Thursday, May 12, 2011

Zucchini Noodles with Tomato/Basil Sauce

I haven’t used my spiralizer in a long time. But when I got more zucchini in my CSA box, I knew I had to use it to make some zucchini noodles. Now, in my opinion, the “noodles” sort of look like noodles, but they don’t taste like noodles. But it’s a very fun and tasty way to eat zucchini.

I started by spiralizing the zucchini.

Then I made a simple tomato/basil sauce.

Tomato/Basil Sauce

  • Tomatoes (I used about a cup of grape tomatoes)
  • Basil (I used 5 big leaves)
  • Garlic (I used 1 clove)
  • Olive oil (I used 1 teaspoon)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Feta cheese, to sprinkle over the finished dish
I put all ingredients, except the feta cheese, in a food processor and pureed them.

Then, I topped the zucchini noodles with the tomato/basil sauce and a little feta cheese.

The tomato/basil sauce was very flavorful and went really well with the zucchini noodles. It was a quick, fun, and tasty lunch! I see myself eating this dish a lot during the summer!

Questions: Have you ever made “vegetable noodles?” If so, did you like them? I have mainly made zucchini noodles with my spiralizer, and I like them a lot. While they do not taste like noodles to me, it’s a delicious and fun way to eat zucchini. What would you like to see me spiralize next? I need some ideas…

Be well,


  1. Wow! This looks delicious!
    I have never made veggie noodles, aside from using spaghetti squash. I just love this idea!

  2. i've never made vegetable "noodles" before, but they look so neat!

  3. The colors are so vivid and the spiral looks like so much fun. I can just taste the sweetness of the fresh zucchini. I'll bet my grandkids would think the spirals were a great idea.

  4. This looks beautiful. I don't have a spiralizer but I've made zucchini noodles with a vegetable peeler. They are yummy! Have a wonderful weekend Andrea!!

  5. I love how refreshing this dish is, all of the ingredients are so fresh! And the spiralizer makes eating these veggies fun. What would I spiralize? Sweet potatoes to bake for spiral fries.

  6. Love your idea! I have never spiraled anything in my life, but it sure looks fun, and I bet my kids would have fun spiraling too! Your sauce looks delicious as well, and so easy!

  7. you should try daikon - i've made daikon fettucine before!

  8. That just looks delicious. I love all the flavors, and its so healthy too, I just don't have the gadget to make the noodles. Hhhm, I see a trip to the culinary store in my future.

  9. Gosh I forgot how much I wanted a spiralizer. I have made "grated" noodles and a fresh sauce just like that

    oh boy it's the best raw dish ever!

    good for you.

    Summer must be coming, raw foods are everwhere!
    have a great weekend, what's left of it

  10. This looks like something I would totally love! I know I say this all the time but I think we have very similar tastes in food.

    PS SOrry I haven't been a very good blogger friend. I fell waaaay behind reading the few blogs that I do read and have had a hard time catching up.

  11. What a great idea! Zucchini noodles :D)!! Thanks for sharing this simple yet yummy recipe :)

  12. i would love to try zucchini "noodles!"
    i had a spirulizer on my christmas list but did not receive it...i'm going to put it back on again this year (if i don't pick one up before) because it looks like a lot of fun!

  13. im obsessed with how the noodles are curly like cute piggy tails!! hehe <3

  14. I have never heard of a spirulizer before but I am always looking for things to do with the unrelenting CSA zucchini. WIll need to check this out for this year's harvest--assuming we someday get warm weather in Wisconsin ;-)

  15. My son's fiance and I took a two day raw cooking class at Bastyr University lately and we used a spiralizer for several dishes like this. It was so simple to use and makes such a pretty presentation. I'm going to have to invest in one! What a healthy, fresh and flavorful meal!

  16. I need to get my spiralizer out again! It's been too long.

  17. What a great idea! I've seen those before, but never did it myself!! I bet everyone loved it.

  18. Yum!! Thanks for the reminder i need to pull mine out of the cupboard. What about carrots?

  19. The one gadget I don't own, maybe I need one. This looks refreshing and beautiful not to mention healthy. I'm going to tweet this one.

  20. I made spaghetti squash just last night! I made an au gratin bake that I thought was really yummy. My husband just said, yeah, I don't really like squash. Whatever. More for me!