For nights you want a quick veggie filled meal, this delicious spiralized zucchini and tomatoes recipe is both satisfying and delicious. Watch just how easy!
Like many of the recipes in my latest cookbook, The Best Grain Free Family Meals on the Planet, this practical recipe comes together quickly, literally in a matter of minutes.
How To Cook Spiralized Zucchini
The ultimate time-saving tip for this recipe is having the zucchini pre-spiralized and ready to be used when you need it. Click here if you need to know how to store spiralized zucchini for easy use later. (It’s so easy!)
Spiralizing veggies is a great way to change up their shape and texture and they cook super fast!
Let’s face it; from time to time we all need to change things up a bit when it comes to our veggies, right? One can only eat steamed broccoli or grilled zucchini in so many ways before it starts to get old.
Oh man, I wish you saw me right now. I am sitting in the passenger seat of our rented car while my husband drives and the kids are telling jokes in the back seat, driving around Spain. We just left Barcelona this morning and are making our way down to the beach to visit my family.
Speaking of family, I love coming to Spain. While I’m far from my cousins, aunts, and uncles in distance, we all get together when my kids and I fly in once or twice a year. We are all meeting up at my uncle’s house this Sunday for a family meal. There is nothing like loud Spaniards talking about food while they eat food.
The funny thing is that my kids are mostly used to it, with the exception of when they don’t get a joke and I find myself explaining and translating. Coming to a Sunday meal is like being in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding but without the Windex analogy.
Oh man, how did I get side tracked? Oh yeah, I just spent ten minutes looking out the window and the landscape between Valencia and Alicante is luscious and green filled with orchards.
Tomatoes grow in orchards and there are tomatoes in this recipe. See? Ok, back to the recipe. Eating a big plate of this delicious spiralized zucchini and tomatoes isn’t enough of a meal. While you’ll feel full right after eating it, you might get hungry a few hours later.
My solution? I like to add a big scoop of cottage cheese or ricotta cheese over these right before serving if I don’t pair this with grilled chicken or fish. The neutral flavor of this dish makes it pair great with everything.
This is one of those family-favorite meals that absolutely busts the myth that kids don’t like healthy foods. These recipes are so fun because they prove that when prepared correctly kids can enjoy vegetables!
Preparation is key, which is why I have spent so much time experimenting in the kitchen and creating good-for-you recipes that kids love. I firmly believe that you shouldn’t have to be a short order cook in order to stick to your own goals.
I used this idea (and more than 50 of those yummy recipes I was talking about) to create the 30 day Family KickStart Program. It includes all the recipes, support, meal plans and even shopping lists that you will need to eat whole food as a whole family for 30 days straight! And those recipes? 100% kid approved because I reimagined all their favorite meals (like pancakes) into something that I could feel good about putting on the table.
Learn more about the Family KickStart Program here and see how it can revolutionize the way your family eats!
What’s your favorite way of eating zucchini? Have you tried spiralized zucchini before?
Spiralized Zucchini & Tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- Pinch red crushed pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 large zucchini, spiralized
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat up oil. Add the minced garlic and toast for about 30 seconds. Add in tomatoes, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and salt. Stir and cook, until cherry tomatoes begin to soften, about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often.
- Reduce heat to medium-low; mix in spiralized zucchini, toss to combine, and cover. Simmer covered for 3 minutes, or until desired doneness of zucchini.
- Serve immediately.