Zesty Lemon & Herb Zoodles

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Who doesn’t love a tasty bowl of noodles? Well, a bowl of noodles just got a whole lot healthier with this dish of “zoodles” (zucchini noodles). They’re made using a spiralizer (inexpensive and easy to find), but you can also make them by cutting zucchini into small, thin and noodle-shaped slices.
Zucchinis are a type of squash that are low in calories (33 calories per 1 medium-sized zucchini) and a good source of vitamins A and C. Zucchini is also a good source of potassium, which can act as an electrolyte in the body.

This recipe is particularly delicious due to the addition of various herbs and lemon that add a zesty flavor. Try mixing up this recipe by adding some of your favorite spices and classic pasta-sauces.


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  • 5 medium zucchinis (courgette)
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tsp each fresh or dried basil, oregano, or other herbs you prefer
  • juice of 2 lemons


  1. Prepare zucchini noodles by adding through spiralizer (or by cutting them into small, thin and noodle-like pieces with a sharp knife).
  2. Warm sauté pan over medium heat and add olive oil; let the pan get warm for 2-3 minutes.
  3. When the pan is warm add zucchini noodles, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and other herbs or spices; stir the mixture every 3-4 minutes.
  4. Continue to cook zucchini noodles for 10-15 minutes or until soft, continuing to stir every 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories70
  • Fat7g
  • Saturated Fat1g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium290mg
  • Carbohydrates2g
  • Fiber0g
  • Sugars0g
  • Protein 1g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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