Low-Carb Zucchini Noodles with Tuna and Green Olives
Grab tuna from the pantry and some zucchini and try these Low-Carb Zucchini Noodles with Tuna and Green Olives; this is quick and tasty for a low-carb meal!
Zucchini noodle season is coming, and personally I couldn’t be happier about it. Ever since I discovered the Spiralizer (affiliate link) I’ve had fun experimenting with different ways to make zucchini noodles taste amazing. Low-Carb Zucchini Noodles with Tuna and Green Olives were born out of my love for Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil (affiliate link), something I’ve been buying from Amazon since I stopped finding it in my local stores. Yes, that’s seriously how much I love this tuna.
The flavors here were inspired by my Tuna Pasta Salad with Lemon, Green Olives, and Cucumbers, something I’ve made many times since I created the recipe. Of course if you absolutely don’t like tuna or green olives this recipe is not for you, but if you like those two things just a little, be open minded about this wonderful combination.
Do Zucchini Noodles Have to be Cooked?
Zucchini noodles can be eaten raw, but when I’m serving them with a heated sauce like this one I like to heat some olive oil, season the oil with sliced garlic (which is then removed) and then cook the zucchini quickly over high heat for just a few minutes. I think that method perfectly softens and seasons the zucchini, but you can also eat the tuna sauce over raw zucchini if you prefer.
More Recipes Using Canned Tuna:
I’m a huge fan of canned tuna, especially tuna packed in olive oil! Check out My Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Tuna Packed in Olive Oil for more treats with canned tuna!
How to Make Low-Carb Zucchini Noodles with Tuna and Green Olives:
(Scroll down for complete recipe including nutritional informaiton.)
- Use one of the three methods to make zucchini noodles to make noodles from 4 medium zucchini.
- Prepare and/or measure the lemon juice, green olives, capers, red onions, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes.
- Drain two cans of Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil (affiliate link) or your favorite good-quality tuna packed in olive oil.
- Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil and saute the onions for a couple of minutes.
- Add the garlic, capers, and olives, and cook one minute more. Add the red pepper flakes and stir, then add lemon juice and cook another minute.
- Then gently stir in the tuna. Keep warm while you cook the noodles.
- Heat the rest of the olive oil over medium-high heat; add the garlic cloves and cook just until you can smell garlic; then remove garlic and discard.
- Add the zucchini noodles and stir-fry just until noodles start to soften and get some garlic flavor, about 2-3 minutes.
- Season noodles with salt and fresh-ground black pepper.
- Put the noodles into a wide bowl and top with sauce.
- Serve with fresh lemon to squeeze on at the table.
More Low-Carb Zucchini Noodles Recipes:
Sesame Zucchini Noodles ~ Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Cherry Tomato, Sausage, and Herb Sauce ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Zucchini Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce ~ Vintage Mixer
Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Shrimp and Pesto Zoodles ~ She Wears Many Hats
I prefer Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil (affiliate link) for any recipe that uses canned tuna!
This recipe created by Kalyn. Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 789mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g
I prefer Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil (affiliate link) for any recipe that uses canned tuna! This recipe created by Kalyn.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Low-Carb Zucchini Noodles with Tuna and Green Olives would be perfect for most any Low-Carb eating plan as well as any phase of the South Beach Diet.
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