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Summer Veggie Zoodles with Red Pepper Lemon Vinaigrette

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Summer Veggie Zoodles with Red Pepper Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect way to add a little heat to your summer, without heating up the kitchen!

Zoodles with Red Pepper Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer Veggies

One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh vegetables that come in season! Zucchini, squash, and tomatoes are widely available and are tasting delicious! I was recently introduced to the world of zoodles. I know, I’m a little behind the times, but I thought they were much more difficult to make than they are. If you are new to zoodles like me, follow Wholesome Yum’s guide How to Make Zucchini Noodles. You’ll be a pro in no time.

So much fun to make and eat! While I cook them from time to time, with the summer heat I prefer to avoid the kitchen as much as possible. Toss raw zoodles with red pepper lemon vinaigrette, some cherry tomatoes and top with a little bit of herbed ricotta. It’s amazing!

Zoodles with Red Pepper Lemon Vinaigrette

Spice Up Summer

Just because you don’t want to turn on the oven doesn’t mean you don’t want a bit of heat! I love dressing my zoodles with red pepper lemon vinaigrette. It brings just the right amount of heat.

frontier spices

Frontier Co-op Organic Red Chili Pepper is perfect for it.

Now, I’m no stranger to Frontier Co-op. They have been around since before I was born. My mom was part of a food co-op when I was a child and would purchase Frontier Co-op spices for our family.

Not only is Frontier Co-op committed to providing the best seasonings, they are a globally conscious company that is committed to sustainability and fair trade. They work hand in hand with farmers to build relationships that foster community building. My family has been using Frontier Co-op spices forever and love them!

All of their products are non-irradiated and non-gmo.

Zoodles with Red Pepper Lemon VinaigretteSummer Veggie Zoodles With Red Pepper Lemon Vinaigrette

Frontier Co-op’s Organic Crushed Red Chili Pepper is new this summer. It adds the perfect peppery heat to dishes. Combined with lemon, olive oil, and Frontier’s Onion Flakes, it makes the perfect vinaigrette. Store it in a mason jar so you have it ready whenever the mood strikes!

By tossing summer veggies in the vinaigrette, you have the perfect, healthy lunch. I topped mine with a little bit of ricotta mixed with Frontier Co-op’s oregano and garlic powder. It’s a simple meal packed with flavor. My husband, who isn’t a fan of zucchini or squash, loved it!

Zoodles with Red Pepper Lemon VinaigretteFinal Notes

This dish is a must for summer! The crushed red pepper and lemon provide a flavor combo that is hard to beat. The zoodles provide the perfect blank slate to hold all the flavor.

If you’re looking to add a little bit of protein, a bit of chicken would be a nice addition. Try marinating it in the red pepper lemon vinaigrette! Another great topping for this would be Homemade Pasta Pomodoro Sauce from Evolving Table.

If you are just in love with lemon flavor like I am, you should also try this Vegetarian Lemon Pasta from Vegetarian Mama, it looks absolutely amazing! Doing Whole 30? This Low Carb Paleo Zucchini Lasagna from Food Faith Fitness will hit the mark!

Of course, if you like your zucchini a bit sweet, try this Healthy Zucchini Banana Bread from The Clean Eating Couple! Want to try a different spin on it? Try it with spaghetti squash. Sunkissed Kitchen will teach you How to Cook Spaghetti Squash.

I know you are going to love these zoodles with red pepper and lemon vinaigrette! Tell me- what is your favorite summer veggie?

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

zoodles with red pepper and lemon vinaigrette
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4.75 from 12 votes

Summer Veggie Zoodles with Red Pepper Lemon Vinaigrette


Red Pepper Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Herbed Ricotta

  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • 1 zuchinni zoodled
  • 2 squash zoodled
  • cherry tomatoes halved


  • Mix all dressing ingredients together in a jar. Shake will.
  • Mix herbed ricotta ingredients.
  • Toss zoodles and tomatoes with 1- 2 Tablespoons vinaigrette.
  • Top with herbed ricotta.

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  • Reply
    March 31, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you for the reminder to get out the zoodler! I haven’t used it in a while, but I’m definitely inspired with this recipe. The dressing sounds so simple but delicious.

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    March 30, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Yum!! I got an awesome attachment for my kitchen aid mixer this past Christmas and this is exactly the type of recipes I need to be trying with it this summer! Looks delicious!

