Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes

The last of the summer veggies and boy was this a quick, simple, yet tasty dish from the garden.  We have truly enjoyed the fresh produce from the garden this summer.  There are some veggies that we will not repeat next year as the deer got to it before we did.  It is tres annoying when you put in all that hard work and you don’t get to enjoy it don’t you think?  But, next year we will not be growing corn, cucumbers, and a few other vegetables that were devoured by the critters around.

Thanks to a good friend of mine, I was gifted with this wonderful gadget that works wonders in the kitchen.  You can use it on squash, zucchini, carrots, parsnips, even cucumbers for a healthy and satisfying meal.  In addition to this recipe,  I made spaghetti sauce from all the tomatoes and peppers we got from the garden, I was able to freeze some and instead of using pasta to compliment the sauce, I used zucchini.  Definitely a thumbs up as we cut back on the carbs.

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Here is the veggetti spiralizer gadget. You can purchase it from Amazon, Walmart, Target and a few other stores.

The veggetti doing its thing.

The veggetti doing its thing.  Look at those perfectly formed noodles.

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Served with a couple of mackerel fish cutlets

....and of course a glass of vino.

….and of course a glass of vino.

Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 lage zucchini
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • fresh thyme
  • a few splashes of lemon juice
  • grated pecorino cheese to serve

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Transfer the baking sheet into the oven and roast for 10 minutes until the cherry tomatoes just start to burst.  Remove and set aside.
  3. Use the veggetti to cut the zucchini into thin strips.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  When hot add olive oil, onions and garlic and cook until fragrant about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the zucchini noodles to the onion and garlic mixture and saute for 1-2 minutes.  Add the roasted cherry tomatoes to the zucchini noodles and season with salt and pepper.  Toss to combine.
  6. Sprinkle the top with pecorino cheese and serve.

Off to Angie’s Fiesta Friday #88 where Julie @ Hostess At Heart and Liz @ spades, spatulas & spoons are our co-hosts.  Thanks so much for hosting ladies 🙂

39 comments

    1. Thanks Suzanne, there are variations to this gadget, I like the simplicity of this one and it takes less space in the kitchen draw. Some are pretty elaborate and come with all kinds of shapes and work with all types of veggies, this one can only do cylindrical-shaped vegetables.

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    1. Yes, there’s quite a few different variations to this gadget, this one is small, efficient and does the job. Some are as large as a food processor. I hope you’re doing well, I was away for a couple of weeks and always find it hard getting back in the swing of blogging, but here I am (for a bit anyway),and hope to catch up :). Thanks for stopping by.

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      1. Im the same way so don’t worry. Although I try to force myself to come up with something. Thank God my Haiku Fridays is easy and quick enough to compose, although sometimes I’m a week late! I hope all is well with you

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  1. Welcome back Loretta! This is a beautiful heartfelt gift for someone that appreciates great healthy food. I’ve not purchased a spiralizer, but I am weak so it is probably in my future. This recipe is gorgeous and simple. After visiting New Orleans, I am sure you look forward to a simple delicious healthy dish? Glad to have you back. Any trips planned?

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    1. Thanks Julie, you’re so sweet. Like I said in my previous comments above, there are so many variations to this gadget, some as large as a food processor, but this is pretty small and can fit perfectly in your kitchen draw. You’re right though the food in New Orleans and the south is just lovely, but not always healthy :). I did end up buying myself a small bottle of no-salt creole seasoning at a plantation home we visited. It really is lovely. Off to see my Mom and family in England in a couple of weeks. It is always hard to get back in the swing of blogging and have a routine when one is away, but I’m back for another week or so and then it will be another hiatus from the blogging world for a while as my Mom does not have computer capabilities in her home. In the meantime, I’m trying to catch up with some of my favorite blogger buddy posts. 🙂 I hope you’ve been well.

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    1. Thanks Sonal, it really was, and so quick too. By the way, I meant to tell you, I must have liked your “tater tots” on your FB page and a friend from London posted it on her FB page. When I told her you were a blogging buddy, she said it appeared on her feed when I liked it, and she shared it on her page. Now the entire English and Goan community will get a peek into your blog across the pond 🙂

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  2. Mmmmm! Your Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes looks wonderful, Loretta! It’s just the kind of light, healthy meal we enjoy. I think I might need a spiralizer of my very own! Wishing you delightful Autumn days! ♡

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    1. Thank you Dawn, it really is a handy gadget to have around the house, and it doesn’t take too much room either. Wishing you wonderful Autumn days too, where are you? It says I am following you, but for some reason your posts don’t appear on my Reader?

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      1. We live in the Midwest, and are just beginning to feel cooler weather and seeing a few signs of Autumn! I blog at: PetalsPaperSimpleThymes.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Nandini, love the gadget, it is so versatile. Been away for a bit and about to go across the pond to visit Mum and family and relatives. But I must catch up on everyone’s blog before I leave. It is so hard to get back into the swing of blogging when one has been away isn’t it? I hope you’re well, we’re expecting a hurricane here on the East Coast this coming weekend, I hope it won’t be as bad as they are predicting it to be.

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      1. Thank You Loretta. I hope you all are safe. I did see it in the news. Have a great trip visiting your mum and family. It is hard to get back into things after a break. I am learning to enjoy the whole process of blogging myself. Take Care my dear friend 🙂

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    1. Thanks Elaine, it really was. I’m trying to catch up on blogging and visiting other posts as I’ve been away for a while. But I definitely look forward to your posts, and I know I’ve been missing your latest series, so I’ll be sure to catch up before I leave for the UK in about 10 days time. Thanks for stopping by as always 🙂

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  3. Loretta,
    My yoga can wait….. love the zucchini noodles. I got the same vegetti spiralizer from BB and beyond…like the compact size. Your noodles with the roasted tomatoes is healthy and yummy!I Gorgeous colors too. Your photos are perfect as usual! The recipe is just what I need this time of the year!

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    1. Thanks Sandhya. It seems like a lot of folks own the spiralizer. I’ll have to try a variety of veggies with this, of course just veggies with a cylinder type shape will go with this form. Thanks for the compliments, I’m always looking for tips and tricks to improve my photography. A work in progress for sure.

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      1. Do let me know what other veggies you try with it. I like the fact that it is compact and stores in a drawer.
        Always love your pictures! You are a talented photographer in addition to a great cook!

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  4. This looks so good and healthy as well 🙂 Great idea to make a sauce and freeze some tomatoes for the winter! I love the peccorini cheese with it, it looks yummy 🙂

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      1. Oops I meant that response for the other on the spiralizer… As for the deer, I’ll pretend they don’t exist, very disheartening when one has put so much work in the garden.

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      1. I’ve seen so many pics of these zucchini noodles, and every time I wanted to make it)) Definitely I will write a post as soon as I buy this gadget)))
        Have a lovely week, Loretta!

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