Listen up, pasta lovers! Zoodles, or noodles made from zucchini, are a delicious healthy alternative to regular noodles. Learn how to make zoodles using this easy recipe.
If you want to cook fresh pasta that is filling yet low in carbs, vegan, and gluten-free, then you should definitely try making zucchini noodles. Zoodles are a popular pasta alternative but you can make noodles from other vegetables as well, including carrots, sweet potatoes, and lentils.
How to Make Zoodles
You can transform your vegetables into different pasta shapes, depending on what you use to cut them. For example, you can use a julienne peeler or a regular vegetable peeler, a knife, or a spiralizer. If you want to make thin, spaghetti-like zoodles, then a spiralizer is your best option.
Spiralizers come in different models and sizes: as an attachment for food processors (see for instance this KitchenAid attachment**), as a larger individual kitchen appliance (see this 6-blade vegetable slicer available on Amazon**) or as a handheld device (you can also find these smaller devices on Amazon**). Unfortunately, most handheld spiralizers are made out of plastic, so make sure you check whether there are any plastic-free options available, like this mason jar spiralizer**.
If you’re all set in terms of the equipment, you can start cooking.
- Rinse zucchini under cold water, but do not peel.
- Grab your peeler, knife or spiralizer and cut the zucchini into the shape you want.
- Sauté zoodles in a pan with a little bit of olive oil for one to three minutes until they’re no longer raw but still firm. Alternatively, you can boil a pot of water, add the noodles, and let them cook for one minute, then drain.
- Add salt, pepper and other herbs to taste and you’re done!
Did you know? You can also eat your zoodles raw! Simply toss with some hot sauce and other ingredients you want to use and your noodles will have a nice al-dente bite.
What to Serve With Zucchini Noodles
Zoodles taste great with lots of different ingredients and sauces. You can serve them with a nice tomato sauce, or simply toss them with some olive oil, garlic, and herbs. But really, the mild taste of zucchini goes well with almost anything!
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