Lemon, Tomato and Feta Coodles

Now, I had promised myself that I wouldn’t post any more spirilized recipes for a while.

I know they always go down well, but I don’t want to become that girl constantly peddling the green stuff!

But this is one Coodle recipe that you need in your life. It was born out of what happened to be in the fridge and has become my all time favourite combination.

Crunchy, fresh Coodles.

Zingy, creamy feta.

Garlic roasted cherry tomatoes.

With just a kiss of lemon dressing.

Light, refreshing but still deliciously satisfying, moreish and decadent.

This’ll kick any salad’s behind.

Trust me, you’re going to love it!

For two plates, you’ll need:

A spirilizer, I’ve tried a lot and this is my weapon of choice.

4 medium courgettes

2 handfuls of cherry toms

Handful of feta

1 clove of garlic

4tbsp olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1tsp honey

Salt + pepper

Pre-heat your oven to 180C/350F. Crush your garlic and add to 2tsp of olive oil.

Half your tomatoes, pop onto a flat baking tray and drizzle with your garlic oil.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss them about a bit.

G’on, use your hands… the olive oil is anti-ageing anyway.

When your oven’s good’n hot, put your tray in and roast for 15mins.

Leave on one side to cool while you spirilize.

Crumble your feta over the top.

Follow with the toms.

God, don’t they look glorious? So shiny, charred and juicy…

In the same pot you used for the garlic oil, mix together the lemon juice, honey and the rest of the olive oil.

Pour over your Coodles.

Toss it about a bit! Make sure that dressing gets everywhere.


Pile onto plates.


And get stuck in!

Incredibly good for you, full of vitamins and good oils. Great for hair, skin, nails, digestion, and that garlic should see off any sniffles you’ve caught in the cold.

I think that beats pasta any day.

Although don’t forget it’s not really a bowl of spaghetti… it’s an impasta!

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  • Oh my gosh this looks incredible! Such an easy recipe. I’ve never used a sprializer, but you might have made me a convert! Though I think I’d use mozzarella instead of feta!

    p.s. loving the nail polish colour! Where’s it from?

    Lauren xx


  • Vicki

    Looks delicious, I love anything with feta. But I just hate the word coodle – it doesn’t sound like something edible! I prefer courgetti I think, especially as it’s pretending to be spaghetti rather than an Asian noodle dish.

  • YES YES YES to this recipe – I love spiralized veg (although I need to get one asap) and it’s such a lovely light meal to eat. The flavour combo here is dreamy, get me some delivered stat!

    Lauren x

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  • Oh yum! I don’t have a spiralizer but I’ve got a fancy peeler which does the job so I’ll be giving this a go! Thanks xx

  • That looks so good! I think I need to order one of these magic machines, all of your yummy recipes are convincing me I need it in my life!

  • So funny that you posted a coodles recipe. Yesterday me and my friend were talking about getting a spiralizer so we could introduce more veggies into our diet. I had no idea where to begin so thanks for recommending this one!


  • Too many gorgeous photos, looks absolutely delicious. x


  • Luxx Mint

    I’m feeling like I should own a spiralizer reading your blog! I’ll enjoy your photos for now whilst finishing a very un-saintly portion of mac ‘n’ cheese….


  • Kristen

    This looks great. One question though, do you heat up the coodles at all or is this dish served cold? Raw veggies can be a bit rough on my stomach, it’s usually safer if I cook them, any thoughts?

    • Rebecca

      Usually the heat from other coodle sauces then heats through the coodles. But if it’s easier for you to eat cooked vegetables, you can microwave them just to soften them slightly and make sure they’re dried down a bit (tea towel should work) before you add it to the rest of the ingredients.If you find vegetables being rough on your stomach is often the result of the raw-ness, The Londoner has a spiralized pad thai that might be good: often Thai-style sauces help break down the vegetables a bit prior to serving. x

  • Anna
  • Looks great! I like to give my zoodles a 2 minute zap in the pan beforehand but other than that I’m all over this recipe!

