pasta. Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing Linda.

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