Garlic Zucchini Noodles: Healthy, Gluten-Free and Simple Zoodles Recipe

Want to reduce your overall carb intake? Then, you have to try my zucchini noodles with garlic recipe. It’s guilt-free and so simple to make.

For more healthy recipes, try this pineapple chow, mango chow and dragon fruit salad and smoothie recipes.

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Zucchini noodles ingredients

For this recipe, I used: zucchinis, garlic, salt, pepper flakes, and oil for sautéing.

Any type of pepper like chilis, paprika and cayenne can be used. And feel free to mix in your favorite herbs like oregano, rosemary and thyme. Tomato sauce and parmesan cheese also go great in the recipe.

Equipment for this recipe

To make zucchini noodles, you should use a spiralizer. I’m using a tiny, simple-to-use one that doesn’t take up a lot of space in my cupboard. But, you can get fancier ones like these from Amazon: manual, heavy-duty spiralizer and slicer (Brieftons) and electric spiralizer and slicer (Hamilton Beach).

How to make zucchini noodles with garlic

Prepare the ingredients

Wash, peel and chop the garlic cloves. Wash the zucchinis thoroughly with warm soapy water before rinsing off. Cut both ends off the zucchinis. At this point, you can peel the zucchinis if you prefer. I often leave the peels on for the extra fiber.

Position one zucchini securely in the spiralizer. Use the equipment as instructed to form beautiful, long noodles. For the one I am using, I popped the spiked cover into one end of the zucchini and placed the other end into the cone with the blade. Then, I turn the zucchini itself until there is very little to hold.

The center of the fruit will be left along with a conical end piece. Feel free to chop these sections up and use them in this recipe. Repeat for the other zucchini.

Making zucchini noodles

Cook the zoodles

Place a saucepan on medium heat. Add the oil and allow to heat up for a minute or two. Add the chopped garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. You can cook it a tad bit longer but you don’t want the garlic to brown or possibly burn.

Saute garlic for zoodles

Toss in the zucchini noodles. Add the salt and pepper (I’m using pepper flakes) and give everything a good mix to coat the noodles with the garlic oil. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Zucchini noodles with pepper flakes

Remove the cover. The zucchini will release water at this point. Turn the heat up to high and cook for 1 or 2 more minutes for the liquid to dry off or until the zoodles are al dente. Serve hot.

cooked zoodles

More healthy recipes: sauteed green beans, broccoli, and carrots, boiled plantains and sweet potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes and more.

Zucchini noodles recipe

Zucchini Noodles with Garlic (easy recipe)

Replace carbs with this super simple zucchini noodles recipe. With just 5 ingredients and 30 minutes, you can make this tasty, low-calorie, vegan, healthy side dish.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini noodles
Servings: 2
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Ros Singh


  • 2 zucchinis
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper flakes (or any pepper of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp oil like olive or avocado oil


  • spiralizer


  • Wash the zucchinis. Cut off their ends.
  • Secure one zucchini in the spiralizer as per the equipment instructions.
  • Turn to form the zucchini noodles.
  • Repeat for all other zucchini.
  • Chop remaining pieces that cannot be spiralized.
  • Wash and peel the garlic cloves. Chop.
  • Place a saucepan on medium heat.
  • Add oil and allow to heat up for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Add minced garlic. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Mix in the zucchini noodles, salt and pepper.
  • Cover.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove cover.
  • Cook on high heat for 1 – 2 more minutes to dry out.
  • Serve hot.

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