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Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) with Tomatoes and Capers

Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) – This raw 5-Ingredient zoodles is a healthy zucchini noodles recipe you’ll make all through the warm months. It’s fresh, fast, and furiously flavorful.

Zoodles

Summertime Recipes 

It’s that time of year when we all internally decide we only want to cook outdoors… Or not cook at all.

Obviously, I can’t condone not cooking. Especially if that means living off take-out for the rest of the season. However, I fully understand the desire to spend more time in the gorgeous warm weather and spend less time over a hot stove.

Preparing your own meals not only satisfies a deeply rooted ancestral urge we all share. (Or at least most of us share.) It also provides a creative outlet and offers complete quality control. You should definitely do it.

However, I have a solution to the not cooking scenario…

Vegetable Noodles

Raw Zucchini Noodles

How about incorporating a few RAW meals into your weekly menu? Raw foods provide all sorts of healthy vitamins and minerals to your diet, cut down on prep time, and eliminate cooking altogether. If only for a night or two.

One popular raw dish you should give a try is “zoodles”… Also known as a zucchini noodles recipe.

By shredding zucchini with a spiralizer, you can create long raw noodle strands.

Spiralizers are inexpensive, and a fun kitchen tool to have on hand. We’ve used ours to make apple noodles for fruit salad, raw beet and sweet potato salads, and even cut potatoes for curly matchstick fries.

Once your zoodles are spiralized, you can simply toss them with other fresh ingredients for a quick light meal.

Zucchini Noodles

Summer Night Dinner

Today I’m sharing 5-Ingredient Zoodles with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers, a fast and healthy go-to zucchini noodles recipe you can make in moments!

I tossed these zucchini noodles with sun-dried tomato pesto until well coated. Then I mixed in sweet cherry tomatoes, briny capers, and a handful of freshly shaved parmesan cheese.

This 5-ingredient recipe offers a sweet and salty combination that is extremely satisfying…

Especially on nights, you don’t feel like cooking.

Vegetable Noodles

Zucchini Noodles Ingredients 

  • Zucchini 
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto or Homemade Red Pepper Pesto 
  • Cherry Tomatoes or Grape Tomatoes
  • Drained Capers
  • Shaved Parmesan Cheese

Zoodles with capers

How to Make Zoodles 

  1. Grab your spiralizer and your zucchinis. Cut off the ends of the zucchini and then spiralize them into long strands. Put them in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Take your cherry or grape tomatoes and cut them in half. Put them to the side in a separate bowl.
  3. Mix the pesto in with the zoodles and make sure that it is well mixed and all the zoodles have a good coating of the pesto. 
  4. Top the pesto zoodles with the tomatoes and capers. Add a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
  5. Serve it up! 

Get The Full (Printable) Recipe Below For How To Make Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles).

5-Ingredient recipe

Frequently Asked Questions 

How long does it last in the fridge? 

This recipe can last in the fridge for 3-4 days. One thing to be careful of is the excess water that you might find in your air-tight container. The zucchini will release it’s moisture over time, so you may need to pour off the excess liquid when you eat the leftovers.

Why are my vegetable noodles soggy?

There are a few reasons why zoodles become soggy. The water content in the zucchini could be a factor. If your zoodles seem very moist, try using a paper towel to squeeze out some of the noodles before adding the pesto or any other ingredients.

You also have to be cautious about which kind of pesto that you use, because if it has higher water content, then that is going to turn the pesto from a thick sauce to a watery sauce.

Raw Vegetables

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Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) with Tomatoes and Capers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Fresh RAW 5-ingredient Zoodles with Capers and Cherry Tomatoes! This healthy zucchini noodles recipe is loaded with flavor and so easy to make.
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Trim the ends of the zucchini and cut into noodles with a spiralizer. Place the "zoodles" in a large bowl. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  • Add 1/3 cup pesto to the zoodles and mix to coat. Then top with the tomatoes and capers. Lightly toss, and serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 140kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 811mg, Potassium: 781mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 1220IU, Vitamin C: 63.4mg, Calcium: 218mg, Iron: 2.1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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26 comments on “Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) with Tomatoes and Capers”

  1. Easy and delicious! My husband and I really enjoyed this and will make it again.

  2. 5 stars for sure!!! I will definitely be making this again soon!

  3. great zoodle tweak, capers are too seldom used (at least by me), thank you!

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  7. just LOVE zoodles!!! and these look delicious!

  8. Don’t you just love these spiralizer recipes? I mean, i wouldn’t even know these weren’t regular noodles. That recipe looks awesome…and I love the new look on your site!

  9. Your site looks great, Sommer – and I’m loving this fresh and flavorful recipe!

  10. Your zoodles look awesome!!!  I need to break out my spiralizer again!

  11. Love zoodles!! And these are gorgeous! 

  12. I love quinoa!  Delicious recipe :) 

  13. I am a huge fan of not cooking…sometimes. I am so a huge fan of people cooking for me…{cough,cough} hint hint. 
    I need a spiralizer like woah. These photos proove it! GORGEOUS! 
    And I am super impressed with all your upgrades! 

  14. This is a healthy meal that I would love to share with my family.  Plus it is super easy to prepare.

  15. Okay, fine – I’ll go buy a spiralizer! Seriously, these look AWESOME! Way better than takeout and a great main course or side dish for spring and summer.

  16. Lovin’ the zoodles! This looks delicious!

  17. I have many those nights when I don’t feel like cooking, so this is great for it. 

  18. That’s it – I have GOT to buy a spiralizer.  This looks amazing!!

  19. We had zoodles last night!! Love that you made a raw dish with them!!

  20. I really need to get my mitts on one of those spiralizers! These noodles look amazing! 

  21. I totally get that too! I mean who wants to be inside cooking when it’s gorgeous outside?!

    I’ve been really meaning to buy a spiralizer. Zoodles look so fun and we always have a great harvest of zucchini in the summer.

    New site looks fab!

  22. Love the new design, Sommer! It looks really good and I did notice the faster load!!!

    This recipes looks wonderful! I need a spiralizer!

  23. Such pretty Zoodles! can’t go wrong with these flavors!

    Love the new site, so pretty!

  24. Love the new site Sommer! Zoodles are on my to-do list this spring!

  25. I neeeeed to get a spiralizer! The zoodles look SO good and I bet I won’t even miss the carbs. Your new site is so well-thought out! Love it!

  26. Why have I never tried using my spiralizer? After looking at this I must take it out of the box!