It simply doesn't get any better than zoodles, not only do they taste and have the same consistency as spaghetti but you're getting in extra veggies by using them as your "pasta" and I am ALL about extra greens intake!
Before Getting Started
You will need:
(I have the Paderno World Cuisine Tri Blade Plastic Spiralizer, I found it on Amazon for 30 dollars!)
A julienne peeler
(I found a cheap one at Walmart for less than four dollars and it was called a y peeler!)
OTHERWISE, you can use a regular peeler and just have thick linguine styled pasta!
Aim to buy thicker zucchinis since you can only make noodles out of a portion of the vegetable, as soon as your peeler hits the seeds, you cannot make any more noodles (well you can, but the seeded noodles fall apart and do not hold shape but just become mushy)
Buy MORE zucchini than you think you will need for the above reason!
CAREFUL using the julienne peeler, zucchini are very slippery and it's easy to slice a finger! It's much harder to be a chef if you have a sawed off fingertip...
Zucchinis - for two servings for JUST myself, I typically buy three, adjust this number based on the size/width of your zucchini and how many people you are making the zoodles for
1. Cut ends off zucchini
2. Peel zucchini to remove all skin (using regular peeler)
3. Use julienne peeler to make zoodles, stop once you hit seeds, keep turning zucchini until you can't use any more of it (Save left over, you can chop it up and saute it with a little olive oil salt and pepper, DELISH or snack on it raw like me)
IF YOU HAVE A SPIRALIZER - SKIP THIS STEP, follow YOUR spiralizer's directions!
4. Put noodles in a frying pan with a DROP of olive oil and cook until zoodles become hot, do not overcook them, they will become mushy and watery so keep a close eye on them and stir constantly, it should take no more than five minutes (unless you're making enough to feed a tribe!)
I love having zoodles with my homemade Turkey meatballs and sauce, but they can be paired with any dish/sauce you would normally use with pasta! Once you go green, you'll see what I mean!