Why does eating healthy always become a pain? Shouldn’t it be easy to eat clean? Well, with the help of zucchini noodles (zoodles), the stress of avoiding carbs during the summer is gone! Zoodles are delicious, fun to make, and can easily take the place of regular noodles.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite light and refreshing zoodle recipes for summer. These recipes are great for quick and easy dinners or an upcoming cookout with friends!
Raw Avocado Lime Zoodles
This recipe is the ideal refreshing zoodle dish. The mixture of the avocado and lime, on top of the zucchini creates a light and cool combination that works perfectly for light, but filling dinner. To whip up this zoodle dish check out the recipe here.
Chicken and Zucchini Noodle Caprese
Nothing says fresh food like a caprese salad in the summer. Now the traditional caprese salad can be transformed into a delicious noodle dish with the use of zoodles. Follow this recipe from Skinny Taste for their take on how to create a healthy and delightful chicken and caprese zoodle salad.
Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto
Kelly from Eat Yourself Skinny brings us her take on avocado pesto zoodles. If the avocado and lime zoodles sounded a little too plain, this recipe is another great take on mixing avocado with zoodles. To learn more about Kelly’s zoodle dish check out the recipe here.
Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Zucchini “Fideo” Soup
There’s nothing wrong with a light and spicy soup every once and awhile—even if it is summertime. Skinny Taste gives us the low-down with their take on Fideo soup, but they replace angel hair pasta with zoodles. The chipotle chicken and zoodle combo will definitely make your taste buds dance, so follow this recipe here.
Tomato Basil Zucchini Pasta with Goat cheese and Asparagus
Ali from Inspiralized brings us her take on a zoodle dish that incorporates traditional flavors with a twist. The tomato basil and goat cheese create a traditional pasta feel, while the zoodles leave you feeling guilt free! For some traditional Italian flavors and a little more, follow Ali’s zoodle dish here.
5-Minute Bacon, Egg and Cheese Zoodle Breakfast
Thanks to the Food Network, my eyes have been opened to zoodles for breakfast. This quick and easy, 5-minute recipe is perfect for a busy morning. A great way to make this breakfast stress-free is to make the zoodles the night before and then add the rest of the ingredients in the morning! To get the step-by-step recipe, check out the Food Network’s list of 11 amazing things to make with Zoodles here.
Vegetarian Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai
This recipe is one of my favorites on the list. Ali from Inspiralized shares with us her take on the classic dish, Pad Thai. Instead of using rice noodles, she incorporates zoodles into her dish, making this Pad Thai a lot healthier than most. Not only is this Thai dish redone with zoodles this recipes is entirely vegetarian so there is absolutely no guilt with this meal! To follow along with Ali’s recipe visit Inspiralized here.