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Zoodles zucchini noodles

Zoodles
January 16, 2018

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Right now, there is tons of hype around no carb foods and the Paleo diet, or even the cave man menu. That's why I decided to throw in my own version to the mix with healthy noodles, using zucchini! And these “Zoodles” are a perfect idea if you are trying, or have tried, one of the diets stated already.

Make sure that the zucchini is cut into very thin strips, just like spaghetti, and after a really short sauté, the delicious Zoodles are ready to go - you might even feel like you are actually eating regular pasta. Did I mention the best part? No, not just the delicious taste! My recipe only requires 4 ingredients so it’s very quick and easy to make. Now that sounds like heaven.

Zoodles

For the cutting of the noodles, I used a spiral cutter and it sadly broke after just one use so I cannot recommend it. However, there is a solution, I recommend using a grater that has the option to create juliennes, which is the shape we want here. Hold the zucchini straight and try to use the long sides of the vegetable to create the long juliennes.

For the sauce, I actually used a shortcut – a ready-made pesto sauce. Of course, homemade pesto is delicious as well, but the decision is yours. If you have the time to make your own pesto, go for it, if not, ready-made is just as good. The quick sauté surprisingly turns the stiff zucchini into flexible spaghetti. Moreover, you can also try this with carrots or a different firm vegetable. No other vegetables have a recipe named after them, like the zucchini Zoodles, so I have no idea if those other vegetables are any good. But if you try something other than zucchini, please share your results with me!

Ingredients:

  • 3 zucchinis - grated into long strips
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of pesto sauce

For garnish:

  • Parmesan cheese

Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Preparation:

  1. In a pot, warm the olive oil for 2 minutes in a quick sauté.
  2. Add the zucchini and pesto.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Cook on high for 5 minutes.
  5. Garnish with parmesan.
  6. Enjoy!

Zoodles Recipe
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