I may be a little late to the party, but zucchini noodles have quickly become a staple of mine. Packed with nutrients and a perfect sub for pasta, zoodles make the a delicious dish for clean and healthy eating. I’ll often substitute these veggie noodles for pastas and I don’t miss the carbs at all!
I’ll throw these together for a quick dinner, usually only what I have on hand. So here’s a roundup of my go to zoodle recipes using only 5 ingredients or less!
I spiralize the zucchini first, using this spiralizer, then sauté in each of the following recipes!
1 zucchini| 1 tablespoon garlic or herb infused olive oil | 1 tablespoon shredded parm | 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
Saute zoodles in the olive oil until tender. Stir in shredded part and cherry tomatoes. This is my usual go to and favorite recipe!
Sesame Stir Fry Zoodles
1 zucchini | 1 tablespoon sesame oil | 1 tablespoon peanut butter | 1-2 teaspoons soy sauce (I use low sodium or tamari) | sesame seeds
Whisk sesame oil, PB, and soy sauce till smooth. Saute zucchini with a little coconut oil or cooking spray until tender. Add sauce mixture and heat through. Toss in sesame seeds and enjoy. This is my other favorite. Yum, so good.
Add zoodles to regular noodles to break up the carb sitch
Basil Pesto Zoodles
1 zucchini | 2 tablespoons prepared basil peso | 1 teaspoon infused olive oil
Saute the zucchini noodles in the olive oil; add in the pesto and stir until completely coated. Obsessed.
1 zucchini | 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, diced | 1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced | 1 clove garlic | 2 tablespoons diced onion | Extra: 1 tablespoon shredded parm
Saute the noodles in a non stick skillet with the garlic and onions. Once veggies are tender, add basil and tomatoes. Cook until heated through and serve.
Chicken Zoodle Soup
1 zucchini | 2 cups prepared chicken and veggie soup
Add spiralized zucchini noodles to some prepared chicken and veggie soup to replace the pasta. Either use your favorite recipe or spice up a healthy and light store bought version. Adding the noodles adds a nutritional punch to an easy store bought option!
my favorite part are those little curlicues, like the ones you randomly get in curly fries!
So there’s 5 easy ways to add some zoodles into your dinner and lunch rotations. Have you tried zucchini noodles? Do you have a go to recipe?? Share with me in the comments! I love trying out new ways to enjoy this tasty veggie ‘pasta’!