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These Olive Oil Garlic Zucchini Noodles are fast and fabulous for a quick and easy way to incorporate more vegetables into your meals! Made with just a handful of ingredients and ready in minutes!
Spiraling zucchini to use as a pasta replacement in meals is certainly not new. It has been around for a good while now and it is something that I’ve shared with you on numerous occasions. Many times I’ll simply shave or spiralize my zucchini and serve it raw as part of a meal, but, let me share with you one of my absolute favorite ways to make it lately – this Olive Oil Garlic Zucchini Noodles recipe!
In this recipe, I heat my olive oil in a medium skillet set over medium heat and then add my spiralized zucchini straight to the skillet. I then add my garlic, salt and pepper and quickly saute the zucchini for just a few minutes.
Sautéing the zucchini like this makes it taste out of this world delicious since it absorbs the flavors as it cooks! I love to serve it in place of pasta to get more vegetables into my family’s day, but it also makes a delicious meal on its own!
Here’s my Olive Oil Garlic Zucchini Noodles recipe. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Olive Oil Garlic Zucchini Noodles Recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 - 4 medium zucchini spiralized or shaved
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Heat olive oil in a medium skillet set over medium heat. Add zucchini and garlic and toss together with the olive oil as you cook. Cook until just tender, yet still crisp, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.
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Definitely trying this recipe! fantastic idea
I hope you enjoy it, Iga!
Made this with dinner tonight and it is outrageously good. It will be a staple side dish from now on. I use zoodles in many recipes, but this straightforward recipe is the best!!
Aww! I’m so glad you loved it, Karen! It has become a definite go-to at my house, too! xo
There is a recipe that I found – saute a few tablespoons of sliced almonds and then a few raisins, add the zucchini noodles and some more olive oil, for a few minutes. Takes about 7 or 10 minutes all together. Excellent!
That sounds delicious, Sharon!
I have done something like this but I do the zucchini in long ribbons. They look beautiful and they cook fast because they are paper thin . I do much the same tho’ mince a couple garlic cloves put them in some evoo,
give it a couple seconds then put the zucchini in the skillet to ….I add a couple good shakes of lemon pepper.
We love it and it just adds something..!! Happy New Year !!
I love cutting the zucchini in long ribbons, too! It always looks so beautiful!
How do you serialize the zuchinni?
Which spiralizer do you use? These look brilliant!
I made this without spiralizing the zucchini. Instead I used a vegetable peeler and made thin slices. I threw in a squash, too. And, since I had some beautiful basil in the garden, I added a basil chiffonade at the end. So simple, pretty and tasty! Thank you for the inspiration! Served with garlic pork sirloin (is that really ham?), and garlic shells with butter.
Thanks so much, Teena! xo
Sounds delicious! What vegan main dish would this go good with ? How would I make this a meal for two?
It was too easy and delicius
I have made this several times and was surprised by how good it was and how easy it was to make. I am going to print the recipe as this is going to be a regular for us.
Made this but put a fried egg on top with a little parm cheese! Outstanding dinner
That sounds amazing, Judi! I’m glad you liked it! I am going to have to give the fried egg & parm a try with it soon! Thanks!
Loved this made it only put a fried egg on top with some parm cheese! Excellent
Wonderful!….combined butternut squash “noodles” and raw pumpkin seeds, then added fresh asparagus at the end and sautéed briefly…beautiful and yummy!
That sounds delicious, Angie! Thanks so much for sharing your addition – I’m glad you enjoyed the “noodles”! xo
This was delicious I threw in some bay scallops and it was absolutely the most flavorful combination of the scallops and the noodles as a main dish….
I’m so glad you liked this, Deb. It sounds delicious with the bay scallops.