Lemon dill zucchini noodles are a delicious and light side dish for spring! These are easy to make and perfect for the warmer weather!
One of my favorite ways to enjoy zucchini is to make zucchini noodles, or zoodles. It’s so easy, and it’s actually one of the only ways that my son will eat zucchini. If you have children that are a little bit picky about eating vegetables, you may want to try spiralizing them! It’s fun to eat long ribbons of veggies – for both kids and adults!
I make zoodles pretty often, but lately, my favorite way to enjoy them is with lemon and dill. They just taste extra bright and fresh with lemon juice.
This easy recipe for lemon dill zucchini noodles is so simple to make, and it’s grain free and free of the top allergens.
Do you need a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles?
It certainly helps if you have a spiralizer, but it’s not totally necessary. A spiralizer makes it quick and easy to turn many vegetables into noodles, but you can use a sharp knife to do the same job.
If you don’t have a spiralizer, just use a very sharp knife to slice the zucchini into long, thin, noodles.
Are zucchini noodles good for you?
Yes, zoodles are a healthy choice, and if you are avoiding grains, then they are a great choice to replace pasta. Zucchini contains fiber, and vitamins A and C, so they are a good way to get some extra vitamins in your diet.
How do you cook zoodles?
Zoodles cook very quickly in a pan on the stovetop. Just add a little olive oil, and cook for about 5-6 minutes until the noodles are tender and bright green.
Can you cook zoodles in the microwave?
Yes, you can cook zoodles in the microwave. Just place them in a microwave safe bowl with a little water, and cover with waxed paper. Microwave for one minute, and check for desired tenderness. Once they are cooked according to your preference, drain off any extra liquid before serving.
What should you serve with zucchini noodles?
You can serve these lemon dill zucchini noodles with grilled chicken or fish, meatballs, or just enjoy them on their own. If you are able to eat dairy, you could add some feta cheese – I’m sure that would be delicious.
Can you freeze zoodles?
Zucchini has a high water content, so the texture may be compromised by freezing them. However, if you want to try freezing zoodles, place them in a freezer bag and remove all the air from the bag before freezing. They should stay fresh for up to 6 months.
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Lemon Dill Zucchini Noodles.
These lemon dill zucchini noodles are so easy to prepare, and are delicious and fresh for spring!
- 3 medium sized zucchini
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
Use a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles. Place the noodles in a skillet along with the tablespoon of olive oil.
Cook over medium heat, stirring often, for about 5-7 minutes. The zucchini noodles should be bright green and tender.
Turn off the heat, and squeeze the juice from the lemon onto the zoodles. Add the dill and stir. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
Store leftover zoodles in the refrigerator, they should be good for 2-3 days. For best texture, eat them right after cooking.
This recipe could also be made with yellow squash.
Little to lemony for our taste, but maybe my lemon was a little to juicy… who knows… but we served it under a grilled salmon cut.
Such a nice & lovely recipe idea. Absolutely stunning. Keep doing the hard work as always. Thanks for everything.
What a delicious looking recipe, thank you for sharing! Definitely making this the next time I head to the store.
I can’t wait!! I love zucchini….my husband, not so much. However, I have discovered that made into zoodles, he eats them right up! This is so simple and sounds delightful. Will try this weekend! Thank you so much!
I hope you love them!
Rev Dr Kathleen Raphael DD LPN
I thought you might like to know how valuable I find your recipes to be. It’s relatively easy to take care of your loved ones, but you care enough to provide these recipes for others, as well!
Being a vegetarian, I look forward to trying this…
Thank you so much for your nice note! I appreciate you! :)