Jumping on the bandwagon with this recipe for lemon Parmesan zoodles, that packs a punch of flavor, without the extra calories and carbs.
Lemon Parmesan Zoodles Recipe
I'm a huge fan of pasta. There's nothing like a huge plate of pasta with red sauce, white sauce, aioli, or just about any style. I've written about some of my favorites on this blog. However, today I tried making a healthier version, by creating lemon Parmesan zoodles, which is not a pasta dish at all, but if you are looking for a lower carb version, this one works pretty well.
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I'm sure you've heard the term zoodles by now. They are simply zucchini noodles made with a spiralizer. I don't have a spiralizer, but this idea is so popular it has made its way to the produce section of Trader Joes. Pretty easy and convenient.
In fact this entire dish can be made in about 10 - 15 minutes, especially if you've already purchased the zoodles.
Just like a restaurant salad, feel free to add some protein like this piece of salmon on top.
If you grow zucchini then you probably have more than you can possibly eat, as most have huge crops with this vegetable. Making zoodles would certainly add a new spin on ways to eat it all up.
Though I really enjoyed heating the zoodles and treating them like a typical pasta dish, I also think they would make an excellent cold pasta-like salad, with a nice vinaigrette in the summer.
Lemon Parmesan Zoodles
- 1 pound zoodles
- 2 cloves garlic crushed or grated
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil
- In a hot pan add the olive oil.
- Reduce heat to medium and add garlic.
- Add zoodles and stir until heated through. About 2-3 minutes
- Add lemon juice and zest.
- Add cheese and basil. Stir well and serve immediately.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
Very tasty! Thank you for the recipe!
Wow - just made zoodles with my new KitchenAid spiralizer attachment and then made your recipe. OUTSTANDING especially with my own zucchini and basil. Thank you. Even my husband really liked it.
I'm so happy to hear that you loved the recipe Jane. I bet that new attachment will get lots of use. Thanks for the lovely comment.
I am an avid zucchini noodle eater so this is right up my alley. Love lemon and pamesan together. Gonna try this on the weekend.
Thank you so much for your post Patti!! I just started a low carb diet and I’ve been wondering how these zoodles really compare to regular pasta. Good to know they are available at Trader Joe’s!!
Low carb diets work the best for me, and the convenience of the TJ's pack makes it that much easier. I hope you like them too.
Thanks for sharing this, Patti! I'm gonna check this out the next time I visit TJ, and make some for myself!
I hope you like them as much as I did Julie!
I love pasta too and holy cow this looks amazing. I haven't had breakfast yet and thinking if this was in front of me right now I would devour it. Served with Salmon I bet it was amazing! The lemon with the basil.... what a great combo! Trying and I've never had zoodles so think I will spring it on Robert my non veggie guy to see if he notices a difference.
We are huge pasta lovers. Maybe to a fault. I've tried the other whole grain and lower carb pastas and they just don't do it for me. I do think the key is not using traditional red sauce for this faux pasta. It's kind of like having a huge yummy side dish of zucchini with your salmon and that works just fine.