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Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

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Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

I have a favorite new kitchen toy you guys! A spiralizer. Does it make me old to be so excited about this thing? Don’t answer that. It’s how I make all things zoodles like these caprese zoodle bowls with chickpeas.

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

I know, I know. I’m kind of late to the zoodle game. But I have good reason. I had to find a spiralizer I loved. I have been through a few before I found this OXO Good Grips Spiralizer including a terrible electric one that did not work. But this OXO spiralizer is amazing. It’s so easy to use that literally my 2 year old daughter can use it.

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

She loves to turn the crank on it and steals the zoodles out of the other end as I make them. She gets super excited whenever I make them because she likes to help turn the veggies into noodles.

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

And I’m ok with her doing it. Honestly I like teaching her how to do things in the kitchen and I feel like the spiralizer is easy enough to use and perfectly safe as long as I am helping her. It’s definitely easier than chopping or grating veggies. The only downside to this particular spiralizer is that it doesn’t have the best suction to the counter so it dances a little if I’m not bracing the base. But I can spiralizer a whole zuchinni in less than a minute. It’s that easy.

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

And just in case you are wondering, I didn’t get paid to endorse this brand or this product. I just am obsessed with my spiralizer. I love it hard.

I know I told you all last week when I wrote a thousand word long word dump about random things that aren’t food related that I am trying to get healthier. Well, for me, it’s hard eating less pasta. Pasta is my go to. Carby, yummy pasta smothered in things like crock pot bolognese sauce. I could eat pasta literally every day.

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

So for now, I am not giving up my yummy sauces. Nope. I’m just eating all the veggie noodles covered in yummy sauce or with yummy things added. Enter these caprese zoodle bowls with chickpeas. It’s basically salad because hello giant bowl of veggies but it feels like pasta. It’s satisfying yet light. And it’s the perfect way to use up all the summer zucchini and sweet gorgeous cherry tomatoes.

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

Plus the light lemony flavor and baby balls of mozzarella? So good. Throw some basil leaves in and it’s summer lunch or dinner perfection. I swear I am going to eat this every day for the rest of the summer to make up for that summer FOMO I told you about last week. I seem to be crushing on the lemon basil flavor. I just can’t get enough between this and the Tomato Chickpea and Quinoa Salad with Lemony Basil Vinaigrette that I’ve been eating on the regular.

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

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Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas

Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas


  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

Easy Caprese Zoodle Bowls with Chickpeas


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounces of mini mozzarella balls
  • 1 cup of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1015 basil leaves
  • 1 tbs olive oilq
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Spiralize the zucchini using the blade to make fettucine noodles. Sprinkle the zoodles with salt and let sit for about 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel and squeeze out the excess water.
  2. Heat the tablespoon of olive oil up in a pan over medium heat. Add the zoodles and garlic. Cook for about 2 minutes until zoodles are warmed through. Add the rest of the veggies and mozzarella balls. Squeeze in lemon juice and toss with basil leaves. Enjoy!

Notes

Chickpeas optional
To keep it vegan, don’t use mozzarella cheese

  • Category: lunch, dinner, vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 servings

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Thursday 21st of September 2017

[…] I can’t do the running health nut thing without flying my foodie flag. And while I love some Caprese zoodle bowls with chickpeas, I need to indulge sometimes. With things like fried mozzarella grilled cheese sandwiches. Because […]

Quinn Caudill

Saturday 26th of August 2017

I love using zoodles in dishes. Another great recipe to add to my list.

jfletcher

Friday 8th of September 2017

Thank you.

Cathy M

Thursday 24th of August 2017

What a yummy zoodle recipe idea! Cannot wait to make this at home!

jfletcher

Friday 8th of September 2017

Thank you!

Melanie

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

I love love caprese and will try to turn anything into those flavors. This looks perfect!

jfletcher

Friday 8th of September 2017

Thank you!

Joan Cajic

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

I need to get me a spiralizer, makes eating veggies so much fun and my son would definitely be a fan of the zoodles since he loves pasta and this will trick him in a healthy way. Thank you for sharing.

jfletcher

Friday 8th of September 2017

Hahaha, last night I went to buy a zucchini and my daughter says, "Mommy are we making noodles?"

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