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Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

  • Author: Fork Knife Swoon
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves, chopped

For the vinaigrette

  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic, finely minced
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp white wine or champagne vinegar
  • 3 tbsp tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • a pinch of dried red pepper flakes, to taste
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Using a vegetable spiraler or julienne peeler, make the zucchini noodles. Wrap the zucchini noodles in paper towel or cheesecloth and gently wring out some of the liquid.
  2. Make the vinaigrette. Combine the lemon juice, garlic, shallot, vinegar and honey in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Whisk in the olive oil and add the red pepper flakes and salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Toss the zucchini noodles, tomatoes and basil with the vinaigrette. Serve chilled.