Let me be the first to admit I don’t like zucchini. I love yellow and summer squash, but for some reason I’m just not a fan of the more widely used family member. So when I heard about turning zucchini into pasta noodles I poo-poo’d the idea immediately.
Fast forward a year or so and spiralizing came up again and I learned you can also spiralize other vegetables.
I decided to give it a go.
I didn’t want to fully commit, so I went with the handheld SpiraLife but also bought a cookbook to get my creative juices flowing…plus I literally had no idea what to do with the noodles once I had them.
First recipe I tried? Zucchini noodles with bacon bits and cheese. The result was life changing.
I made 3 more noodle dishes before taking my spiralizing to the next level with this heavy duty hand crank. I have to say, if you want to try making veggie noodles…go big with the hand crank. It makes life so much easier. Plus, it’s quick and fun! I still can’t help but giggle when I pull the core out.
I’m still a beginner, but I’ve quickly learned that there are going to be a million ways to use my new spiralizer. But for now, here are 3 easy, delicious and healthy ways to spice up your veggie noodle dish.
- Pesto over cousa squash noodles, topped with mini heirloom tomatoes and parmesan cheese.
- Salt & pepper over potato and zucchini noodles. With so much juicy flavor you really don’t need sauce!
- Trader Joes Three Cheese red sauce and chicken over zucchini noodles. Originally tried this with parsnips. And boy, I do not like parsnips.
Can’t wait to try out the whole vegetable section at Ralph’s! Next up? Beets.
For more foodie favs, check out my favorite recipes.