Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday Tip: Zucchini Noodles

I try to eat gluten-free, but sometimes, a girl just wants to eat pasta.  I saw the idea of making zucchini noodles on Pinterest, and it intrigued me so I had to try it!

Zucchini Noodles
 {Zucchini Noodles}

zester to make Zucchini Noodles
 {This is a type of zester which can be found at kitchen gadget stores.  If you have a mandolin, that would work too!}

Step 1: Cut zucchini in half lengthwise.

raw Zucchini Noodles
{Raw zucchini noodles}

Step 2:  Drag the zester down the length of the zucchini making long strings of "spaghetti".  If using a mandolin, set the blades to a 1/8 inch by 1/8 inch and run the zucchini along the mandolin.

boiling Zucchini Noodles
 {Boiling zucchini noodles}

Step 3:  Boil the zucchini noodles in hot water for 3-5 minutes.  This is just to get the noodles warm.

cooked Zucchini Noodles
 {Cooked zucchini noodles}

Step 4:  Drain the zucchini noodles and then plate.

Zucchini Noodles
 {I topped mine with homemade spaghetti sauce}

Step 5:  Use like you would regular pasta by adding it to a dish and making sauce or topping it with a sauce that was already made, like spaghetti sauce.

Step 6:  Enjoy!

If you are gluten-free, how else do you satisfy a craving for pasta?  I've tried quinoa pasta, and just plain gluten-free pasta.  I love the idea that this gives you another veggie!  I'd love to hear how you do gluten-free!

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  1. Yum! I'll have to try this soon! I'm considering going gluten free so this could be perfect for my pasta cravings!

    1. It was close enough for me! It had a similar al dente texture and presentation! If you are going gluten-free, spaghetti squash is another good one to try, and it comes pre-spaghettied after you bake it.