Zucchini noodles, zoodles for short, are an incredibly fresh and healthy alternative to pasta. They are also a fun way to increase your vegetable intake or to get your kids excited about zucchinis.
To get perfectly shaped spiral noodles, you will need an inexpensive tool called spiralizer. This life-changing device can quickly transforms vegetables and fruits into noodles, shoestrings, thin shreds and waferlike slices.
No spiralizer? No problem! Use a cheese grater, just make sure to grate your zucchinis lengthwise. Check out this video to see 5 different way of making zoodles.
For the sauce, the possibilities are endless. We went for a “meaty” version using marinated mushrooms.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Soaking time: Marinate for at least 2 hours
Shelf life: 1 or 2 days in fridge
Servings: 2 servings
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Tbsp Coconut aminos or soy sauce
1 crushed garlic clove
Pinch of chilli flakes
Pinch of salt
Herbs and greens to taste: Basil, parsley, cilantro, green onions and/or leeks
1 large zucchini or 2 medium-sized zucchinis
2-3 tbsp hemp seeds
Cherry tomatoes and any other colourful vegetables of choice
- Put all of the mushroom marinade ingredients in a ziploc bag or a bowl. Mix everything and let marinate on your kitchen counter at least 2 hours. The longer, the better. You can also leave it in the fridge overnight.
- Once your marinade is ready, make your zoodles
- Remove the marinade from the fridge and add to zoodles
- Add some hemp seeds for some extra protein and decorate with any added veggies you like. We chose sliced cherry tomatoes, cut up red pepper and carrots.
You can also sauté the zoodles quickly with some olive oil or coconut oil and add hemp seeds to the pan at the end to toast them a bit. Keep in mind when making zoodles, they will sit okay in the fridge for a while but the water will drain from them. It is best if you keep your cut zoodles in a bowl of water if you are leaving them for any amount of time.
Let us know if you try our recipe. We’d love to see your take on zoodles or marinated mushrooms and read any feedback you have. Please comment below or tag us on your social media posts with the hashtag #TamiriBites