Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

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I’ve been on the Zucchini Noodle train for the past 2ish years and I have no intention of getting off anytime soon! Plus, using a spiralizer means dinner is ready in just about 10 minutes! Case in point…Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Mint and Lemon Vinaigrette!

Parmesan Zucchini Noodles with Mint and Lemon Vinaigrette from (@whatsgabycookin)

Squash season is here! Zucchini and yellow squash are everywhere you look at the market and they need to be put to good use. Naturally I turned it into zucchini noodles, tossed it with some fresh mint, red pepper flakes and a lemon vinaigrette and called it a day! Serve it alongside some grilled salmon or shrimp and it’s the perfect quick and easy meal that’s HEALTHY!

And if you don’t have a spiralizer – GET ONE IMMEDIATELY! They’ll change your life.

Zucchini Noodles with Parmesan, Mint and Lemon Vinaigrette

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 large zucchini
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes to taste
  • Shaved parmesan cheese to serve
  • Fresh mint leaves

Lemon vinaigrette

  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 teaspoons champagne vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste


  • Using a spiralizer, spiralize the zucchini and squash into noodles.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot add the olive oil, onions and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the zucchini noodles to the onion and garlic mixture and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.
  • Dust the top of the noodles with parmesan cheese and fresh mint leaves serve. Toss with a tiny bit of the lemon vinaigrette and serve. Save remaining lemon vinaigrette for another salad.


  1. What is in the small dish? I didn’t see anything in the vinaigrette that would give it that vibrant green color. Thanks, look delicious!

    1. Its served with a side of my basil vinaigrette for extra dipping!

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