Life long noodles.

The noodles were long and tangled, a beautiful shade of yellow. We struggled to pull the noodles out of the bottom of the bowl, since I had forbidden cutting them. Long noodles, long life?

Zoodles

But the star of the show was the dressing.  The zoodles had absorbed the tangy apple-citrusy sauce like a charm. Though they seemed plain, surely since they were in fact Whole 30, yet they were addictive. We finished the whole bowl and made a complete mess.

Citrus Garlic Vinaigrette

What You Need:

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 garlic clove, grated

drizzle EVOO, as you whisk (~1/2 cup)

Juice from 2 lemons + 1 clementine

Salt + pepper

What To Do:

Whisk or blend all the ingredients together, then pour over anything & everything.

 

Ps. I wanted to make a stupid metaphor about the dressing being the little black dress of your cooking repertoire. Dressed up or down. Fancy dinner, solo lunch. Too girly. In the spirit of girl power, and my mother’s recent she-shed DIY skills, I thought “toolbox” would be appropriate. Makes everything better. But actually, it doesn’t need a cliched comparison. It’s just REALLY GOOD. There.