Grilled Tomatoes and Basil Zucchini Noodles with Balsamic Glaze


Grilled Tomatoes and Basil Zucchini Noodles with Balsamic Glaze

Well, it’s that time of year again – Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Normally, I wouldn’t get excited about Fashion Week.

However, some kitchen products are joining the fashion week frenzy and jazzing up their product lines by joining forces with a fashionable designer to bring fun, stylish kitchen wares.

Alongside this entertaining-friendly summertime spiralized recipe, I have an amazing giveaway for you.

Grilled Tomatoes and Basil Zucchini Noodles with Balsamic Glaze

Before I get into the recipe and giveaway, let me explain a little bit more about what’s happening, from the official press release:

To showcase how to entertain colorfully and effortlessly, the CorningWare and Corelle team has joined up with Trina Turk to co-host Fashion Kitchen – an exclusive event during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with additional co-host Chef Seamus Mullen.

Now that you get the gist, let’s get to the recipe. One major thing to keep in mind when serving large groups something spiralized? Trim your noodles! I can’t stress this enough.

Grilled Tomatoes and Basil Zucchini Noodles with Balsamic Glaze

There’s nothing more “womp womp” than when you go to serve your guests zucchini noodles and you end up dropping it all over the table or serving one guest the whole dish, on account of a 30 foot long zucchini noodle.

It’s easy – just trim your noodles with a scissor after you spiralize and before you cook them. You can definitely trim them at the end, once they’re cooked – but it’s easier (and less messy) if you do it right after spiralizing. I usually just grab a bunch with my hand and snip away.

Grilled Tomatoes and Basil Zucchini Noodles with Balsamic Glaze

This recipe (served in one of the colorful CorningWare 4-piece baker sets) is the perfect way to end summer on a high note: with fresh zucchini, basil and tomatoes. The ingredients are simple, it’s serving friendly, and it’s a quick way to introduce your friends to spiralized cooking – without spending hours in the kitchen!

If you don’t want a balsamic glaze, you can even use the creamy balsamic dressing from yesterday’s recipe! Want to jazz it up a bit? Add some freshly steamed corn or some garlic.

Grilled Tomatoes and Basil Zucchini Noodles with Balsamic Glaze

Cute kitchen wares like these are like getting new workout clothes. Whenever I have a bright new tank for the gym, I’m more motivated to get my workout on (I want to show off my new look!) This is the same in the kitchen – colorful bowls, baking sets and plates make you want to invite friends over for a fun night of hanging out and enjoying yummy food.

Okay, enough. Time for the…..


The best part – the giveaway! One lucky reader will win ALL of the following products:


  • CW by CorningWare Pieces’ 4-Piece Baker Set. This set Includes: One 1.9-qt. Twilight Shallow Baker, One 3-qt. Pool Baker, One 1.5-qt. Vermilion Baker, and One 20-oz. Curry Baker
  • Boutique by Corelle® Designs set, which includes Four 10.25” dinner plates, Four 8.5” salad plates, Four 22-oz. bowls, and Four 14-oz. mugs.

Open to US addresses only. Giveaway ends on Thursday, August 21st at 11:59pm EST. Use the widget below to enter. Goodluck!

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Nutritional Information & Recipe


Serves 1

Grilled Tomatoes and Basil Zucchini Noodles with Balsamic Glaze + Entertaining Giveaway

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 beefsteak tomatoes, cut into ½ inch slices
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium zucchinis, Blade A
  • 1 large chiffonade of basil


  1. Place a medium saucepan over high heat and add in the vinegar. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook until reduced halfway.
  2. While balsamic is cooking, heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush the tomatoes and zucchini with the olive oil and season both generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Once the grill is heated, add in the tomatoes. Let cook for 2 minutes, flip over and cook another 2 minutes or until heated through and grill marks appear. Set aside.
  4. Add the zucchini to the grill or grill pan and periodically use a the back of a spatula (if using a grill pan) to compress the noodles down to cook quickly. Cook for just 3-5 minutes or until cooked through. When done cooking, the zucchini will sweat out moisture, so lightly pat dry and lay out in a [insert measurements here] serving dish. Season the zucchini with extra pepper and toss with the basil.
  5. Top the zucchini with the tomatoes and drizzle the balsamic on top. Garnish with extra basil and serve.

