These low carb, paleo, and Whole30 friendly Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomato Sauce and Sausage is the perfect summer pasta alternative and full of seasonal ingredients.
When the warm weather rolls in, I find myself craving zucchini noodles since it is abundant at the farmer's market and more bathing suit friendly than traditional pasta. Also swapping in zucchini noodles means that I can enjoy a nice glass of white wine outside without any guilt. It's all about balance right? Fun fact - one serving of pasta has about the same amount of calories and points as a glass of white wine.
Now on to this delicious zucchini pasta dish. It all starts with with lean ground turkey sausage, which is packed with flavor. You can choose a sweet or spicy variety depending on your preferences. From there, we are going to make a simple tomato sauce using bright cherry tomatoes. To make sure it has plenty of flavor, it's important to flavor the olive oil first with garlic, red pepper flakes, and oregano. Adding smashed garlic cloves right to the oil will add a ton of garlic flavor to the sauce without haven't to worry about burning minced garlic. Then the tomatoes are added and allowed to simmer so they release some of their natural juices, thus creating the sauce. And that's really about it! Easy, delicious, and perfect for a warm summer night.
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