Incredible flavor, super low carb and so simple to make. Roasted zucchini, summer squash, bell pepper with broccolini garlic and thinly sliced onions, served on a bed of zucchini noodles, otherwise known as zoodles.

difficulty level: beginner

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 27 minutes

equipment needed:

  • a large oven sized baking sheet, or two small ones
  • a mandolin slicer will speed up the prep but is not necessary
  • 12" non stick frying pan

what you need:

  • 2 medium zucchini spiralized on the thin setting on your spiralizer, set aside
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced (very fast with mandolin)
  • 2 medium yellow squashes, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced (very fast with mandolin)
  • 1 small onion very thinly sliced; cut into quarters lengthwise & thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper cut into very thin strips
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved lengthwise
  • 1 carrot cut in half lengthwise and cut into thin slices (very quick on mandolin)
  • 1 large garlic clove finely grated on a cheese grater or micropane
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp Italian dried herb mix (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt + 1/8 tsp salt divided
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • black pepper to preference
  • cooking oil spray

what to do:

  • preheat oven to 455 degrees
  • line a large oven sized baking sheet with foil and spray/ grease foil well.
  • place all cut veggies (not the zucchini noodles) on the baking sheet, drizzle with oil, sprinkle Italian herbs 1/2 tsp salt and pepper, mix well with your hands, then spread evenly onto the baking sheet
  • spray lightly with cooking spray and place in oven on middle rack for 20 minutes
  • preheat non stick pan on medium high, lightly spray pan with oil.
  • add zucchini noodles, sprinkle 1/8th tsp salt, 1/4 tsp onion powder and lightly spray them
  • cook zoodles for 5 minutes flipping occasionally. then remove from heat and set aside
  • take baking sheet out of oven once the 20 minutes have elapsed, turn broil element on
  • mix the veggies with two spatulas, spread evenly again, spray lightly and place in oven two racks below broil element, broil 4-7 minutes this will depend on your preference and the oven. you can leave the oven door lightly opened this will keep the broil element on.
  • do keep a close eyes on the veggies at this point, you want roasted caramelized, but not burnt.
  • mix zoodles with roasted veggies, or place zoodles on plate and top with veggies
  • add a touch of salt and pepper to preference, i sprinkled some vegan Parmesan on top.

this is a seriously delicious, addictive dish you can dive into, guilt free & super healthy. You can absolutely use regular pasta of choice here and mix it with the veggies.