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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!
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!
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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 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.
Summer 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!
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!
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
- 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.