Zoodles, How To Make
Zoodles, How To Make

Zoodles, How To Make

August 2, 2016

What the heck are Zoodles you ask?! Zoodles are noodles made from zucchini squash. They're very easy to make, delicious, take away a lot of the calories & create a much healthier meal when you use them in place of pasta in your dishes. Using this technique, you can also make noodles from butternut squash & other hard to semi-hard vegetables.

You will need a spiralizer tool to create the Zoodles. Either a hand spiralizer, like a "Veggetti" or "Veggetti Pro" or other brand, which you can find in kitchen/cooking stores, Walmart & Amazon.com. If you're fortunate enough to have a Kitchen Aid mixer, they have a fantastic spiralizer attachment which not only creates Zoodles & other vegetable noodles, but can also core, peel & slice items like apples & such. It's a great time saving tool, I love mine & use it often.

There no limit as to what you can do with Zoodles & other veggie noodles. Use them in salads, slaws, soups, casseroles, on top of pizza & so on. You're only limited by your imagination. Once you try these you'll be using Oodles of Zoodles all the time & your kids will love them too!

Yield: as a general rule of thumb; 1 small or 1/2 large zucchini makes enough Zoodles for 1 serving (depending on your appetite).

Ingredients

Zucchini, preferably organic. For best results; when shopping, pick ones that are as straight as you can find.

Directions

1 Zucchini.

2 Wash the zucchini with a vegetable wash & dry thoroughly.

3 Follow the directions that come with whatever spiralizer tool you're using, it's just that easy!

Zoodles, How To Make

4 Once you've got your Zoodles made, pile them up on a cutting board & slice them in half or into 4ths (like a pie). This will make the lengths shorter so they're easier to eat.

5 You can make these ahead of time if you need to. Simply place in a glass bowl, cover & refrigerate. I've stored them for up to 24 hours & they were just fine when I pulled them out to cook them. You may even be able to stretch the time out a little further.

6 Veggetti Pro.

Cooking Directions for 2 servings:


To cook Zoodles to use in place of spaghetti/linguine is quick & easy...

1 Heat 1 Tblsp EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil), in a cast iron skillet, on med-high for 2 to 3 minutes till very hot.

2 Add Zoodles & fry, gently stirring almost constantly, for 2 to 4 minutes. Do not overcook. If there's a lot of liquid in the skillet, just drain it out.

Zoodles, How To Make

3 Immediately place in serving bowls & top with your favorite pasta sauce. Add some shredded parmesan cheese & chopped fresh basil or parsley if you like & serve.

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