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    Megan Stevens
    March 28, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Herbed ricotta ~ big heart eyes! Sounds SO good on zoodles. Excited to make this!!

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    March 28, 2019 at 12:38 am

    I loved the fresh this tasted and how easy it was to make! We are just coming out of Summer here unlike you but we have had such a long hot summer we still have lots of tomatoes in the garden – so this was perfect!

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    Raia Todd
    March 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I’ve been on a zoodle kick lately, I’ll have to give this a try!

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    March 27, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Love the idea of red pepper flakes in a dressing! AND herbed ricotta? This salad looks and sounds fantastic.

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    Joni Gomes
    March 26, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Loved this recipe! Surprisingly I did not miss the pasta and all of the herbs & spices really added so much flavor!

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    Renee Kohley
    March 26, 2019 at 11:55 am

    I have all of those Frontier Co-Op spices! I love them! This looks so refreshing – perfect for summer!

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    Cheryl Malik
    March 26, 2019 at 11:08 am

    One of my new favorite recipes!! Perfect for summer!

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    March 25, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Love zoodles and this looks like such a light and delicious meal! So perfect for Spring.

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    Kristen Wood
    March 16, 2019 at 4:48 am

    This looks so refreshingly delicious!!

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    August 21, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I have been wanting to try making veggie noodles. This is the perfect recipe for it.

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    August 17, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Zucchini noodles are my absolute favorite, I just need to get myself a spiralizer, so I can make them at home. Do you recommend a particular brand? Thanks for sharing!

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    Victoria Stacey
    July 31, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Zoodles are so fun to cook with! Zucchini is one of my favourite foods as it is so versatile!

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      July 31, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      It holds flavor so well!

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    July 30, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    This is the perfect Summer recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jessica Lam
    July 29, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious – I love ricotta cheese!

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      July 31, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Me too! Makes the dish!

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    July 29, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    This recipe sounds amazing and I just love the addition of ricotta cheese on top!!

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      July 31, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Ricotta is one of my favorite foods!

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    July 29, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I recently got a spiralizer and have been looking for ways to use it. This recipe looks easy and delicious 🙂

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      July 31, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Spiralizers are so fun!

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    July 29, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Yum! I love the zoodles! I just got a spiralizer and haven’t used it yet. Thank you for the inspiration!

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      July 31, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Take it out and start using it! We are going zoodle crazy around here!

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    Felicia @ The Starving Chef
    July 28, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Can’t wait to try this on the zucchini and squash I just pulled from my garden,

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      July 31, 2017 at 10:53 am

      You’re all set! This will be perfect!

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    July 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love the idea of the ricotta on top!

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    Mila @ Hangry Woman
    July 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    The spice packaging is so cute! Your zoodles look so yummy!

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      July 31, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Thank you! They are!

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    July 28, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Maybe this is the motivation to get me to get one of these things!

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      July 31, 2017 at 10:55 am

      I just got an inexpensive one from amazon, worked great!

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    Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries
    July 28, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    I love making zoodles and changing up the flavor profile. I am a big fan of ricotta, too, so I’ll have to try this!

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    Victoria with One Sharp Mama
    July 28, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I got a doodle maker floor Christmas. This would be a perfect recipe to use it on

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    July 28, 2017 at 11:18 am

    This is such a light recipe and perfect for Summer. Thanks for sharing!

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    July 28, 2017 at 11:10 am

    This is fantastic! Healthy and looks delicious!

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    Kristen Jones
    July 28, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Mmm! This looks so good! My mom and I were just facetiming the other day while she was making her own zoodles! I def need to try this soon!

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      July 31, 2017 at 10:57 am

      You are going to love it!

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    Jenna Urben
    July 28, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Yum, this looks great! I love making zoodles 🙂

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      July 31, 2017 at 10:57 am

      I’m new to it, but I am loving it!

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    Connie @Lessons and Learning for Littles
    July 28, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Looks delicious and like something we’d enjoy. And, it’s a great way to use up all those zucchinis we have from the garden! Thank you for sharing! The co-op looks nice too. I’m glad to see that they have free shipping over $49. Time to stock up! ?

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      July 31, 2017 at 10:46 am

      It is perfect for those zucchinis! The co-op is great, you can order online or find them in stores!

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