Greek zoodles – iowa girl eats

Greek Zoodles cook in just 10 minutes and are full of fresh, clean flavors. Strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe without yogurt Pair with chicken or shrimp, or serve as a gluten-free light main meal for two!

This past Friday we bought Moana on Apple TV for family movie night then watched it, um, four times over the course of three days. Strawberry mango smoothie recipe without yogurt I even contemplated playing it by myself when the kids were napping Saturday afternoon to make the stack of receipts and excel spreadsheet sitting in front of me (#taxseason) a bit more tolerable. Instead I made a pitcher of Spicy Grapefruit Margaritas and called it a day. Strawberry smoothie recipe without yogurt Kidding! Saved those until after the kids went to bed. Strawberry blueberry smoothie recipe without yogurt ????

Anyway, even if you don’t have kids I would totally recommend the movie.


Strawberry kiwi smoothie recipe without yogurt The animation was unbelievable, the plot was like a breath of fresh air (teen heroine with real body proportions and zero need for a dopey prince to save her! ????) THE MUUUUUSIC, plus the ancient Polynesian setting was a sight for sore eyes, seeing as how it snowed ALL day Friday.

The timing was fitting too, as I’d just taken inspiration from another breathtaking part of the world to create the recipe I’m sharing with you today, Greek Zoodles! Say hello to your meatless Monday light main or side dish that’s low-carb, gluten-free, packed with bright flavor, and cooks in just 10 minutes!

The idea for this dish came to me early last week and my mouth would not stop watering until I finally tasted it. Strawberry smoothie recipe without yogurt or ice cream Zucchini noodles (zoodles, y’all!) are sauteed with shallots and garlic, a pinch of dried oregano, sweet sun-dried tomatoes, tangy kalmata olives and feta cheese, which becomes almost gooey from the heat of the dish, and a drizzle of fresh lemon juice at the end.

I prepped, cooked, styled, and shot this entire recipe in the amount of time it took Cam to take one of his patented 31 minute cat naps. Strawberry smoothie recipe orange juice COUNT IT. Mango smoothie recipe without orange juice To be fair, I had prepped the zoodles ahead of time as they need 30 minutes to mingle with a little salt in the refrigerator to prevent them from creating a soggy dish. Mango orange smoothie recipe Worth it though, and I’ll show you how.

I’ll never forget how on Ben’s and my trip to the Amalfi Coast, fresh olives littered the ground like crunchy leaves do here in the fall. Orange smoothie recipe without yogurt The olive trees in the tiny town of Praiano where we stayed were as abundant as oaks are here – and the amount of lemon trees dripping with the fragrant fruit wasn’t far behind. Strawberry banana smoothie recipe with yogurt and orange juice You’re going to love the combination of kalamata olives and fresh lemon juice in this Mediterranean-inspired dish. Fresh pressed apple cider recipe It’s also very light so you could make it for a refreshing post-workout meal, or pair it with a piece of fresh fish, shrimp, or even chicken. Healthy orange juice smoothie recipes Shall we?

Start by spiralizing 2 large, thin zucchini using the fattest noodle blade. Chicken cranberry sauce orange juice recipe I love my Paderno Spiralizer! You could also use several smaller zucchini – you’ll just need 1 pound total. Orange smoothie recipe with yogurt Whichever size you go with, try and find zucchini that are the same diameter all the way through so you get those long, pretty noodle spirals.

Place the zoodles into a colander over a bowl then lightly salt and toss with your fingers to coat, and then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Strawberry banana orange julius smoothie recipe This is the key to avoiding watery zoodles – definitely don’t skip! Next use paper towels or a kitchen towel to gently squeeze or blot the excess moisture off the zoodles.

Time to cook! Saute 1 small chopped shallot in 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil in a large, 12? skillet over medium heat until tender, then add 2 minced garlic cloves and saute for 30 more seconds.

Turn the heat up to medium-high then add the zoodles, season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of dried oregano then saute until the zoodles begin to soften. Strawberry banana orange smoothie recipe Add 1/3 cup kalamata olives that have been sliced in half and 2 Tablespoons sun dried tomatoes packed in oil (I used Mezzetta brand for both the olives and sun dried tomatoes) then continue sauting until the zoodles are al dente. Banana orange apple smoothie recipe This entire process should only take about 10 minutes.

Last step is to add 3oz crumbled feta cheese and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice which wakes the entire dish up. Strawberry banana fruit smoothie recipe Like I said ,the feta in here, warmed from the heat of the skillet, is absolutely insane. Orange pineapple smoothie recipe healthy Gooey, cheesy, yummy.

Well that’s all she wrote, my friend! So simple, right? Like I said, you could pair the Greek Zoodles with fresh fish or chicken or, if you’re keeping things on the lighter side, pile it straight onto a plate and dig in. Pineapple coconut orange smoothie recipe I hope you love this light, low-carb, gluten-free dish – enjoy!

• 2 large thin OR 4 small thin zucchini (1lb,) spiralized using the fattest noodle blade

• 2 Tablespoons sun dried tomatoes packed in oil (I used Mezzetta)

• Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large, 12″ skillet over medium heat. Pineapple orange banana smoothie recipe Add shallots then saute until tender, 5 minutes. Margarita recipe using orange juice Add garlic then saute until very fragrant, 30 seconds. Margarita recipe orange juice triple sec Add zucchini noodles then turn the heat up to medium-high and season with salt, pepper, and dried oregano.

• Saute zucchini noodles until they just begin to soften then add kalamata olives and sun dried tomatoes, and continue sauting until zucchini is al dente. Orange carrot karma smoothie recipe Add feta cheese and desired amount of lemon juice then toss to combine and serve.

I’ve never had a Kalamata Olive (and I’m GREEK!!! Oh the horror!). Carrot cake recipe orange juice But, if I don’t like green or black olives, what are the chances I would like a kalamata? I do like capers if that helps. Sponge cake recipe orange juice lol! Everything else in this dish sounds divine! Definitely giving it a try.

If you love capers you’d most likely like kalamata olives (I’m obsessed with both!) If you don’t need to eat gluten-free you could always buy a few from your grocery store’s olive bar to give them a try without having to buy an entire jar!

Hi Kristin! I just came across your blog and I love it! Like you, I was diagnosed with coeliac disease a few years ago..what a pain, hey? But at least we got to discover some new great and tasty food! I am a nutritionist and I finally decided to start my own blog about healthy and affordable eating, so if you have any spare time feel free to check it out! I will be following your future recipes and I am looking forward to trying them! Sending lots of love, Monica x

Hi Kristin, I was wondering if making a big batch of Zoodles would last in the fridge for a few days cooked or uncooked? I like to meal prep on Sundays and would love to make this as a meal for the week. Strawberry banana smoothie recipe without yogurt or milk Thanks again for another delicious recipe!

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