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Zoodle recipes: 2 delicious ways to cook zoodles

I am so excited to share these 2 delicious zoodle recipes today. As you may have noticed I have been talking about zoodles a lot lately and this is because they are the best thing ever. I seriously can’t stop making them and my family is also in love with them. If you are not sure how to make zoodles you can check out my post on how to do it here .

2 awesome doodle recipes

noodles with lemon curry sauce

Zoodle Recipes: Zoodles with lemon curry sauce

Many people associate zoodles with summer dishes however zoodles can be made into hearty dishes perfect for cooler temperatures. These zoodles are served with a warm lemony curry sauce.

To make the curry sauce: sauté minced onion, garlic and curry powder in olive oil for about 2 minutes then add chicken broth, juice from half a lemon and simmer for 10 minutes. Add zoodles and fresh tomatoes, cook for 2 minutes and serve.

zoodle Recipes: Teriyaki Salmon and and zoodle

zoodle recipes

Zoodle Recipes: Teriyaki Salmon with lemon and herb zoodles

I cant even begin to tell you how many times I have made this recipe since I started making zoodles. This is a very light and fresh meal, perfect for low calorie diets and it is very nutritious.

Season salmon with teriyaki sauce and let sit for at least 15 minutes before cooking. Meanwhile make the zoodles and mix with lemon herb dressing. To make the dressing mix 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, juice from 1 small lemon, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 handful fresh parsley finely chopped, salt and pepper.

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How to Make Delicous Zoodles

I admit I joined the zoodle party very late because I thought cooking them would be tedious until I found out they are fairly easy to make.  For those who are new to them, Zoodles are simply noodles made from zucchini squash and they have half the calories and are more nutritious than regular pasta. This makes them a healthy choice for those on weight loss journeys or even those who just want a healthier option.

How to make zoodles

How to make Zoodles

There are 3 key things you need to know in order to make great zoodles:

  1. You will need a gadget to make the zucchini into noodle shapes. Some people like to use a knife to cut the zucchini into strips which is fine but it doesn’t create that real noodle shape. I use a small little gadget called a veggetti which a friend got me. The veggetti costs less that $20 and can be found at target or kohl’s. They also have some fancy and slightly expensive spiralizer machines that you can get if you dont mind spending the bucks.
  2. Zucchini squash naturally contain a lot of water, therefore its important to squeeze out as  much water as you can from the squash to prevent soggy noodles. This step is very important if you want to make noodles with the right texture. In order extract a lot of water from the zucchini the trick is to generously add salt to the noodles then wrap them in a clean towel. After 15 minutes squeeze the water using the towel as the sieve.
  3. Do not overcook the noodles. My suggestion is to sauté’ the noodles in olive oil for about 2 minutes.  Some like to eat them raw too if that is your style.

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Now that you have your perfect zoodles the next step is to make a fun dish with them. There are many ways to eat noodles however my favorite way to eat them is with a meat sauce and I also like to coat them with a light dressing made with olive oil, garlic, fresh herbs and pepper.

So the next time you are grabbing that box of pasta try this lovely alternative, you will be glad you did!

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