Lemony "Pasta" with Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Grilled Chicken
A quick and easy lemony "Pasta" using spiralized zucchini noodles aka "zoodles", asparagus and tomatoes, optionally topped with Grilled Chicken.
Lynette Fitzgerald ~ TheGrain-FreeKitchen.com
crushed red pepper flakes
cut into 1" pieces
spiralized into zoodles
zest from 1 lemon
fine sea salt,
fresh ground black pepper,
grilled chicken breasts,
optional, omit if vegan or vegetarian
In a saute pan over medium high heat, add oil, garlic, crushed red pepper, and thyme. Saute until garlic is soft, about 2 minutes.
Add in the asparagus and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes or so, just until the asparagus is starting to soften.
Add in the lemon juice and the zoodles and gently toss for another 1 minute.
Add in the tomatoes and lemon zest and gently toss another 2 minutes and remove from heat.
Sprinkle on the parsley, quick toss, and adjust the seasoning with fine sea salt and pepper to your liking.
Serve immediately, topped with optional grilled chicken.
Optional toppings instead of chicken: Grilled Shrimp or Bacon Crumbles