Both Zucchini and Tomatos have a ton of benefits for your skin! In fact, both have agents like Vitamin C and Lycopene, which serve as antioxidants and have properties that work as a sunscreen from within! So when we saw this double whammy recipe for Zucchini Noodles With Balsamic Tomatoes we couldn’t resist sharing it with you! This recipe makes the perfect summer salad that will fill you up AND help your skin from the summer sun!
1 heaped cup of small tomatoes, halved
splash of balsamic vinegar, about 1 tbsp
splash of extra virgin olive oil, about 1 1/2 tbsp
1 tsp finely minced garlic
1 sprig of basil, leaves finely sliced
salt + pepper
1 medium zucchini
handful of pine nuts
In a small bowl, combine the halved tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Toss lightly to combine and set aside for 10 minutes or so.
Using a julienne peeler or mandoline, slice the zucchini into long strands. Place them in your serving bowl and toss them with a bit more olive oil, salt and pepper.
Spoon the marinated tomatoes on top of the zucchini strands. Garnish the top of the dish with some extra basil and the pine nuts.
Notes: If you don’t want to spring for a julienne peeler, long strands from a regular peeler would be equally tasty. Also, stop peeling the zucchini when you reach the inner seed-y part of the vegetable.
Source: A House In The Hills