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...

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.

Nutritional Information & Recipe

Inspiralized

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

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Place a medium saucepan over high heat and add in the vinegar. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook until reduced halfway.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Top the zucchini with the tomatoes and drizzle the balsamic on top. Garnish with extra basil and serve.
with love, Ali

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  • Looks easy and yummy!
  • You always have beautiful pics with your recipes, which just draws me in. These dishes certainly accentuate the dish! Looking forward to trying this one.
  • This dish looks great and will showcase Jersey tomatoes beautifully. Love that baking dish!
  • I would make a lovely vegan fettuccine alfredo with zucchini noodles! Those dishes are beautiful!
  • Wow, love that baking dish! This will be awesome now that Jersey tomatoes are in!
  • If you use a grill and not a grill pan, how do you keep the zucchini noodles from slipping through the grate? Anyway, it looks delicious and I LOVE grilled tomatoes.
  • I would make a zucchini lasagna!
  • I would love all this! I just moved into a new apartment and am lacking in the kitchen department. Love all those colors!
  • This looks awesome!! I am going to have to try all your recipes one at a time. I'm addicted to my spiralizer!!!
  • And for the contest... I've been wanting to try your Chicken Tetrazzini with Zucchini Noodles so that's what I'd make first
  • If I won I would make this dish for sure, but also zucchini lasagna, zucchini noodles and sausage, the possibilities are endless!
  • Can't wait to make this!
  • Can't wait to try this! I would serve this, or any of your recipes, if I won the giveaway!
  • If I won the contest, I'd make the pesto broccoli sweet potato rice casserole-delicious!
  • This are gorgeous and the recipe looks delicious i will use this sets for my tomatoe,basil and cucumber salad or for my zucchinni zoodles thanks for the chance
  • If I won this giveaway, I would use these beautiful dishes as part of my everyday cooking, and to serve friends at my dinner parties. I have Celiac Disease, so I host a lot of gluten free dinner parties because eating out can be a hassle, and I can get really sick. These dishes would add some bright and happy motivation to my cooking adventures! Thank you for inspiralizing me! Whenever I'm feeling down that I have Celiac, I your blog posts remind me that I can live a happy and healthy life.
  • Looks amazing! It will be served tonight!! Thank you!!
  • GOSH, the baking dishes are gorgeous! I would really, REALLY love to try your spiralized lasagna! I used to make a spaghetti bake in my pre-paleo days and your spiralized lasagna sounds like an even more delish, healthier version of that. I'd love to try it in this gorgeous bakeware!
  • I've been wanting to try the Chicken Tetrazzini with Zucchini Noodles (but the Grilled Tomatoes look awesome too!!!) Thanks for the opportunity to serve it up right =)
  • I love the combination of in season tomatoes, zucchini and basil! I could eat this all the time and never get tired. The dishes look beautiful - fun, fun colors and would love to add them to all my white ones!
  • Love inspiralized!
  • I'd love to try the potato noodle recipes - I do a lot of zucchini and other squashes as noodles, but I'm intrigued by the potatoes.
  • I'd make the corn zucchini "pasta" salad recipe again. That was my fave so far this summer!
  • I have some giant tomatoes from my garden that need to be used. This recipe will be perfect. I love the colors of the corning ware, so summery!
  • Sometimes simplicity is best! This highlights all of my summer faves -- zucchini (of course), tomatoes, & basil...mmm :) And I luckily have all three home grown in the garden! Love this! Thanks Ali!
  • I would love to make the carrot and zucchini noodle shrimp scampi. I think the colors with the orange from the carrot, green from the zucchini, and the bold colors of the bowls would look amazing together. And the food would of course taste wonderful as well!
  • This looks absolutely delish! Going out to pick some zucchini, tomatoes, and basil and this will be on our table tonight. Thanks Ali, for another wonderful recipe!
  • There is nothing better than tomato, balsamic, and basil. This looks delicious.
  • Colorful cookware calls for colorful foods--the best from the farmer's market would be my choice. Roasted tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, with fresh basil from my garden on top!
  • I love that baking dish!!
  • I would make Tuna Zucchini Noodle Casserole.
  • Love the tip of cutting the noodles! The first time I put spiralized cucumber in a salad my grandmother ended up with a 2 ft long piece!
  • I would definitely make your summer zucchini pasta salad! Summer isn't over yet! :)
  • Trying this one soon!!
  • I'm going to try this! The corn sounds like a good idea, I think I'll grill some corn and add that too. And you're right about the snazzy baking dishes, I'll be more motivated to cook and entertain.
  • I would make the spicy sausage and zucchini noodles with peppers and lots of other good dishes that you have provided recipes for!
