Zoodles recipes are getting a lot of hype in foodie circles these days. And when you learn more about zoodles and the endless possibilities that come with this healthy, tasty trend, it’s not hard to see why.
First of all, if you’re not familiar with the term zoodles, have no fear. It’s super easy to understand. A play on the culinary staple “noodles,” zoodles have a similar shape and style to noodles. Except they’re made from zucchini—hence the Z in front of the name!
But why should you make pasta out of zucchini of all things? A better question would be, why not zucchini? Low-cal, low-carb, and packed with nutrients like potassium and vitamin C, the summer squash is a lighter, more nutritious alternative to regular pasta. And we have to admit, as much as we love good old-fashioned spaghetti, it sometimes leaves us with a tummy ache after eating it.
So if you’re wondering where you can find these low-carb beauties known as zoodles, you’ll be happy to know you can create them for yourself in your own kitchen. All you need is a zucchini and a vegetable spiralizer, like Veggetti.
Then you just pop your washed squash into your device of choice, start spinning and then watch the magic begin.
But the magic’s far from over! After you’re done spiralizing (isn’t that a fun word to say?), you can use the zoodles as a base to just about any toppings or sauces you want, much like regular pasta. And you’re well on your way to making the best zoodles recipes out there.
How about lemon garlic chicken zoodles for dinner tonight? Head over to @taryn_medina’s Instagram page to get this zoodles recipe. Doesn't it look delicious?
Perhaps you want a dish that’s more reminiscent of spaghetti and meatballs—minus the spaghetti. Sweet Basil is the place to go for this recipe, pictured below.
Or maybe Mongolian beef zoodles is more your style. Check out Life Made Sweeter to get this zoodles recipe, after oohing and ahhing over it below.
Or there's always a good bolognese you can try. Heather Christo has just the instructions for you.
Prefer your zoodles meatless? Not a problem with these delectable spinach pesto zoodles. Find this flavorful recipe at Slender Kitchen.
Or maybe you want to add even more pizazz to your already jazzy dish. We’ve got you covered. Find this amazing thai peanut zoodles recipe at Begin Within Nutrition.
Who’s ready to start spiralizing?