Zucchini noodles (also known as “zoodles“) are a great gluten-free, Keto, Paleo and low-calorie, zucchini pasta. They are usually made using a spiralizer, julienne peeler or mandolin.
When I first tried zoodles in a restaurant. I could not believe how much they tasted like pasta. I found it quite startling. I am gluten-free and my family is not. So, I wasn’t making many pasta dishes. Until I found zoodles.
It is very important to get the right spiralizer. There are many on the market. I highly suggest you purchase one that suctions to the counter. Has more than one type of blade. And has a rotating arm to spiral the vegetables. Note this can be use for many kinds of vegetable.
When I first purchased a spiralizer, I went for the handheld ones. I was so sorry I did. I could never get it to work right. Then I tried others that were failures too. It was not until my family purchased a $30 one that I had success.
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Microwave: The fast way is to use a microwave. Pile the noodles in a microwave-safe dish and cook for one minute. Starting with 30-second increments, cook the zoodle. Continue until you reach the desired softness. Then top/toss with your sauce. Salt a bit, to bring out the flavor.
Sauté in butter or oil: I personally found this to be the most flavorful. Just add one tablespoon of butter, ghee, olive oil, avocado oil to a pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Once the zoodles are covered in the melted butter or oil, I add about 1 tablespoon to ¼ cup of water. Depending how much I have. The zoodle will release some water. Cover and steam until tender or al dente (between under cooked and cooked). Salt a bit, to bring out the flavor. You can also toss with the butter water from the pan.
Sauté in water: for a lower calorie method, add one tablespoon of water to a pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Salt a bit, to bring out the flavor.
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