Easy Lemon Basil Zoodles {Gluten Free, Vegan}


Just a few weeks ago I made an investment that I really should have made a long time ago and bought myself a big girl spiralizer.  Before purchasing it, I had been working with one that I had but it was rather labor intensive, I always managed to cut my fingers and my zoodles never really turned out the way I had hoped.

Anyway, when this new, fancy spiralizer arrived in the mail I was really excited to give it a try.  My mind began racing with all the endless recipe possibilities but in the end I chose to make something simple.  Simple as in easy to make but don’t be fooled, it’s still packed with flavor. 

Need a Meatless Monday meal? Try this easy Lemon Basil Zoodle recipe! It's so healthy and delicious you'll want to make it every day of the week! {gluten free, vegan, meatless, dairy free, allergy friendly, soy free} TheFitFoodieMama.com

I think sometimes in the kitchen when we decide we want to get creative we tend to overanalyze and over think all the ingredients that we can possibly use to put together something amazing when in fact, it doesn’t need to be that complicated.  

Keeping a recipe simple and letting the star flavors shine through is the recipe for success when it comes to putting a dish together.  For this low carb zoodle dish, I chose to let fresh garlic, basil and lemon do all the talking and the results couldn’t be more delicious. 

Need a Meatless Monday meal? Try this easy Lemon Basil Zoodle recipe! It's so healthy and delicious you'll want to make it every day of the week! {gluten free, vegan, meatless, dairy free, allergy friendly, soy free} TheFitFoodieMama.com

Need a Meatless Monday meal? Try this easy Lemon Basil Zoodle recipe! It's so healthy and delicious you'll want to make it every day of the week! {gluten free, vegan, meatless, dairy free, allergy friendly, soy free} TheFitFoodieMama.com

You know when you’re cooking something and it just smells so amazing and fragrant that you can’t wait until it’s time to dig in? Yeah, that was me with this dish.  

As soon as this spring-like plate finished it’s little photo shoot I immediately grabbed the fork and quite literally couldn’t help but shoveling it in my mouth. 

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It’s honestly so simply to make that I might have to invest in a truck full of zucchinis so I can make this dish daily for lunch! It’s that good! 

Need a Meatless Monday meal? Try this easy Lemon Basil Zoodle recipe! It's so healthy and delicious you'll want to make it every day of the week! {gluten free, vegan, meatless, dairy free, allergy friendly, soy free} TheFitFoodieMama.com

Need a Meatless Monday meal? Try this easy Lemon Basil Zoodle recipe! It's so healthy and delicious you'll want to make it every day of the week! {gluten free, vegan, meatless, dairy free, allergy friendly, soy free} TheFitFoodieMama.com

Easy Lemon Basil Zoodles {Gluten Free, Vegan}


 

RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 1 medium-large zucchini, spiralized 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 ounce fresh basil, shredded (I used herb scissors)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/8 pine nuts (not pictured)

 

Directions: 

  1. Prepare zoodles and mince garlic then heat olive oil in large pan over medium to low heat.
  2. Add in garlic and fresh shredded basil.  Cook for approximately a minute or so.  
  3. Add in zoodles and sauté along with basil and garlic.  Squeeze juice from lemon and season with salt and pepper to taste (*and pine nuts if including).  Cook zoodles for about 3-5 minutes, tossing frequently until al dente.  
  4. Remove from heat and plate.  Garnish with basil and lemon wedges, if desired. 
  5. Serve and enjoy! :)

See? I told you it was simple and I promise you it’s delicious too! :) 


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This recipe was originally shared in April 2016 and has since been updated. 

 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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