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Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is gluten-free, and low carb. It can be enjoyed year-round, especially during the summertime. The dressing and ingredients are similar to a classic Italian pasta salad, but the noodles are replaced with zucchini noodles.

Ingredients required for Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad

For the salad

  • 1 1/2 large zucchinis
  • 1 cup quartered artichoke hearts
  • 3 thick deli slices of provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup cubed salami
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup quartered black olives

For the dressing

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad

Slice your zucchini in half lengthwise and then spiralize them, using the Kitalma Spiralizer.

Place the zucchini noodles in a large sized mixing bowl with the artichoke hearts, tomatoes, provolone or mozzarella cheese, salami, red onions and black olives.

Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss to combine. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes (best if left for 3-4 hours) to let the dressing soften the zucchini if desired.

Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!

Honey Garlic Chicken Bites

If you’re craving home-cooked meals, this quick and easy, Honey garlic chicken bites is a dinner best served in one skillet. Invite your taste buds and get cooking!

This half-hour recipe can be thrown together in a pinch, leaving you plenty of time to prepare your weeknight meal. You only need pantry staples to make this delicious dish.

Ingredients required for Honey Garlic Chicken bites

  • 1 lb (450g) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons of corn starch (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbs chicken stock (low-sodium)
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce  
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish

How to make Honey Garlic Chicken bites

To coat the chicken cubes, make sure to mix in the cornstarch, salt, and pepper thoroughly.

(cornstarch gives the chicken bites a slight crust so the sauce sticks to it better!)

Then add garlic, lemon juice, chicken stock, and honey.

Cook the chicken in a hot skillet with butter, then add the seasonings. Cook for about 5 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink.

Sprinkle parsley and red chili pepper flakes for added flavor.

Serve these chicken bites with rice, noodles or other carbs, with steamed veggies on the side.

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