Zucchini Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomatoes



These Zucchini Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomatoes are tart, sweet, and just a bit spicy. You can prepare this simple zoodle dish in minutes, and even prep it ahead of time for busy nights.

Zucchini Noodles in the skillet

This Zucchini Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomatoes recipe is not only delicious, but also gluten-free, vegetarian, low-carb, and can be made to be vegan. The ingredients used are easy to find and might even be in your fridge already, but this convenient dish is even better for all the amazing flavors it marries. From pungent garlic to sweet, tart sun-dried tomatoes, to mild zucchini, this dish is so tasty. I love the fresh basil and heat from the red pepper flakes.

If you want to have this recipe ready to go at meal time, just prep the zucchini noodles and it only takes a few minutes to cook. Serve it with your favorite main courses or make it the focus of your meal. It’s very versatile and the perfect way to get more vegetables into your family meals without sacrificing flavor or health benefits. Let’s look at what you’ll need to make this delicious dish.

Main Ingredients

  • Zucchini Noodles. Read how to make or where to buy spiralized zucchini below.
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Use regular or the ones packed in oil.
  • Olive Oil. Or another oil of your choice.
  • Garlic. Provides lots of flavor.
  • Red Pepper Flakes. For a touch of heat.
  • Fresh Basil. Or parsley, when basil is not available.
  • Salt. To taste.
  • Parmesan Cheese. Optional, but adds extra flavor. Vegans can use nutritional yeast.

How to Make these Zucchini Noodles

1. Spiralize the zucchini on the medium setting. Set aside.

spiralizing the zucchini

2. In a large skillet, cook the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and red pepper flakes in olive oil, for about 1 minute.

cooking garlic and tomatoes

3. Add the zucchini noodles and, using tongs, gently toss the noodles every minute or so for about 5 minutes, until the noodles are lightly cooked and heated through.

adding the zoodles

4. Add basil (and Parmesan, if desired), stir, and turn off the heat. Serve immediately.

adding herbs
Zucchini Noodles on the plate sprinkled with Parmesan

About Spiralized Zucchini

You’ll need some spiralized zucchini noodles (a.k.a. Zoodles) for this recipe. You can:

  1. Make them yourself. Making zucchini noodles is super easy, but you do need to have a spiralizer on hand. I own this Ultimate 7-Blade Vegetable Spiralizer and you can buy it for just under $30 from Amazon. Once you get your hands on a good spiralizer, you are ready to make zoodles at home. There are so many other vegetables you can spiralizer; you’ll have a lot of fun with your new kitchen friend. Read more here: 7 Best Vegetables to Spiralize.
  2. Buy them. If you just want to dip your foot into the spiralizing waters, and you are not ready to invest in a spiralizer, you can purchase zoodles from any large grocery or health food store. They are usually sold in the produce section, where pre-chopped vegetables and salad mixes are located. Make sure you buy fresh and not frozen zoodles.

What to Serve these Zoodles with

  • On their own. This delicious vegetarian meal can be eaten as is. Just grab a fork and dig in.
  • With vegetables. These Zucchini Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomatoes can be made with additional vegetables, such as broccoli, corn, or spinach. Just keep in mind that the cook time will change.
  • Alongside protein. Try this zoodle dish with some Spinach Stuffed Flounder or Easy and Crispy Fried Tofu.
  • With grains or bread. Serve this recipe with some rice, couscous, quinoa, or toasted bread. Cilantro Lime Rice and Black Beans or even Zucchini Rice would work great.

How to Store and Reheat

You can store these Zucchini Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomatoes in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. Just keep in mind that the noodles will release moisture as they sit. Reheat them on the stovetop until warmed through, or microwave them for a minute or so.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the zucchini noodles ahead of time. Once they have been spiralized, place them in a lidded container with a paper towel in the bottom to absorb excess liquid. They can be refrigerated for 2-3 days before cooking and serving.

Zucchini Noodles in the skillet

Whether you serve these Zucchini Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomatoes on their own or as a side dish, this recipe is convenient, simple, and scrumptious. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

More tasty ways to use spiralizer:

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Zucchini Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Tania Sheff

These Zucchini Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomatoes are tart, sweet, and just a bit spicy. You can prepare this simple zoodle dish in minutes, and even prep it ahead of time for busy nights.

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 6 mins

Total Time 16 mins

Course Main Dish

Cuisine American

Servings 2 servings

Calories 302 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 1 ½ lb. zucchini noodles
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 large sun-dried tomato halves, cut into small squares
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅛ tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste
  • ½ tsp. salt or to taste
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese optional

Instructions 

  • Spiralize the zucchini on the medium setting. Set aside.

  • In a large skillet, cook the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and red pepper flakes in olive oil, for about 1 minute.

  • Add the zucchini noodles and, using tongs, gently toss the noodles every minute or so for about 5 minutes, until the noodles are lightly cooked and heated through.

  • Add basil (and Parmesan, if desired), stir, and turn off the heat. Serve immediately.

Notes

ABOUT SPIRALIZED ZUCCHINI

You’ll need some spiralized zucchini noodles (a.k.a. Zoodles) for this recipe. You can:

  1. Make them yourself. Making zucchini noodles is super easy, but you do need to have a spiralizer on hand. I own this Ultimate 7-Blade Vegetable Spiralizer and you can buy it for just under $30 from Amazon. Once you get your hands on a good spiralizer, you are ready to make zoodles at home. There are so many other vegetables you can spiralizer; you’ll have a lot of fun with your new kitchen friend. Read more here: 7 Best Vegetables to Spiralize.
  2. Buy them. If you just want to dip your foot into the spiralizing waters, and you are not ready to invest in a spiralizer, you can purchase zoodles from any large grocery or health food store. They are usually sold in the produce section, where pre-chopped vegetables and salad mixes are located. Make sure you buy fresh and not frozen zoodles.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 14gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 921mgPotassium: 1066mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1002IUVitamin C: 63mgCalcium: 362mgIron: 2mg

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