Yellow Squash Zoodles w/ Pesto & Tomatoes and a Giveaway
Here I am "zoodling" again.
This time I used yellow squash instead of zucchini to make a mock pasta.
Since my garden is filled with basil, I made a simple basil pesto and threw in some cherry tomatoes.
Big blobs of fresh mozzarella melt into the warm zoodles to make a delicious, easy summer meal.
Low carb and delicious, and Henry thought it was pasta!
Yellow Squash Zoodles w/ Pesto & Tomatoes:
4 yellow squash
2 large garlic cloves
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
handful of kalamata olives, chopped
fresh mozzarella balls to taste
2 tbsp of basil pesto
splash of white balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper
fresh basil leaves for garnish
Spiralize your squash (or buy them already spiralized.....Whole Foods sells them already done for lazy people like me).
Coat a large skillet w/ olive oil and heat the whole garlic cloves until fragrant (you can discard it later, or eat!).
Cook the zoodles in the garlic oil for only 2 minutes, they cook quickly.
Add in the tomatoes and toss around.
Turn off the heat and add in the olives, pesto, splash of vinegar and mozzarella balls.
Serve warm or at room temperature. Garnish w/ basil leaves.
I have a copy of the new cookbook NOURISHING NOODLES by Chris Anca to give away to one of my readers.
It is a beautiful book filled with raw and cooked spiralized vegetable recipes.
100 terrific plant based recipes made with beets, zucchini, carrots, you name it.
Soups, salads, mock pastas......tons of fabulous ideas in which to use your spiralizer.
Just leave a comment, and a random winner will be selected!
I have a spiralizer and have used it only on potatoes and zucchini. I will have to check out that book to see other ideas to come up with.
You've been putting up a lot of good looking and I bet great tasting recipes.
I will have to get a spiralizer now and try some of your recipes.
Thanks for the tip on getting your veggies at Whole Foods. I am Canadian and I'm a bit skeptical that we'll have them at our Whole Foods but I will have to check.
Thanks for another great recipe.
Could use some new ideas to tempt him.
Especially love them with pesto :)
Wanda in Maine
My healthy-eating son and dear DIL would love this stuff. I could surprise them with zoodles the next time they’re here?
The sauce is the secret.
love all your recipes...this one looks amazing .I guess i need another gadget in my kitchen .
Thanks for broadening our horizons again!!
I agree! My zucchini zoodles have been VERY wet, and I am not liking that. They release a lot of liquid.
Not sure how to remedy that, maybe salting them in a colander for 30 minutes prior might work.
I just started spiralizing and I really enjoy it.Already pinned your newest one. Thanks!