Zucchini Ribbons

zucchini ribbons

I am so excited about this recipe! I was experimenting with the extra organic zucchini I had in my fridge, and decided to try and make zucchini ribbons. Not only is zucchini healthy for you (it is packed with vitamin C, an important antioxidant), but in ribbons it has a beautiful presentation and it tastes delicious! All you need is a vegetable peeler to make the ribbons. I sautéed the zucchini ribbons in olive oil and seasoned them with freshly minced garlic, pepper, and lemon juice. I think zucchini is going to be the new pasta, these totally reminded me of noodles! The texture came out “al dente” and I topped them with Parmesan cheese. I also love how quick this recipe is – I was finished in 15 minutes. This recipe can be served as a main dish or as a side.

It’s almost the weekend! What are your plans? I plan on studying, playing in the kitchen, running, and maybe going for a bike ride if it is sunny and not too cold. Most of all, I am looking forward to sleeping in and not having to go anywhere right when I wake up!

I’m off for a run before sundown (5 miles today, & I already feel sleepy right now :/). XoXo

Zucchini Ribbons
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Cook time
Type: Main
Serves: 2
  • 2 organic zucchini squash
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil.
  2. Add the minced garlic.
  3. Wash and dry zucchini squash.
  4. Use a vegetable peeler to peel off long ribbons into the skillet. For thinner ribbons, try to use the 90 degree edges created by peeling in one spot for a while.
  5. Add the lemon juice and sprinkle pepper over the zucchini ribbons.
  6. Lower the heat a little and stir occasionally for about 7 minutes. Occasionally check the texture until it reaches the softness you want (I like mine more firm!).
  7. Serve warm and grate fresh Parmesan cheese over the top.
Serves 2


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    • Kristianne says:

      Thanks! I think they would go great as a side to almost anything, but I have been wanting to pair them with a lemon peppered fish or salmon with a lemon butter sauce. You can also put them as a side to any chicken dish (breaded, teriyaki, grilled) and roasted potatoes! If you are looking more towards the vegetarian side, you can add more vegetables to make it a “veggie pasta”! Hope this gives you some ideas 🙂

  1. Debra says:

    Can the ribbons be done ahead of time, and transported for a family meal? It would save time, but not sure they would hold up. Thank you 🙂

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