If you have never tried zucchini noodles — this recipe is a great place to start. Using just a handful of wholesome ingredients, you can make a healthy veggie packed dinner in less than 20 minutes. 

Find zucchini noodles — or zoodles —  pre-cut fresh or frozen at many stores. However, I prefer to make them myself. With a handheld spiralizer (you can find one for under $10) you can turn a fresh zucchini into zoodles in just a few minutes!

Zucchini Noodle Tomato Basil Pasta | Rainbowl Foods

Zucchini Pasta with Tomato and Basil

Fill up on veggies with this zucchini noodle pasta dish. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 medium zucchini 1–1 1/2 cups zoodles
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped (I use cherry or grape tomatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil torn into small pieces
  • 1–2 cloves garlic minced
  • Up to 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 slices lemon juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon avocado oil for cooking
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast or 1/8 cup parmesan cheese (vegan if needed) optional


  • Spiralize zucchini into noodles (or use pre-cut zoodles).
  • Heat avocado oil in a medium-sized frying pan over medium heat. 
  • Add garlic and red chili flakes to the oil. Once it starts sizzling, add the zoodles. 
  • Cook zoodles for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly cooked.
  • Add tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast or parmesan (if using). Cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl and enjoy!

Zucchini Noodle Tomato Basil Pasta | Rainbowl FoodsZucchini Noodle Tomato Basil Pasta | Rainbowl Foods

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