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Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes

Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes

Have you tried your hand at spiralized vegetable noodles yet? They’re all the rage, and for a good reason! Veggie noodles are a fun way to get some extra nutrients into your diet, and they’re super easy to prepare. I love my spiralizer so much that I can’t help but make doe eyes at it and commend it for all the deliciously healthy meals it has brought to my table.

Roasted Tomatoes and Spiralized Zucchini
Chances are, you or someone you know was blessed with an abundant crop of zucchini this year. Spiralizing it into noodles is a great way of using up a lot of squash in one go once you’ve had your fill of zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, and zucchini everything else. If you’re new to spiralizing vegetables, you can use a hand-held or free-standing spiralizer — I use a Spirelli, which I reviewed over on the Marketplace. No matter what tool you use, it takes seconds to turn vegetables into noodles – quicker than boiling a pot of pasta!

Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes
You can serve zucchini noodles with marinara or pesto, just like regular noodles, but this version is tossed in a light lemon-garlic dressing. While the tomatoes are roasting in the oven, spiralize the zucchini and whisk together the dressing — the whole meal is finished in less than 30 minutes! And if you don’t want to turn on the oven, that’s okay too — fresh tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes will work just as well.

This post was originally published July 28, 2014.

Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes

Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes

Zucchini noodles tossed with oven-roasted tomatoes, pine nuts, and a garlicky lemon dressing.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 10 ounces grape tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil or any neutral-flavored cooking oil you have on hand
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 pounds zucchini spiralized
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Toss together the grape tomatoes, oil, oregano and a pinch of salt on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the skins begin to wrinkle and move away from the flesh. Remove from the oven and let the tomatoes cool slightly.
  • Place the zucchini noodles in a large serving bowl.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, lemon zest, and garlic; pour it over the zucchini noodles and toss to coat. Add the roasted tomatoes and pine nuts and serve.
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  • Reply
    July 29, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    This looks delicious and i cannot wait to give it a try! I have fresh basil and think I will add a nice pesto and some grilled radicchio (as I am always trying to sneak superfoods into my kids diets).

    Thank you for a new recipe! 🙂

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    Paige Butterfield
    August 19, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Nothing better than spiralized zucchini <3

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    September 10, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Just wanted to clarify in this recipe, you don’t cook the noodles? They go into it just spiralized and raw?

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    Layla favel
    May 21, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    5 stars
    I made this, but made a few changes. I added leeks and a bit of onion and lightly fried it first with garlic. Then after a few minutes I sauteed the spinach and some fresh corn and put aside. Then followed the rest of the recipe except I added everything including the zucchini in the pan at the end to warm it up a bit. I sprinkled with chili flakes and that was it. Sooo good!

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