Saturday, September 17, 2016

Zucchini Ribbons with Tomatoes, Parmesan & Basil

Zucchini noodles or zoodles and they seem to be known all over the interwebs are all the rage right now. I have always loved zucchini so this latest fad isn’t a stretch for my taste buds.

This combo of zucchini and tomatoes has always been a favourite. I used to just sautéed them up together, but I just sliced the zucchini, I didn’t get all fancy making them noodles. I don’t have a spiralizer so I just used my vegetable peeler to make thin ribbons for noodles, it worked great!

This dish takes like less than 10 minutes to make and I loved it!

What you need,

1 medium zucchini, sliced lengthwise with a vegetable peeler
½ tbsp. butter
½ tbsp. olive oil
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 small garlic clove, minced
4 basil leaves, chiffonade
2 tbsp. shaved Parmesan cheese

Add the butter and olive oil to a medium skillet over medium heat.
Add the zucchini ribbons and tomatoes to the skillet and toss gently for a minute or two. Add the garlic and cook another 2 or 3 minutes until the tomatoes begin to soften and everything is hot.  Season the dish with salt and pepper. Add the basil and toss gently.

Top with the shaved Parmesan cheese and stuff in your face!

This is just way to simple and way too delicious. I just ate it all for dinner but it would be a great side dish with fish or chicken.

Even if you think you don’t like zucchini, make this it will change your mind! I promise!



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