I’m posting later than usual today. Thus, I’m going to make this post short and sweet.
Sometimes, I just want a side of zucchini noodles. I’ll cook a spiralized zucchini in olive oil, garlic and a bit of fresh lemon zest.
Zucchini noodles are the perfect side dish for any protein – salmon, chicken, steak or even a chickpea ragu.
This recipe came from the need for a side dish. I was baking a filet of salmon in a teriyaki glaze and needed something quick and easy to serve alongside it.
After debating between a quinoa pilaf and a corn succotash (so time consuming!), I grabbed a zucchini out of the fridge, spiralized it and cooked it with some sesame oil and leftover ginger, garlic and scallions from the teriyaki marinade and voila – a complete meal, in 5 minutes!
These zucchini noodles are simply flavored and complement the teriyaki flavors of the salmon well. Since the salmon and teriyaki have a distinct, strong flavor, the zucchini noodles are an ideal vehicle to carry the tastes and aromatics of the dish!
Long story short: when you don’t know what to serve with your summer grilled meats, toss together a zucchini noodle side dish!
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 11 points