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  1. I'd make my Italian Chickpea Casserole!
  2. I love cute cookware more than I love shoes!!
  3. I would make my ziti with spinach and parmesan!
  4. I would bake a spinach pie.
  5. If I won this dish I would make THIS recipe! It looks amazing!
  6. I would make my Alfredo ravioli casserole! =)
  7. Looks delish! Totally agree with your urging us to cut the noodles. Thanks for all the great tips.
  8. This is such a beautiful dish, I think something hearty and colorful like the Spicy Italian Sausage and Zucchini Noodles casserole.
  9. I would make baked ziti and southern macaroni and cheese casserole.
  10. This side dish looks so fresh and awesome!! I would make your pesto sweet potato "rice" casserole in here if i won!! :)
  11. oooh, that's beautiful! It would be a good vessel for a sweet potato casserole.
  12. A big peach cobbler.
  13. Love the colors
  14. I would make baked French toast! I love rbeakfast
  15. Love love love that ice bucket - I've been searching forever!
  16. I just made your egg drop soup and I would surely make it again in that beautiful bowl.
  17. I would make my latest obsession, a spaghetti squash pizza casserole!!
  18. I would make a zucchini noodle lasagna dish! Yum! Possibly the one from your blog!
  19. If I won, I would serve shrimp Scampi over zucchini noodles in this dish. It would be a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds!
  20. I am so glad I came across this blog! My new go-to for recipes!
  21. I'd make a big Greek salad with spiralized cucumbers, served with hummus and grape leaves. And I'd get ice from the super cute ice bucket to make cucumber mint cooler cocktails.
  22. There are so many things but I have to say I think I would try the featured recipe!
  23. I would make a fruit crisp.
  24. LOVE this recipe, can't wait to try it! And hope I win the giveaway to use those too ;)
  25. I would make a giant pan of lasagna. Actually probably two casseroles...
  26. I would make cooked cucumber noodles with mint and lemon (my husband loved them with pork chops last week). Spiralized cucumbers, of course!I use my spiralizer at least every third day. Pumpkin spice waffles for breakfast, mmm. It would be lovely to have new bakeware, plus plates on which to serve Ali's great recipes.
  27. I'd make this dish to celebrate my win!
  28. LoriAnne in Oregon :
    Chicken Divan in the aqua colored pan!
  29. Well, I would give this gift to my son who is moving into his very first apartment! And I would send along the recipe I have for Chicken Tetrazzini. Thanks for the chance to win!
  30. i would bake a cheesy beef and cabbage casserole, family tradition
  31. I would make the spicy italian sausage and peppers zucchini pasta!!
  32. I would make the Tuna zucchini noodle casserole
  33. I'd make an updated tuna noodle casserole (just saw the recipe today online)
  34. Such a versatile dish! You could add almost anything for more layers of flavor - seafood, meat, fresh veggies, etc. Delish!
  35. Looks so good! I am always up for new ways to incorporate tomatoes!
  36. I made the Grilled Tomatoes and Basil Zucchini Noodles with Balsamic Glaze last night. I had little summer squash, so used that instead of Zucchini. I also added minced garlic, fresh roasted corn off 2 cobs, and topped with grated Parmesan. Terrific veggie recipe that can be an entree!
  37. I would make an eggplant/zucchini bake ****************** {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}
  38. I would make PaleOMG's Spaghetti Pizza Pie!
  39. [email protected] :
    I would make a spicy sausage casserole. :)
  40. I would make Lasagna
  41. I think zucchini lasagna, which I have always wanted to make but somehow never get around to making. Wonderful giveaway!
  42. If lucky enough to win, I would use the dish for veggie baked ziti!
  43. Garlic shrimp Alfredo zoodles
  44. A quick suggestion- Any way to put the recipes at the beginning of the posts? While I'm thrilled about your engagement and cookbook etc- the recipe needs to be the focus of the blog posts, not just tacked on wayyyy at the bottom. If I'm in a hurry, i want to skip the chatty parts and get to the point. Please don't take that the wrong way...
  45. So, is the zuchinni grilled after it's been spiralized?
  46. Karen posted: is the zucchini grilled after it's been spirialized? You posted: Yes, follow the recipe. Well..the recipe left out that step. I guess it is assumed the zucchini was spirialized. Just saying...I looked over this recipe 3 times and I thought I had to grill the zucchini before spiralizered it. Glad I read the post. Thank you. Great luck on book.!
  47. I would make eggplant casserole or as I call it if I want to impress my guests Aubergine Casserole : )


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