Sautéed Zucchini Noodles with broccoli and spinach

Don’t you just love a delicious side dish? Well, I do! and when its a quick one that is just super delicious and good for me, you know I’m jumping for joy.  This is a great side dish that will compliment any meal and if you don’t feel like making a huge meal, Why not have this for dinner? Its so easy!

Sauteed Zucchini noodles

My favourite part about this recipe?   It  gives your plate a pretty pop of green colour.  Can you just feel those nutrients seep into your eyeballs from these photos.

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SAUTÉED ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH BROCCOLI AND SPINACHserves 4 – 6 

Zucchini noodle sauté

Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini, made into noodles ( I used a peeler)
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into florets and steamed until tender
  • 1 cup spinach, washed and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper

Directions

In a large frying pan heat the oil on medium to high heat.  Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.  Add the spinach and cook until wilted.  Next add the broccoli and zucchini.  Stir fry until heated.

Season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Serve

See? easy as can be.

 

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

This Mediterranean couscous salad that I threw together over the weekend is really something special.  Filled with crunchy vegetables and a lemon this is a perfect recipe for a hot Summers day.

This is a great side dish for picnics or grilling days, it keeps well in the fridge and makes a refreshing lunch.

I served this with grilled mushrooms and kale slaw.  Yes, I think I might be in love with kale slaw, but as much as I love kale slaw, I love this recipe just as much.  Now that’s love.

MEDITERRANEAN COUSCOUS SALADserves 6

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry couscous
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 small yellow pepper, chopped
  • 6 radishes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • lemon zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a large bowl add the couscous and boiling water, cover with  dishcloth making sure non of the steam escapes.  Let sit for 10 minutes.  Remove cloth, and fluff up with fork.  Let cool.

Add in all the ingredients, taste and adjust salt and pepper according to taste.