  • At first, I thought *caprese salad*! A dish I could eat every day, all summer. I'm wondering how this dish would be with a bit of mozzarella melted under the broiler just before serving? Yum! Sounds wonderful as is though. Stumbled on your blog about a month ago and ran out and bought a spiralizer. Loving it and many of your recipes!
  • Love the baking dishes!! I would love to try the 'asparagus potato noodle casserole' if I win...yum!:)
  • I'm so happy to have found your blog. I just bought a spiralizer and am having fun making new recipes for my family. So far, the kids and my husband have enjoyed everything I've spiralized. The kids are now calling veggies "cool"!
  • Those baking dishes are adorable! The perfect thing to serve up my new yummy new spiralized recipes. Thanks for hosting this giveaway - and crossing my fingers to hope I win!!
  • I'd try this recipe!!
  • What do you suggest if you do not have a grill and just have a kitchen? Thx
  • Such a pretty baking dish!! I would definitely make your zucchini lasagana! Love your blog!
  • Once again, an amazing recipe I'll definitely make!
  • I have all the ingredients on hand so I'm going to serve this yummy looking side with grilled shrimp and corn on the cob tonight. I just wish I had the beautiful dishes to serve it in!
  • I would have to try this Grilled Tomatoes and Basil Zucchini Noodles with Balsamic Glaze first to celebrate if I win these amazing dishes! X
  • I like the idea of the glaze on the zucchini and tomatoes -- looking forward to trying this! These CorningWare dishes would nicely present spiralized zucchini fritters, along with your "easy shrimp and butternut squash risotto". Won't the green, pink, and orange colors look terrific on the white Corelle plates when served?! Yes, please!
  • i would have to make the zucchini pasta salad recipe with the salami from your site! it's my new summer go-to. I made it last week for my boyfriend's family and his dad (who does not really even eat vegetables) loved it!
  • summer in a dish! yum :-)
  • I would make veggie lasagna!
  • If I won, the first thing I would make, and serve in these gorgeous dishes, would be your Baked Zucchini Pasta with Pancetta, Olives and Broccoli
  • Those dishes are so colorful! I would make any of the endless dishes on your site! Thanks for the great giveaway!
  • I am thinking about Fall right now and I think this would be beautiful in any of those dishes: http://www.inspiralized.com/2013/11/20/orange-cranberry-glazed-butternut-squash-noodles-with-honey-roasted-pecans/
  • I love the way today's recipe sounds and looks in the blue, I would make it. Thank you for the chance to win!
  • I would make the Candy Cane Beet Noodle and Arugula Quinoa Salad!
  • If I win, I would make tomato, basil, broccoli noodle, white bean salad !
  • This looks delicious and perfect for summer!! I've been dying to make your Garlic Asiago Sweet Potato fries!
  • It's unusually chilly for this time of year, so we've been craving comfort food. I'm thinking something like a cheesy veg lasagna would be perfect!
  • I have been using corelle/Corning ware for over 35 years !!! I still use my baking dishes!! My dishes are white... These new & bright colors are awesome!! Would make cooking your delish recipes so much fun !! Thanks!
    • Oops forgot to mention that the zucchini basil noodles w/local Jersey tomatoes would look amazing in these dishes !!!
  • I would totally make Zuchinni Lasagna! So yummy!
  • Great summer recipe and great give-away!!
  • I love your blog, Very inspiring to eat more veggies. I should get my spiralizer in the mail today!!
  • I would most certainly try that dish, it looks so delicious. My family are tomato fans so they would love this.
  • The dishes are so colorful! I have all the ingredients to make the tomato, basil and zuchinni dish, so would make that.
  • If I won these gorgeous dishes I would make the baked chicken and kale zucchini pasta!
  • If I won, I would absolutely love cooking in those colorful corning ware! Hmm.. the first think I would probably try is a zucchini noodle bake...with some garlic, onions, sun dried tomatoes, basil and some cheesy goodness :) I am sure it would look amazing in the turquoise dish!
  • I would love to make some veggie lasagna or spaghetti squash casserole...or just some roasted veggies :)
  • Too many good dishes to pick one. I think I would do the one you are posting the day my dishes came, that way I would always remember it.
  • I think these are beautiful. I would love to make a delicious vegan lasagne using zucchini and eggplant instead of pasta.
  • Looks gorgeous! I would love to try the zucchini & tomato bake.
  • What are the pan measurements to be inserted in the posting?
  • Love these bright colors. I think I'd like to make your Bacon & Brussels Sprouts Potato Noodle Casserole in one!
  • I just got married and we seem to be entertaining a ton now! Those serving pieces would be a cute addition :)
  • I would make something with spiralized sweet potatoes!
  • I would make zoodles with shredded carrots, mushrooms and grilled shrimp drizzled with blood orange infused olive oil.
  • I would love to make this grilled tomatoes and basil zucchini noodles dish! Looks so yummy.
  • I would make a turkey tetrazinni.
  • I would definitely make the tomato and basil zucchini dish! So Delish!
  • I love the bright colors! Perfect for my zucchini noodle "quiche" bake.
