If your a household that eats a lot of pasta you will definitely want to try this alternate. Its grain free, wheat free, dairy free and its a vegetable! An original superfood. Before starting to eat Paleo I wouldn’t have thought of turning vegetable into pasta or rice alternatives, but they give so much flavour and are delicious.
Today I thought I would ‘show’ you how I make my zucchini spaghetti or noodles. I’ve just got a new little toy so I will show you two ways you can make them.
Firstly; using my new toy…the Veggie Twister. This tool allows me to create spaghetti or flat noodle shapes.
There are a few types of tools that will do this for you, I found the Veggie Twister very easy to use and inexpensive compared to others. All you have to do is put lengths of the vegetable in it and twist. There is no need for super human strength and you get a lot of noodle from it.
Secondly; I started the simple way when I first started making these pasta alternatives. Here is a step-by-step for you using a veggie peeler.
- Place your zucchini spaghetti/noodles in a bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on and toss using your fingers to make sure the oil evenly coats the noodles.
- Heat a pot or pan to med-high.
- Place the zucchini strips in and with tongs gently pick up and rotate the noodles in the pot. There is enough oil coating them that they wont stick, but you must keep moving them.
- Toss them for about 2mins, they will change colour slightly to become whiter.
- Serve them immediately.
These are delicious with your favourite bolognese sauce, with pesto tossed through or served with meatballs. The possibilities are endless. You could also use them as noodles in your next asian meal e.g. stir fry.
Tomorrow I will share my easy meatballs recipe that I serve with these.