Try this Zucchini Asian Recipe – Zoodles


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Between the fast-paced lifestyles and hectic schedules of today’s men and women, someone has managed to come up with this exemplary dish which is the healthy answer to your noodles cravings!

 A culinary delight, nutritionists and foodies all over the world are swearing over this healthy version of noodles which satisfies their hunger cravings in the most delightful way in comparison to the other healthy food substitutes.

What are Zoodles?

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 Zucchini noodles popularly known as ‘zoodles’ is gluten-free pasta made from Zucchini. For all those on a low-carb diet or those who are gluten-allergic, there is no giving up your love for pasta forever. Zoodles are nothing but juliennes or noodle-like shreds of zucchini. Zoodles make for a healthy and delicious noodle base. 

How do you make them?

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To make zoodles, all you need to have is a shredder or a spiralizer as shown below. A mandolin and a julienne peeler also can be used to get fine shreds of zucchini.

A Quick Recipe

There are innumerable ways of cooking this amazing dish. As zoodles are basically a salad, they can be had raw tossed with your favorite dressing and choice of other vegetables. You can also sauté them with onions and bell peppers or boil the zoodles and cook them with your regular pasta sauce. 

Ingredients:

  • Zoodles
  • Carrots
  • Bell Peppers
  • Low-fat mayonnaise
  • Sesame seeds
  • Shallots
  • Pasta-sauce

Method:

With a spiralizer make your zoodles and similarly shred your carrots and bell peppers in spirals. Heat up some oil in a pan and add your shallots. Toss the peppers, zoodles and carrot spirals in the pan. Saute for 5 minutes and turn off the flame. Remove the contents in a bowl and add a dollop of pasta sauce and mayonnaise (You can skip the mayonnaise if you want). Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds for the extra crunch.

Your nutrition-packed healthy zoodles are ready!

Benefits

This incredible ditch-the-carbs dish can be made ahead of time too. This unprocessed pasta variation has plenty of benefits.

  • They are a good way to increase vegetables in your diet
  • a very good alternative to pasta
  • They are gluten free
  • They are grain free and wheat free
  • Zoodles are low carb
  • They are healthy and nutritious
  • Zoodles are cheap and easy
  • They are unprocessed

Other Benefits

Zoodles are a great way to sneak in more vegetables in your children’s diets. The satisfaction one gets on rolling the thinly shredded zucchini spirals on the fork is similar to noodles. It is basically the pasta sauce that gives the flavor. Kids can easily believe that this is delicious green pasta if you want to make them eat more vegetables. Another great way of eating a healthier diet is making it half and half. You can add half pasta or spaghetti and half of zoodles to satisfy your pasta need. 

Zucchini noodles pack only 19 calories per cup. These are definitely a powerhouse of other nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, folate, vitamin A, and iron, no cholesterol and almost zero fat. This summer squash also has a high water content and makes you fuller for longer. 

Experiment with zoodles the next time you feel like having some pasta. You can even come up with your own recipe with this healthy substitute!

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