It’s the New Year, get your vegetables in! We love this delicious “zoodles” recipe because it is so tasty and perfectly bariatric friendly! Add grilled chicken or shrimp for a protein boost and enjoy in confidence!
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
*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.
Makes 2 cups.
Servings: 2, Size: 1 cup
Protein: 4 g
Carb: 20 g
“What grows together, goes together” ..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.
The Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer is perfect to easily make zoodles (zucchini noodles). The slightly wider cut noodles have more of a bite and I’m careful not to overcook them so they don’t get soggy. Under two minutes is all they need, then quickly remove them from the hot skillet or they will keep cooking.