Zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes and olives

Zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes and olives

This is one of those recipes that I “created”, fell in love with, then I discovered it was a worldwide famous dish! 😀

For me, it was a revelation!!

I love raw zucchini noodles (you can also call them zoodles): they are so crunchy and tasty.

You can propose them as a side dish as well as a main dish.

But, being Italian and loving pasta, I would never thought about serving them in place of a pasta dish!!!

In Italy, we call this recipe zucchini spaghetti and I can assure you they are delicious.

I tasted them in a restaurant with some friends and we really had a good time.

It was one of those rare nights I can spend with two of my best Italian friends.

Living abroad, for me it is not so simple to meet them.

Well, that night we enjoyed our time together, we had lots of laughs and the food was fantastic.

For a couple of hours it seemed like time had stopped, like we didn’t live in two different countries and meet only once or twice in a year…

I love you girls!! 😀


Zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes and olives


Ingredients for 2 persons


1 big zucchini

4 cherry tomatoes

pitted Kalamata olives

1 garlic clove



extra-virgin olive oil



lemon zest


Cut the cherry tomatoes in 4 pieces and put them in a pan with olive oil, capers, Kalamata olives, oregano and the garlic (peeled and crushed).

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Let cook for a couple of minutes.

Meanwhile prepare the zucchini noodles.

You can use a spiralizer or a julienne peeler (like me) or a mandolin., the important thing is that you will have zucchini like that at the end:

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Add the zoodles into the pan, season with salt and let them cook for 5 minutes.

Plate them, sprinkle with pepper and lemon zeste and serve the zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes and olives.

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Bon Appétit!!