Zucchini Caprese, or Caprese Zoodles

My experience with spiralizer started with this recipe a few years ago.  It has become a staple in our family. If you don’t have a spiralizer in your kitchen, just thinly slice zucchini lengthwise to form spaghetti-like strands.  It will take longer but works for the first-timers.  If you like this recipes and decide to include it into your meal plan, invest in a good spiralizer. It saves a ton of time. You can start with a simple one like this or more advanced by OXO.

Zucchini Caprese

Spiralized Zucchini

I love to make this warm salad/pasta for dinner. It is easy to cook, only 355 cals per serving and rich in protein and vitamins. It takes only 20 min to cook also (like most of the recipes from my collection).

Zucchini Caprese
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Zucchini Caprese
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Total Time:
20 minutes

I love to make this warm salad/pasta for dinner. 20 min to cook and only 355 cal per serving. Also vegetarian and packed with all good stuff for your body. 

Yield: 4
Category: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Vegetarian,
Cuisine: Italian, Modern American
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs small zucchini, spiralized
  • 12 oz ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed with press
  • 2 tbsp capers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a wok or 12-in skillet until hot.
  2. Add spiralized zucchini and cook 1-2 min, stirring. Remove from heat, transfer to a salad bowl and set aside.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes to zucchini bowl.
  4. Cut mozzarella into 1/2 cubes, add to the bowl with zucchini.
  5. Add basil leaves and garlic to the bowl.
  6. Add 1/2 tsp. of salt, or to taste
  7. Gently toss to combine and sprinkle with pine nuts.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Notes

* Make that tomatoes are ripe, it makes a difference. You can use both regular and cherry tomatoes. * If you don't have a spiralizer in your kitchen, just thinly slice zucchini lengthwise to form spaghetti-like strands. 

Nutrition information
Calories per serving: 374.16 kcal
Fat per serving: 29.53 g
Saturated fat per serving: 9.5 g
Carbs per serving: 13.49 g
Protein per serving: 17.51 g
Fiber per serving: 3.82 g
Sugar per serving: 8.84 g
Sodium per serving: 479.61 mg
Cholesterol per serving: 44.79 mg
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