Mediterranean Zucchini Spirals Recipe: This Easy Zucchini Recipe Is Topped With Olives, Chickpeas & Tomatoes by Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN

Vegetarian Vegan Dinner Salads
4 months ago
Mediterranean Zucchini Spirals Recipe: This Easy Zucchini Recipe Is Topped With Olives, Chickpeas & Tomatoes

I love veggie noodles (aka voodles), and they're a great option if you're following a healthy Mediterranean diet. For a mere 10 calories for about a 2-ounce serving, you can’t beat this low-calorie, vitamin C-rich, plant-based meal option for lunch, dinner or as a tasty side dish. And this healthy vegan recipe is ready in only about 20 minutes!

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 ounces zucchini spirals
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, chopped

Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon shallots, minced

Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil and tilt pan to coat the whole surface. Add the zucchini spirals and dash with salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes, tossing with tongs every minute. Remove it from heat when zucchini is heated through and soft, but not mushy. Put the zucchini into a colander to drain excess water.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the zucchini and top with chickpeas, tomatoes and olives. Toss gently and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard and shallots. Drizzle the dressing on the zucchini mixture. Gently toss together. Serve immediately or put in the fridge to serve later.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
OMGoodness, this sounds so good! And I love how healthy and low-cal it is. Thank you for the great recipe, Victoria Shanta Retelny !
Sheri B Doyle
This looks delicious. It is hard to find easy, family friendly veggie recipes. Can't wait to make this!
bepositive
Super healthy idea 😋

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