The Absolute Easiest Way to Make Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini Noodles are a great way to add more vegetables into your diet, cut calories, and add texture to many meals. Although you can buy these in some stores, they make an inexpensive ingredient, suddenly, expensive. I love to make my own and with this simple tool, I can make quickly and easily.

How To Make Zucchini Noodles

The most important thing about making zucchini noodles is that your zucchini is fresh and firm.

I use this very inexpensive and easy julienne tool for making ALL of my noodles:

Not only is it priced at under $12 (just my type of budget!) but it fits in a drawer and is simple to use and clean. Here's a few tips:

  • Always wash your zucchini before starting, since you will be using the skin for that fantastic color
  • Trim off the tip of the bottom end, where all the bitter oils build, and discard.
  • Use the stem end to hold onto for peeling.
  • Starting at the stem end, gently pull the julienne tool towards the other end (the way you would use a vegetable peeler)
  • Rotate the zucchini as you go so that you get as much of the beautiful outside color as possible until all of the squash is used up.
  • Alternate between yellow and green zucchini for a bright look
  • Add carrot for some extra vitamins, color, and crunch

How To Cook Zucchini Noodles

Spicy Sesame Noodle Salad
Zucchini Noodle and Chickpea Salad
  • Quick Sauté! When I do want a cooked noodle, I heat a sauté pan first. Once the pan is hot, I sauté the zucchini noodles in a little bit of oil for only a minute or two. Try them in this better-than-spaghetti recipe of Zucchini Noodles with Achar Sauce.
Zucchini Noodles in Nepali Achar Sauce
  • Mix them In! Need to fit more veggies into your diet? Mix Zucchini Noodles into your favorites. I love them in these simple Potato and Zucchini Noodle Pancakes.
Potato and Zucchini Noodle Pancakes in a skillet

Zucchini is one of the Healthiest Vegetables

Zucchini is rich in nutrients, high in antioxidants, and contributes to healthy digestion in the body. Read more about it in this article on the 7 healthy facts about Zucchini and Feel good about what you eat!

Recipe

tool for making zucchini noodles- looks like a vegetable peeler

The Best Way to Make Zucchini Noodles

quick and easy instructions for making zucchini noodles
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Recipes- Healthy
Cuisine Food Prep
Servings 1.5 cups
Calories 22 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium zucchini , washed

Instructions
 

  • Always wash your zucchini before starting, since you will be using the skin for that fantastic color
  • Trim off the tip of the bottom end, where all the bitter oils build, and discard.
  • Use the stem end to hold onto for peeling.
  • Starting at the stem end, gently pull the julienne tool towards the other end (the way you would use a vegetable peeler)
  • Rotate the zucchini as you go so that you get as much of the beautiful outside color as possible until all of the squash is used up.

Notes

Alternate between yellow and green zucchini for a bright look
Add carrot for some extra vitamins, color, and crunch

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 22kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 341mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 261IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword zucchini noodles
Like this recipe?leave a comment or star rating (below) to show your love!

Comments

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating





link to our privacy policy here.