Greek Zucchini Noodles Recipe
Zucchini Noodles are a perfect summer go-to dish when you want to lighten up your menu. Garlicky zucchini cooked with tender onions in olive oil and tossed with salty feta, charred tomatoes and briny olives make these Greek Zucchini Noodles a delicious option.
Zoodles are incredibly easy to make with simple ingredients like fresh zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, olives, and feta cheese. You can spiralize your own zucchini with a spiralizer tool if you own one, or you can purchase spiralized zucchini at Safeway in the fresh-cut produce section.
How to Spiralize Zucchini Noodles
Purchasing a spiralizer tool to spiralize zucchini and other veggies on your own will be cheaper in the long run, if you like vegetable noodles, but if you just want to give them a try first, the fresh cut version is the way to go.
You can also spiralize zucchini with a vegetable peeler by applying light pressure to the sides of the zucchini until you get long strips.
You can also use a knife, but I’ve never been able to get the perfect long zucchini noodles with either of these techniques, so I make the plunge and purchased a spiralizer last summer and have used it at least 50 times since, so it was a great cheap buy for me!
Right now is a fabulous time to pick up some fresh zucchini on sale at Safeway for just $1.49/lb and make your own zucchini noodles.
Check out a quick video showing how to make this delicious Greek Zucchini Noodles Recipe:
How to Cook Zucchini Noodles
The key to cooking zucchini noodles is not overcooking them.
Have all your toppings and ingredients prepped and ready to add to the pan because zucchini noodles cook very quickly and if you overcook them, you’ll be eating mushy zucchini.
5 minutes is the maximum time that zucchini noodles need to cook.
I find that one zucchini is perfect for a complete meal for one person, or a perfect side for two people.
The topping possibilities are endless, but I’ve found adding garlic to zucchini noodles is an essential flavor enhancer, so I recommend starting with garlic at a minimum and building the flavor profile from there. You can easily add cooked chicken to the zucchini noodles as well, for extra protein.
I add salt and pepper at the very end because the salt draws out the liquid from the zucchini and can make them mushy if you add it in the beginning.
Greek Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)
- 1 zucchini spiralized
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
- Spiralize zucchini into long thin strands.
- Heat olive oil over medium heat and add garlic and onions. Heat until softened.
- add zucchini and stir to incorporate garlic, onions and zucchini. Cook zucchini noodles for 2-3 minutes until softened
- Add tomatoes and olives and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper, stir and remove from heat.
- top with feta cheese crumbles and enjoy.
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