I never cook pasta anymore. Zucchini noodles (also called "zoodles") are quick and easy, and unquestionably healthy. Whether you're paleo, gluten free, diabetic, or just want to be eating more healthy veggies, these noodles are a great addition to your meals. They go beautifully with pesto, marinara, curry, Alfredo, or any other savory sauce you can dream up. What my son is using in the photo above is a spiralizer, or spiral slicer, which quickly slices zucchini into angel hair pasta. It can also make beautiful beet noodles!
You don't need a new gadget to try zucchini pasta though. Before we invested a whopping $16 dollars for our spiralizer, we used a veggie peeler to make zucchini noodles. They turn out wider and flat, like fettuccine, and they work just as well, though the spiralizer is faster.
|Try these noodles with this delicious Raw Marinara Sauce!|
You probably already have a vegetable peeler; they're available everywhere for a few dollars. We bought our spiralizer online, but I'm sure they're also available at kitchen stores. You can get insanely expensive, giant metal spiral slicers, which probably aren't so much plastic (the only metal bits on ours are the tiny blades). The pricey ones might be useful for other things as well, like slicing fruit for dehydrating, but I like how the small size of our spiralizer fits in our tiny kitchen.
Update: This ad is for the spiralizer I'm using now. It works even better than my original, with more noodle size options, and it takes up less cupboard space!
Do me a favor and use this ad link to check it out; each purchase provides a small boon to our family.
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Raw Zucchini Noodles: Easy & Versatile
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