Limiting carbs and increasing veggies in your diet may seem too challenging, especially for pasta lovers, but I have the perfect solution for your problem…Zoodles! Zoodles are the new noodles. They are made from zucchini that has been spiralized to take on the look of pasta. The good news is they are gluten-free, low carb, Paleo friendly and a fun way to get in a vegetable. What’s not to love about that?!
In case you are thinking the idea might be better than the reality, just give it a chance. I was certainly sold when I made this creamy avocado pesto😀
The Veggetti is the tool I used to spiralize my zucchini, thanks to the recommendation from the blog http://cleananddelicious.com/ It’s small, easy to use and affordable:)
Zoodles hold up nicely to many sauces and goes well with many dishes, (I can’t wait to make Pad Thai Zoodles), but here is the one that I recently tried. I think the humble zucchini might blow your mind with how delicious and satisfying it can be when made this way.
4-5 small to medium zucchini (the smaller ones have better flavor)
3 TBS Fresh Basil Leaves
1/4 tsp Sea salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1/2 tsp Minced garlic
1 TBS Olive Oil
1 TBS Fresh lemon juice
- Spiralize zucchini.
- Allow the zucchini to sit for 20 min to drain. Then place zoodles on paper towels to squeeze out the rest of the water.
- For the sauce: Mix up the rest of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. *salt and pepper to taste.
- Eat it cold and simply toss the sauce into the zoodles until mixed well. To eat it warm, put coconut oil or olive oil in a pan. Heat zoodles for 2 min. Add in the sauce until mixed.