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Zucchini Noodles with Eggplant & Tomatoes

  • Total Time: 45

Description

All I can say is “think fresh….fresh vegetables!” Depending upon where you live, you should be able to find most of the ingredients for this recipe at your Farmers Market. Enjoy!


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Ingredients

  • 1 medium zucchini, spiralized or cut into matchsticks
  • 1 medium yellow squash, spiralized or cut into matchsticks
  • 2 ½ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup (packed) basil leaves, chopped, divided
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil, divided, + more for drizzling
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 eggplant (about ¾ lb.) cut into ¼-inch slices on the bias, and cut in ½
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, divided
  • ¼ cup pitted black olives, halved, divided
  • 1 (8 oz.) ball fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Place zucchini and squash in a strainer set over a bowl. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. salt and toss to combine. Let sit 10 minutes, then shake in strainer, pressing gently, to remove any excess liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice, honey, pepper, ½ cup basil, 3 Tbsp. oil, and ¼ tsp. salt in a large bowl.
  3. Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic until it begins to sizzle and turn golden brown, 5-7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to bowl with dressing. Increase heat to medium-high; add eggplant and 1 cup tomatoes, and cook, stirring occasionally, until eggplant is browned and cooked through and tomatoes begin to burst, about 6-8 minutes. Season with remaining ¼ tsp. salt and transfer to bowl with dressing.
  4. Cut remaining 1 cup tomatoes in ½ lengthwise and add to bowl with dressing. Add zucchini and squash; gently toss to combine. Add 3 Tbsp. olives and 2 Tbsp. basil and transfer with tongs to a platter, letting extra liquid drain and remain in bowl. Lay mozzarella on one end of platter and drizzle with oil. Top dish with remaining 2 Tbsp. basil and 1 Tbsp. olives.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2

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