Zoodles, or raw zucchini noodles, have become the new Spaghetti Squash (although another one of our favorites).
What’s more simple than spiralizing raw vegetables to become a Gluten Free substitute to the pastas we adore but can’t eat? Whoever thought of this was genius. I (Sam) just got this “Spiralizer” in the mail and now I cannot even explain to you how much fun it is! Best purchase in a while…hands down! I ordered a Paderno brand spiralizer and it was about $40 with shipping. It is worth every penny.
This may sound a little pricy but it’s so much fun to use and it will save you a ton of time and effort. If you have ever spent hours carefully slicing zucchini into small noodle-shapes because you are addicted to spaghetti squash but it is not in season, you will understand my glee! You know, because that’s an extremely common scenario! haha 😉
Shortly after opening this spiralizer and jumping for joy, it was decided that it was only fitting to invite my favorite vegan gal pals over for a “spiralific” dinner…so I called my twin sister, Jaclyn, and her roommate/our best friend, Ellie. For the very special dinner, they made zucchini noodles with a trio of sauces: walnut pesto, cauliflower “alfredo” sauce, and mango marinara. We could not decide which one was our favorite. They are all so simple we really recommend trying them all for yourself so that you can decide which you like best. We came to the conclusion that they all compliment each other well and it’s also fun to mix them together.
Let’s add to the Spiralizing craze and spread the Zoodle love. Plus, you can eat a lot of them and never feel guilty you are over-carbodyhrating.
Green really is glam, want to know how? After reading The Goodness of Green, you might just find some new ways to generously add green to your daily lifestyle.
As always, we send you LOVE and PEACE without GREASE!
- 4-6 medium-sized zucchini
- 1-2 tsp salt
- Gently rinse and dry the zucchini.
- Chop off the top and bottom and slice in half.
- Place into the spiralizer and turn the handle. There are three blades to choose from. You can choose whichever shape you like best. I decided to make mine line spaghetti noodles.
- Spirialize until all the zucchini turn into noodles.
- Place in a large bowl and sprinkle with enough salt to cover them. This step is not absolutely necessary but it will help draw out some excess water from the zucchini that could make your sauce watery later on.
- Once the zucchini has sat with the salt for at least 30 minutes, rinse thoroughly so that it does not taste salty.