Zoodle Fun!

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Homemade Zoodles
Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) are not a new thing.  They're just new to me!  I've seen them in the store.  I've tried them once or twice.  This weekend I took the plunge and bought a spiralizer from Target.  Now I'm OBSESSED!

Spiralized veggies are GREAT if expensive!!  Expect to pay between $5-$9 for a small package at the grocery store!

EXPENSIVE!
The cost to purchase a basic handheld spiralizer is about $10.
Spiralizer from OXO
There are a million spiral veggie makers on the market.  Because I have limited storage space, I prefer the handheld version.  It takes almost no time at all of figure out how to perfect Zoodle making.  PLUS you can spiral cut carrots, squash or whatever you like!

Spiral Carrots

This weekend I made carrot noodles and served them with veggie curry.

Carrot Noodles
I also made zucchini noodles and served them with Spicy Sesame Sauce.

Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Sesame Sauce
 Cooking the noodles could not be easier.  I heated a little olive oil in a pan, tossed in the noodles and sauteed them for 2 minutes.  Added salt and slid them onto a plate.

Saute with Olive oil and Salt

You can top these noodles with anything you like.  I'm a sauce girl so all of my noodles got a yummy sauce!

Zoodles

Shrimp parm Zoodles

There are a couple of pro tips that you'll need to know before making veggie noodles.

PRO TIPS:

1. Veggies can sweat.  After you cut the noodles, allow them to rest on a paper towel before you cook or store them. 

Rest Newly Cut Noodles

2. Store noodles in a sealed container in the refrigerator wrapped in a paper towel.  This will keep noodles from getting soggy.

Store Noodles in Paper Towel to keep them dry

3.   Cook noodles for 1-3 minutes.  Over cooked noodles will be mushy.

Saute Briefly!
4.  Find a yummy sauce!  Zoodles pair best with the hot or cold sauce of your choice!



SUPER PRO TIP:

Once you've got the hang of it you can spiral cut just about ANYTHING!  You're only limited by your imagination!  Here are other spiral options!

Assorted Veggies


Spiral Salad

More Veggie Options

You can saute, bake or fry your spiral veggies!  Go CRAZY and invent something new!



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