When you think about your favorite pasta dishes, I’d bet $5 that what you love about them are the flavors of the sauces, meats, and veggies. Zucchini Noodles, or Zoodles, let you keep what you REALLY love about Italian food without all of the carbs from the pasta.
You can source your zucchini noodles several ways:
You can buy them pre-noodled in the produce section.
You can buy them pre-noodled in the frozen veggie section. (Look for Green Giant brand)
Or, you can make them yourself at home with a spiral cutter.
Over the years, I’ve bought nearly all of the spiral slicers and can tell you they are not all created equal. Some slice thin, limp noodles that don’t hold sauce well. Others slide all over your counter making them a safety hazard. There are two good options, based on my highly-scientific research. 😉
Inspiralizer–This one was designed by a food blogger based on all the things that frustrated her about traditional spiral cutters. It is far and away the best option. It stays securely attached to your countertop, there’s a safety shield covering the blade, and the noodles are PERFECT for sauces.
She also has an awesome cookbook with all her Inspiralized creations.
And an encyclopedia of all the cool things you can Inspiralize.
KitchenAid Spiral Attachment–If you are one of the lucky dogs with a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, you can grab this attachment to spiralize, peel, core, and slice. I don’t have one because I’m still waiting on Santa to get my memo about the Sea Glass Kitchen Aid mixer, but those who do LOVE this attachment. Next to the meat grinder attachment, I think this would be the most useful. Well, and of course the ice cream churner. lol
- 1 medium zucchini
- With the skin on run your zucchini through the spiralizer of your choice!
Gluten Free: You Bet! Dairy Free: Absolutely! Vegetarian: 100%