Doesn't that picture just scream summer freshness? We made this recipe the other night for supper and it did not disappoint! It's a perfect summer meal and is packed full of veggies that are in your CSA share right now; tomatoes, zucchini, basil, garlic. yum yum yum.
If you don't have a spiralizer, let us know and we'll spiralize your zucchini for you!
Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles Recipe
4 medium zucchini (about 2 pounds) we used 3 but 4 is good too
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic (3 to 4 cloves)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
2 medium tomatoes, chopped (about 12 ounces)
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1 cup basil leaves, torn into pieces
1 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp cold water
Salt, to taste
Trim and spiralize the zucchini. Cut extra long noodles so that they are about the length of spaghetti.
Add olive oil, garlic, and the red pepper flakes to a large, deep skillet. Turn to medium heat. When the oil begins to bubble around the garlic, add the zucchini noodles. Toss the noodles with pasta tongs and cook until al dente — they should be wilted, but still have a crunch; about 2-3 minutes. Do not let the noodles cook any longer or else they will become mushy. As they cook, keep tossing so that all the zucchini noodles have a chance to hit the bottom of the skillet.
Stir in the tomatoes, basil, and parmesan cheese. Cook for one minute.
Use pasta tongs to transfer the noodles, tomatoes, and basil to a serving dish. Leave the liquid in the skillet.
Bring the liquid to a simmer. Combine cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl then whisk into the simmering liquid. Cook, while whisking, until the liquid thickens to a sauce; about 1 minute. Taste the sauce and season with salt.
Pour the sauce over the zucchini, tomatoes, and basil. Finish with more parmesan cheese on top and serve immediately.