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Zucchini noodles are a fun alternative to regular pasta. They provide vitamins A and C, and very few calories. Try this Zucchini Spaghetti recipe with other vegetables you enjoy, like carrots or yellow summer squash. They’re all delicious.

Serves 4 - 6 


  • 6 zucchini
  • Olive oil to coat pan
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 white onion, peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • Dried basil (and/or other spices for seasoning)
  • Optional: sesame seeds for topping



  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • Knife + Cutting board
  • Measuring spoons/cup
  • Spiralizer, julienne slicer,
    or vegetable peeler
  • Large pan with lid
  • Spatula

Recipe Preparation

  1. Using a Spiralizer, julienne slicer, or regular vegetable peeler, make zucchini spaghetti.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan, then add the tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until softened. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Add the lemon juice, dried basil or other spices, and zucchini. Stir together, cover, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Serve the zucchini spaghetti, top with sesame seeds, and enjoy!

Cooking Tips: 

  • Avoid peeling zucchini before spiralizing! It may become slimy and soggy
  • Never salt zucchini once it is heating in the pan, it may turn soggy

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