Also called zoodles or zucchetti, zucchini noodles made with a spiral slicer are a fun, fork twirl-able staple food for anyone looking to add a nutrient-dense, gluten-free/grain-free, Paleo compatible noodle into their meals.
You will need a spiral slicer like this one to create long, thin strings.
Zoodles are a staple in our home! Here’s what you do:
Get a handheld or free standing spiral slicer. If you have a family or love to batch cook, the free standing one shown in the picture will save you time and energy. Otherwise, a handheld one is the way to go.
- Slice ends of zuchinni off and slice zuch in half.
- Then insert each half on the spiralizer and use smallest triangle blade for small noodles.
- Rotate until all of zuch is used, repeating for each zuchinni half.
- Cook on low-medium heat in olive oil for 10 minutes. 1 zuch per person. OR bake in the oven on a tray lined with paper towels (to soak up moisture) at 250 for 20 mins (this yields a firmer zoodle, which I love).
- Top this with pesto, or fresh tomatoes, a homemade tomato sauce, and/or protein of choice) and stir well.
- I love Pasta Mike’s organic pesto sauce (made with olive oil, not canola or soy)~look for a brand that uses quality oil!
- Favorite toppings are hardboiled eggs, sausage, grilled chicken, or shrimp.