Since purchasing my Paderno Vegetable Sprializer from Amazon.ca we’ve been obsessed with making oodles and oodles of vegetable “noodles”. I’m serious… no joke, they taste like pasta but are way better because they’re so fresh tasting and hey, they’re grain-free. Zoodles not only taste amazing, but they are a really creative way to enjoy pasta/get some of your required servings of vegetables in. Oh yeah, and the possibilities are endless. Sprialized beet salad with goat cheese, pepitas and balsamic reduction anyone? Just one of many possibilities. Such a quick and satisfying meal, we eat these a few times a week at least.
You will need a vegetable sprializer for this dish for the best results and taste. If you do not have one you can julienne style the vegetables with a peeler, but I can’t promise that the dish will taste the same.
2 medium sized zucchinis
1 carrot (peeled)
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or coconut oil, etc.)
1 cup of a fresh spicy pasta sauce of your choice (I used an Arrabiata sauce from Farm Boy) You can definitely make your own though with chilies, tomatoes, garlic, onions, basil, lemon juice, etc.
cilantro or parsley for garnish
sea salt and black pepper (to taste)
1. Cut off the end of the zucchini (stem) and the ends of the peeled carrot. Sprialize the zuchinni and carrot using your vegetable sprializer.
2. Place the zoodles in a medium sized fry pan, add evooo, minced garlic, sea salt and black pepper and sauté for no longer than 5 minutes on low-medium heat. Ensure the zoodles are warm.
3. Heat your tomato sauce.
4. Plate and pour the tomato sauce on top. Garnish with cilantro or parsley and black pepper. Mix it all up and enjoy, you’ll want more once you finish…trust me.