Friday, March 21, 2014

Spiralizing Veggies - Zoodles!


I recently bought my own sprializer. Spiralizers are used to cut fruits and vegetables in a thin, spiral-like shape - almost like spaghetti. I had seen a lot of recipes on Pinterest and heard from friends that it was a great substitute for pasta, so I figured I'd give it a try, and boy was I happy.

I'm a carb lover, so pasta is one of my favorites, but this zucchini noodle - or zoodle - substitute was just as great. First of all, I love the fun shape and never ending spirals that I can create. Second, it's super easy and takes just a few minutes to cook! And third, it's calorie count is extremely low, so I don't feel guilty about eating a full plate of "zoodles." Keep reading to see my recipe.

Since I was just making dinner for myself, I used one medium-large sized zucchini, but you can adjust the recipe to reflect however many people you are cooking for.


Ingredients

1-2 medium zucchinis
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Cut the ends off of the zucchini and place into spiralizer.
Use the spiralizer until all zucchini has been put through.
In a medium saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
Add zoodles to pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Plate and add your favorite toppings!


I topped my zoodles dish with organic vodka sauce and grilled chicken, but I'm looking forward to trying different toppings and combinations. This is a great dish for those who are eating clean too! If you're interested in what eating clean means, check out my last post or click here

Do you have a spiralizer? Have you ever made zoodles before? What are your favorite spiralizer recipes?

15 comments:

  1. this is awesome! I just made spaghetti squash for kind of the same idea but it isn't spirally so that's no fun haha

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  2. That looks delicious! I kind of want one of those spiralizers too now!

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  3. I see these all the time... I need to just break down and buy one! I just bought a juicer and it's currently the love of my life.

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  4. Great idea and looks delicious

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  5. Desperately want one!!! I had never even heard of a spiralizer before. Thanks!

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