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Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomato Marinara

Zucchini sliced with a spiral maker creates long ribbons shaped like angel hair pasta - toss these noodles with our herbed no-cook marinara sauce to create a low-carb, wheat- and gluten-free pasta dish.

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This zucchini pasta replaces a typical wheat base with fresh vegetables. While regular pasta is fantastic, this recipe is an easy way to get in an extra dose of vegetables for the day. Plus, it’s a great alternative for those who are gluten-free. And while it’s hard to find a tomato sauce not filled with processed sugars and additives, this recipe’s sauce has simple ingredients and natural sweetener. Plus, it’s a great alternative for those who are gluten-free.

Nutritional Bonus:┬áJust 1 cup of these zucchini noodles contain 55% of your DV of molybdenum, a little-known trace mineral that is necessary for your body’s metabolism of carbohydrates.

To make this recipe even easier, here are our favorite spiralizers.

Adoric handheld spiralizer
(Photo: Adoric, Amazon )

Adoric Handheld Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer

Price: $8.99

Small, low-fuss, and handheld. Easy to wash and store.

Handheld spiralizer
(Photo: Kuhn Rikon, Amazon)

Kuhn Rikon Click-N-Curl Spiralizer

Price: $17.82

This peeler is easy to use, especially with the detachable small and large cones that allow for specific noodle shapes.

Tabletop spiralizer

Spiralizer 7-Blade Vegetable Slicer

Price: $24.97

For more bulk spiralizing, this 7-blade slicer is the perfect choice. It’s a tabletop spiralizer, so while it’s a little larger than our other two picks, it produces more vegetable spirals with less effort.

 

Servings
4
Prep Time
20 min
Duration
20 min

Ingredients

  • 4 large zucchini, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, optional
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered, optional
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, optional

Marinara sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Medjool date, pitted
  • 1/2 tsp. ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary

Preparation

  1. Working one piece at a time, secure zucchini into spiral slicer and turn crank to create angel hair noodles. (NOTE: Always read the directions for your spiral slicer as they vary by brand.) Transfer zucchini noodles to a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Prepare marinara sauce: In a blender, combine all marinara ingredients and blend until smooth. Add desired amount of marinara to zucchini noodles and toss to combine. Divide among serving bowls. If desired, garnish with yeast, tomatoes and basil, dividing evenly.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 cup noodles and 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • Calories 142
  • Carbohydrate Content 18 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 8 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 275 mg
  • Sugar Content 11 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g