Zoodles!

Zoodles = zucchini noodles! The first time I tried zucchini noodles, or zucchini spaghetti, was at The Table (one of my favorite restaurants in Bombay). Who knew, that a couple years down the line I’d be making my own zoodles, thanks to a spiralizer accquired through a great deal on Amazon. In general though, you can easily find a handhekd spiral slicer for under $10 on Amazon, and let me tell you, it’s so worth it! The finished product looks and feels exactly like green tagliatelle, and the zucchini adds a nutty taste that you can’t find in regular pasta. Plus, zoodles are completely healthy since after all, they’re made fully from a vegetable!

Lemon Basil Parmesan Zoodles

Serves: 1

Time: ~15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sized zucchini
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • Freshly ground basil (I used some from my indoor herb garden – picture here!)
  • Splashes of lemon juice, according to preference
  • Approx. 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

    1. Using the spiralizer, make zucchini noodles.
    2. Pat the zoodles dry with paper napkins. They should look like this:
      Spiralized Zucchini
    3. Place the zoodles in a pan, and sauté in olive oil with medium heat. Make sure to occasionally toss the zoodles, so that they don’t get too gooey.
    4. Once they are somewhat soft (but not mushy) splash the herbs and lemon juice in. I love the taste of lemon, so I put in a good amount. Toss for around a minute.
    5. Turn the heat to low, and add in the parmesan cheese. Lightly toss, and turn the stove off.
    6. Plate, and garnish with more cheese if you like. I topped mine with green olives for a little zing.
Final product - looks just like real pasta doesnt it?!

Final product – looks just like real pasta doesn’t it?!

 

 

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