  • Gave up pasta for lent so this post has come at just the right time – thank you

  • Oh yum, I think I know what I’ll be taking to work with me for lunch next week…

  • This looks like such a good recipe! You really could add anything that you have in your fridge 🙂


  • Elanor

    Looks amazing! But I don’t actually like courgettes 🙁 do they still taste courgette-y when they’re raw? Or what can I use in place of courgette?

    • Rebecca

      They really don’t taste very courgette-like when they’re raw, I promise. What I do when I’m being organised though, is spiralize mine, sprinkle with salt, stick in a colander and place a heavy plate on top. Leave for about an hour and it draws out the bitterness you can sometimes get with them. But like I say, they don’t taste much like them either way. I imagine this would be quite nice with spiralized cucumber though, if you perhaps let the tomato cool first. x

  • This looks soooo good! I must try it! I bought a spiralizer to try your last recipe and I think I should have bought the best of the best, because it did not really work. I will have to order a new one to try this recipe asap!


  • Geri

    This looks absolutely delicious!! But can I just check, is it really 3 and a bit tablespoons of olive oil at the last step or did I read it wrong? That seems a bit much even for an Italian Irish girl like me!

  • I’m a die-hard pasta lover (can’t even bear wholewheat pasta) but I am tempted by this…

    Lovely xxx


  • Yum! This may put a slight damper on the outrageous carb cravings I’ve been having lately.

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  • Andrea

    do you ever cook the zucchini a bit? I’ve never had it raw – I am intrigued!

  • This looks so fresh and crisp! This definitely makes healthy look delicious…and why shouldn’t it be? 🙂


  • Kate

    This looks so delish, I need to go get myself a sprializer today! So yummy and fresh!


  • Victoria

    If I had a spiralizer, I’d literally be spiralling EVERYTHING!!! hehe ^.^
    Looks delicious!! <3
    I just got back from Granada, Spain 🙂 Have a look at my blog post.

  • This looks delicious!!! And feta is just the best. Such a cool spin on eating well .. your pics also make this look especially yummy!


  • TheWestCoastExplorer

    Do you leave the courgettes raw Rose or do you cook them?

  • Don’t stop with the spiralizer recipes, especially if they contain feta (yum)!!! Those rated tomatoes look so delicious and the roasted flavour tastes amazing with any cheesy dishes.

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • Uhmmm Imma ask the spiralizer for my birthday! <3

  • Lucy Birchall

    Feta cheese with anything is just om-a-nom-a-nom. And you can neeeever have enough garlic, I’m desperate to try out The Stinking Rose (a garlic based restaurant) in LA whenever I next have the chance to fly over.
    Fab recipe Rose!

    She’s So Lucy

  • I wasn’t having any of these faux-pasta business, but this one has me seriously convinced. Looks SO delightful!!

  • this looks so delicious! nothing beats cherry toms and feta, winning combo. x


  • Kari Guastella

    This looks so yummy and so healthy!

  • Malena

    I’ve just had a massive lunch, but thanks to seeing this I’m ready to eat again! Wow, looks INCREDIBLY good!

    X Malena


  • This looks so amazing! I’ve always eaten cooked courgette but never had it as a pasta replacement. It looks really yummy and I love feta as well 😀

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • Priy

    This looks amazing, Rosie! I have a spiralizer (the same one as yours!) which I love too! I was wondering though – is there anything you’d recommend I substitute the lemon for? I (weirdly) have an allergy to lemons/limes/anything super citrus-y! Thank you x

  • I put one of the spiralizers on my wedding registry! Can’t wait to get it and try out this recipe :). Thanks for sharing! Please take a look at my blog as I attempt to transition to London from Chicago! http://www.learninglondon.weebly.com. Thank you xoxo!

  • this is heaven in a bowl, but so super healthy too. Going to have to try this for dinner next week

    Mel x


  • this looks so yummy!!

