Zesty Tuna Zucchini Pasta Salad (Gluten-Free)

Hi guys!  If your trying to stay away from gluten and/or carbs in the evening then you’re gonna love this quick, easy recipe!  I used my Spirooli to make zucchini pasta, but if you don’t have one, a vegetable peeler will work just fine to create that pasta like shape.

Ingredients:

4 medium zucchini

1 large red bed pepper sliced

1/2 cup thinly sliced onion

1/2 cup diced celery

(1) 6.4 ounce package of White Albacore Tuna

1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp. Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic seasoning

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Instructions:

Use a Spirooli or vegetable peeler to create zucchini “pasta”.  Place in a large bowl and add the red bell peppers, onions, celery and tuna.  In a small bowl add the lemon, Mrs. Dash seasoning and olive oil. Whisk until combined and pour over the salad.  Toss everything together and serve.

Serves two.
Serves two 🙂

Enjoy!

 

Easy Peasy Lemon Pepper Chicken with Zucchini Pasta

I love the fresh taste of lemon in this dish!  The zucchini noodles make it filling but not heavy.  I used a Spirooli that I purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon for $20, but a good old vegetable peeler will also do the trick.

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Ingredients:

1 lb. of ground chicken, turkey or turkey breast

2-3 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil

3 medium zucchini made into “pasta” (I used the course cut blade on my Spirooli) Substitute a vegetable peeler if you don’t have a Spirooli.

Juice of 1 lemon

1 medium onion sliced thinly

1 grated carrot

1 red bell pepper cut into thin strips

2 cloves of garlic minced

1 tbsp. Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper Seasoning

1 tsp. sea salt

Instructions:

Start out with the zucchini by making it into “pasta” using either a Spirooli or vegetable peeler.  Put the zucchini “noodles” in a medium bowl when you’re finished and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon on top.  Toss the zucchini in the lemon juice with your hands until evenly coated (this will prevent discoloration and add a bright, fresh taste).  Heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan over med high heat and brown the ground meat of your choice.  Drain off any excess fat if necessary.  Add another tbsp. of olive oil to the pan and add in the onion and peppers.  Cook for about 5-6 minutes on medium heat stirring often.  Add the carrots, garlic and seasonings, and cook for an additional 3 minutes. (If the mixture is getting dry add 1 more tbsp. of olive oil or chicken stock.)  Add in the zucchini “noodles” and stir everything together until combined.

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Let cook for about 2-3 minutes until the zucchini cooks down just a touch.  You still want it to have a little crunch to it, so make sure not to overcook.  If you’re cutting out carbs or gluten eat as is, otherwise you can serve with a small side of brown rice.  Now it’s ready to serve!

Garnish with fresh lemon slices
Garnish with fresh lemon slices

Enjoy!