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Zucchini Noodles Recipe: How To Make And Cook Zoodles

Shalini Thakur

Recipe by Shalini Thakur

Zucchini Noodles

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Total Time

25 Minutes

Ingredients
  • Olive Oil - 2 tsp
  • Garlic - 5-7 cloves
  • Zucchini Noodles - 250 grams
  • Salt As Per Taste
  • Black Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Parsley - 1/2 cup
  • Cottage Cheese/Paneer - 1/2 cup
  • What is the first thing that pops into your head when you hear zoodles? Something unhealthy right? But guess what, it’s not unhealthy and it’s way better than your normal noodles. Here is a quick zucchini noodles recipe on how to make and cook perfectly so they are soft, crispy, and not soggy!

    Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)

    Raw Zucchini Noodles Recipe At Home

    Use a Spiralizer

    • A spiralizer is a kitchen tool, which can be used to give raw food different shapes and sizes. It can also be used as a zucchini noodle maker.
    • If you are fond of noodles and would make them frequently then buy a spiralizer. It will only occupy a little space in your kitchen and will make your life easier. 
    • A spiralizer can be used for both large and tiny zucchini, as well as other vegetables like cucumbers, beets, carrots, and even broccoli stems. 
    • There are different types of spiralizer such as table-top spiralizer, handheld spiralizer, or vegetable peelers; you can get one depending upon what kind of shape you wish to give to your zucchini zoodles. 
    • Moreover, you can find these spiralizers online or even in the market.

    How To Cook Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)

    Zoodle Recipe
    • To begin zucchini noodles recipe, in a pan, heat olive oil, and add garlic to it.
    • Furthermore, add your homemade zucchini noodles, and saute them.
    • Now, sprinkle some black pepper and salt accordingly.
    • Then, squeeze a little lemon on the top.
    • Garnish it with some parsley and grated paneer.
    • Finally, your healthier version of aglio olio pasta is ready.
    • Bon Appetite!

    Tips:

    • Spiralize your zucchini before cooking or peeling it.
    • Do not overcook it.
    • Butter is optional, you can skip it if you want to.
    • You can also add cherry tomatoes or olives.
    • Instead of cheese take cottage cheese.
    • You can also add chilli flakes or Italian herbs for seasoning.

    Health Benefits Of Zucchini Noodles

    Zucchini Noodles Benefit
    • Zoodles are a gluten-free, nutrient-packed alternative to regular wheat-filled pasta/noodles.
    • Zucchini is low on carbs, therefore it is great for weight loss.
    • It is filled with fiber and water content, thus making it an obvious choice for people on diet.
    • It is low in calories and sugar, therefore it is good for people dealing with diabetes.
    • Zucchini contains a lot of minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin B6.
    • Zucchini also carries lutein, a supplement important for healthy vision and good eyesight.
    • This vegetable is filled with nutrients like dietary fiber, omega-3, zinc, protein, etc making it an absolute favorite for overall health.

    Nutritional Value Of Zucchini 

    NutrientsValue Per 100 gram
    Water94.8 g
    Energy17 kcal
    Vitamin C17.9 mg
    Potassium261 mg
    Sodium8 mg

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    FAQ

    What Are “Zoodles”?

    Zucchini Noodles, also commonly known as “Zoodles”, are a delicious, gluten-free, and also a healthier alternative to your regular pasta/ noodles, made out of zucchini!

    Fun Fact

    Almonds are one of the best snacks one can have if they are on a weight loss journey as they have significant fat-burning power. They are associated with greater weight loss by increasing fat metabolism in our bodies. Moreover, it is perfect for stopping your unhealthy cravings. Therefore having overnight soaked almonds in the morning can really help in your weight loss journey.

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    Disclaimer

    All recipes from Fitelo’s kitchen are devised to suit specific needs. And what may suit one condition may not be applicable to the other. Hence always consult your nutritionist or dietitian before adding any of these recipes to your diet.

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