It's been a while since I've posted a recipe, huh? Lo siento. I've noticed a pattern (you notice patterns in your life when you blog for a couple years). My recipe posts tend to drop off in the summer and pick back up in the winter. This is likely not a surprising little factoid, but, creating and posting recipes is something that I have to consciously think to do in the summer. The warm weather makes me crave salads, grilled protein, and lighter fare that would likely get very repetitive and a bit boring. Anyway, I have an easy dish that is light for summer and includes a creative spin on a caprese salad.
If you've been following my blog for a little while, you know that one of my favorite salads is caprese salad with avocado added! Tonight's dish is a warmer version of a caprese that's a bit more hearty and comforting.
- 2 Zucchinis for Zoodles
- 6 Organic Chicken Tenderloins
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- 3/4 Pint of Organic Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
- Handful of Italian Flat Leaf Parsley or Basil or Both
- Buffalo Mozzarella (as desired)
- Salt and Crushed Red Pepper to taste
STEP 1: Zoodle the noodles and set aside.
STEP 2: Half all the tomatoes and saute with lemon juice, garlic, salt, crushed red pepper, and evoo
STEP 3: Add chicken and herbs to pan and cook throughly. The tomatoes should be softening and creating a nice light sauce.
STEP 4: Tear most of the mozzarella and add to pan. It should get a bit melty.
STEP 5: In a separate saute pan... add the zoodles with a drizzle of evoo and cook until slightly softened (about 2 mins).
STEP 6: Mix together and top with more herbs and a little more cheese, plate and serve!
That's it! A light summer meal full of vitamins and protein. Did you know that zucchini is an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, and B vitamins? I had no idea how high the potassium levels were which is great because zoodles are a PERFECT post workout meal.
I hope you are all having a great week! xo
QUESTIONS: Do you have a spiralizer?
Do you love caprese salad as much as me?
How was your Wednesday?