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Garlic Bread Zoodles

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Summary

Enjoy the flavors of garlic bread (without the baguette!) in this simple zucchini noodle dish, and feel good knowing that you’re getting lots of disease-fighting carotenoids from the zucchini, fiber and protein from the chickpeas, and immune-supporting phytonutrients from the garlic.

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time15 mins

Ingredients

 5 cloves garlic (minced)
 4 medium organic zucchini (spiralized)
 15 oz chickpeas (homemade or BPA-free canned, drained and rinsed)
 ¼ cup organic breadcrumbs (whole-wheat)
 ¼ cup nutritional yeast
 1 ½ cups organic marinara sauce (warmed)

Directions

1

Line a skillet with a thin layer of water and sauté garlic until fragrant.

2

Add the chickpeas and continue to cook 2–3 minutes more, stirring frequently.

3

Remove from heat and add the breadcrumbs and nutritional yeast, stirring to coat the chickpeas.

4

Divide the zoodles equally among 4 bowls.

5

Top with chickpea mixture and warm marinara sauce over the top and serve.

Chef's Notes

Gluten-Free
Substitute organic gluten-free breadcrumbs (e.g. Edward & Sons or Watusee) for whole-wheat breadcrumbs.

Preparation
Make zoodles ahead. To prevent sogginess, the chickpea mixture is best made to order.

DIY Breadcrumbs
You can make your own breadcrumbs by toasting a piece of bread and setting it out uncovered overnight. Pulse in a food processor to turn it into crumbs.

Squash Swap
You can also serve the chickpea mixture over spaghetti squash.

Ingredients

 5 cloves garlic (minced)
 4 medium organic zucchini (spiralized)
 15 oz chickpeas (homemade or BPA-free canned, drained and rinsed)
 ¼ cup organic breadcrumbs (whole-wheat)
 ¼ cup nutritional yeast
 1 ½ cups organic marinara sauce (warmed)

Directions

1

Line a skillet with a thin layer of water and sauté garlic until fragrant.

2

Add the chickpeas and continue to cook 2–3 minutes more, stirring frequently.

3

Remove from heat and add the breadcrumbs and nutritional yeast, stirring to coat the chickpeas.

4

Divide the zoodles equally among 4 bowls.

5

Top with chickpea mixture and warm marinara sauce over the top and serve.

Garlic Bread Zoodles