How to Make Tomato Basil Zoodles

by Cilla's Cooking

This is a simple healthy dish that is low carb, low cal, & low fat. Vegetarian, Gluten free, ZERO Weight Watchers pro points (with no cheese & cooking spray instead of olive oil), Serves 1

Supplies

  • Paderno Spiral Slicer
  • 1 Zucchini, spiralized
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • 1 Clove of garlic, chopped
  • ½ Onion, chopped
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1 Can of diced tomato
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • Fresh basil
  • Grated cheese
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Paderno spiral slicer - This is what I use to spiralize the zucchini into "pasta".

    Step 2

    First slice off the ends of the zucchini & cut it in half. You can peel the zucchini or keep the skin on. Spiralize one half at a time using the blade with the smallest holes.

    Step 3

    Warm olive oil (or cooking spray) in pan. Add garlic & onion & cook until it softens (about 5 minutes). If you want a spicy sauce, add red pepper flakes in this step.

    Step 4

    Add the can of diced tomatoes and let it cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes. Season with salt (I prefer sea salt), black pepper, & Italian seasoning.

    Step 5

    Add fresh basil during the last 5 minutes. This is also when you would add any additional toppings. I've tried black olives, chick peas, cannellini beans, spinach, & fresh mozzarella.

    Step 6

    In another pan, heat up the zucchini pasta aka zoodles! I prefer cooking them for only a few minutes.

    Step 7

    Plate the zoodles and top with the sauce. Sprinkle some grated cheese (my fav is Pecorino Romano!) and enjoy!