Zucchini noodles – also known as “zoodles” – are an alternative for a healthy snack or dish that can even be added to a pasta recipe. Zucchini noodles can be made very quickly with the help of a spiraling tool, but also with the help of a standard vegetable peeler.
Curly and long, zucchini noodles can be a healthier substitute for pasta, but can also be added to soups, salads or even lasagna. You can create a variety of noodle shapes using different types of kitchen tools. Here are some ideas to try.
- Make Curly “Spaghetti” Zucchini Noodles using a Spiralizer.
- Make “Angel Hair” Zucchini Noodles using a Julienne peeler.
- Make “Fettucine” Zucchini Noodles using a Mandoline and a knife.
- Make “Pappardelle” Zucchini Noodles using a regular vegetable peeler.
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How to Cook Zucchini Noodles
- 6 medium zucchini
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Black pepper to taste
- Cut the zucchini into thin strips, add salt over them, and put them in a strainer for 30 minutes.
- Put water in a pot and let it boil.
- Add the zucchini to the hot water and cook for a minute.
- Drain and rinse immediately with cold water to stop cooking.
- Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the zucchini and garlic and stir until the zucchini are fragile for about 5 minutes.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle Parmesan on top and enjoy the portion of zucchini noodles.