  • I love new dishes. Always fun and the recipe looks delicious.
  • New dishes are the best. I would make the deconstructed manicotti recipe on your blog!
  • I would make Zucchini Lasagna and Avocado Brownies!!
  • This looks absolutely delicious.
    • I would make the SUMMER ZUCCHINI PASTA SALAD WITH GREEK YOGURT-HERB DRESSING! :)
  • I love a tomato, basil and balsamic combination! So good!
  • I'm going to purchase my very first spiralizer. Can you suggest a good long-lasting brand?
  • I'll be making this this weekend!
  • Great giveaway! I made your japchae (my fave Korean dish) the other night and it was amazing! I just love your blog.
  • I would make this recipe because our garden has gone crazy and I need to get rid of some tomatoes! :)
  • I would make a zoodle pasta with bacon and chicken diced up in the marinara sauce. :)
  • I'd make this recipe with my garden's bounty!
  • I ordered a spiralizer from Amazon this week so hoping it will be here soon. I'll definitely be making something with zuchinni noodles.
  • This looks so good!! I'll have to introduce it to my family!
  • Eggplant Parmesan with veggie noodles.
  • I finally bought my spiralizer. Everyone is hearing about it! Pretty soon, I won't be invited anywhere...but, if I make some Mexican food...guacamole in the yellow bowl...garden fresh homemade salsa in the red bowl...spicy rice with roasted spiralized onions in the teal baker...and veggie tacos with black beans, roasted chiles from the garden, and spiralized garnet sweet potatoes (riced) served up in the blue baking dish...I think they will come to eat! And new dinnerware to serve it on! Of course, the ice bucket will hold ice for the margaritas on the rocks! Can I spiralize a lime for garnish?
  • I would LOVE to make a sweet potato noodle casserole. I think the bright orange color would look beautiful in these dishes. Or if you used white sweet potatoes.....the colorful dishes would really pop!!
  • Mmm quinoa salads would love lovely in these dishes!
  • I love your recipes!! This one is right up my alley!
  • I love cute cookware more than I love shoes!!
  • I would make my ziti with spinach and parmesan!
  • I would bake a spinach pie.
  • If I won this dish I would make THIS recipe! It looks amazing!
  • I would make my Alfredo ravioli casserole! =)
  • Looks delish! Totally agree with your urging us to cut the noodles. Thanks for all the great tips.
  • This is such a beautiful dish, I think something hearty and colorful like the Spicy Italian Sausage and Zucchini Noodles casserole.
  • I would make baked ziti and southern macaroni and cheese casserole.
  • This side dish looks so fresh and awesome!! I would make your pesto sweet potato "rice" casserole in here if i won!! :)
  • oooh, that's beautiful! It would be a good vessel for a sweet potato casserole.
  • A big peach cobbler.
  • Love the colors
  • Love love love that ice bucket - I've been searching forever!
  • I just made your egg drop soup and I would surely make it again in that beautiful bowl.
  • I would make my latest obsession, a spaghetti squash pizza casserole!!
  • I would make a zucchini noodle lasagna dish! Yum! Possibly the one from your blog!
  • 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!
  • I am so glad I came across this blog! My new go-to for recipes!
  • 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.
  • There are so many things but I have to say I think I would try the featured recipe!
  • I would make a fruit crisp.
  • LOVE this recipe, can't wait to try it! And hope I win the giveaway to use those too ;)
  • I would make a giant pan of lasagna. Actually probably two casseroles...
  • 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.
  • I'd make this dish to celebrate my win!
  • Chicken Divan in the aqua colored pan!
  • 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!
  • i would bake a cheesy beef and cabbage casserole, family tradition
  • I would make the spicy italian sausage and peppers zucchini pasta!!
  • I would make the Tuna zucchini noodle casserole
  • I'd make an updated tuna noodle casserole (just saw the recipe today online)
  • Such a versatile dish! You could add almost anything for more layers of flavor - seafood, meat, fresh veggies, etc. Delish!
  • Looks so good! I am always up for new ways to incorporate tomatoes!
  • 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!
  • I would make an eggplant/zucchini bake ****************** {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}
  • I would make PaleOMG's Spaghetti Pizza Pie!
  • I would make a spicy sausage casserole. :)
  • I think zucchini lasagna, which I have always wanted to make but somehow never get around to making. Wonderful giveaway!
  • If lucky enough to win, I would use the dish for veggie baked ziti!
  • 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...
    • Unfortunately, that's just how the blog is laid out and works best for visual purposes. I completely understand, as I try to keep my posts short and concise!
      • Another blog I follow has a link at the top "jump to recipe." Is that an option?
  • So, is the zuchinni grilled after it's been spiralized?
  • 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.!
  • I would make eggplant casserole or as I call it if I want to impress my guests Aubergine Casserole : )
  • I love using fresh basil with tomatoes and zucchini! The glaze sounds delish.