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Lemon Garlic Zucchini Noodles in a white bowl

Lemon Garlic Zucchini Noodles

The wonderful and healthy world of Zoodles! This Lemon Garlic Zucchini Noodles recipe is a satisfying main vegetarian dish, as well as a tasty vegetable side dish. Plenty of flavor, a hint of spice, and no guilt!

Course Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Garlic Zoodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 295 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 2 Medium Zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Sweet Onion, sliced in half rings
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • Zest of 1/2 of a Lemon, about 1 Tbsp
  • Juice of 1/2 of a Lemon, about 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (1/2 tsp for spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated, plus some for garnish
  • Parsley for garnish


Spiralize 2 Medium Zucchini

  1. Cut the ends off of the zucchini and fit one on the spiralizer. Turn the handle while exerting a little pressure to keep it on the spiralizer. When the noodles will come out, place in a bowl lined with a paper towel (to absorb excess water from the zucchini).
  2. Heat a 10-12 inch frying pan on med-high heat, and when it is hot add the olive oil.
  3. Add the onion, and sauté for a few minutes until starting to become translucent.
  4. Add the garlic and butter. Stir, cooking just for a minute so as not to burn it.
  5. Add lemon juice, zest, red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt, and 1/2 of the broth. Stir.
  6. Cook for a few minutes and reduce by 1/3.
  7. Add the remaining broth and let cook 2 or 3 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  8. Add the noodles and gently stir to coat with the sauce.
  9. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until tender (they will still have a little crunch, they are not noodles!).
  10. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.
  11. Remove to a serving bowl and garnish with parsley and more Parmesan to taste.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a spiralizer, you can thinly slice the zucchini.