  • This looks SOOOOO good! I really need to get myself a spiralizer!


  • Claire Waggoner

    This looks great! Quick question: Do you cook the coodles? I ask because I normally cook mine and hadn’t thought to eat them raw. Great post!



    • Rebecca

      You can cook coodles but they go slightly water-y. Generally speaking, if you have something hot or warm to put on them (so in this instance, the tomatoes) that heats the coodles so there isn’t much call to cook them anyway 🙂 x

  • Kate

    This looks so good and seems simple to make too – bookmarking this one! X

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • The feta and tomatoes etc sounds great but cold courgette isn’t appealing to me. I think if I was to make it I would have to warm it up a bit. x girlwithbambieyes.co.uk

  • yummy this looks great, I think I need to get a spiralizer finally! I’m dying to try this recipe!

    Is there a way to make this dish a warm dish? to heat up zucchini perhaps? so it feels more like spaghetti ? YUM either way 🙂


  • Megan Owens

    Look awesome, and you’ve inspired me to spiralize my life!

    Great alternative to boring salad.

    Meg xxx


  • This looks so tasty – I’m definitely going to have to give it a try, and I’m very keen to get spiralizing too so what a great excuse to try! Thanks for sharing – Louise

  • Charlotte Cssmnt

    Made it & it was DE LI CIOUS !!!! Thanks !!

  • So simple yet looks so tasty! I neeeeed a spiraliser in my life!!!!!

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Emma and Emily

    Looks like an amazing meal for the summer time!

    Emily x

  • Pretty cool idea! Love love roasted tomatoes, pack a good punch


  • TheWestCoastExplorer

    I just tried them tonight and they were a success. I added though thyme, oregano and some chopped mint. It really add some flavors. Both my husband & I loved it!

    I have a lot of easy and delicious recipes on my blog. Check it out!




  • Ekeisha

    This looks delicious, I will definitely be trying this. Now to get a spiralizer !


  • englishgirl

    This looks delicious! I will be trying this recipe ASAP. I have never used a spiralizer… clearly I need to search one down 🙂 thanks for the awesome dish!


  • I would eat all of these 🙂 http://cleaningupservice.co.uk/

  • Theresa Y.

    I love that this recipe is a healthy take on pasta! Although now I feel compelled to purchase a spiralizer! I posted it up on my blog: http://www.livingtoat.com/?p=4089

  • Looks delicious – I’ve marked this as one of the first recipes to try when my new spiralizer’s delivered!

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  • I can’t wait to try this with my spirilizer! Looks so yummy.

    Maggie A

  • Just Ems

    Finally I tried this recipe and I am completely in love! What an amazing combination of flavours, it was like a party going on in my mouth, a party that I didn’t want to end but soon, my bowl was empty and I wanted more! Thank you so much for sharing, I will be making this again and again for sure

  • Deborah Ray

    Just made this and it was delicious and so simple. Will be making it again very soon 🙂

  • Rosie this is incredible – I made it yesterday and it is to die for! Goodbye carb-y pasta and hello coodles!
    Simone x

  • Emma Bostock

    I just had this cold for lunch and with cucumber instead of courgette – yummy! thanks for the recipe!

  • Deimante Baurinaite

    Oh my this recipe looks amazing!! I love courgetti pasta alternative.
    Totally pinning it to my food board on pinterest! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Deimante x


  • Grace Vandertuin

    HUGE hit with hubby and son! THAT is an incredible compliment to you!

  • Laura

    Such an amazing dish! The flavor profile is unbelievable and obtained with little work. I will definitely be making this again in the near future once I unpack my sprializer from my move. 5 star recipie for sure.

  • Traci Briggs

    OMG this is so amazing!! I have made it so many times. I like to sautee my zoodles for about 3 minutes and eat the dish warm. I have also used fat free feta but its like eating little squares of sponge…so regular feta from now on! Thank you!!

  • I just made this.. Absolutely delicious! Thank you so much.
    Can I ask where you got that beautiful plate from?