Zoodles 3 Ways
If you follow me on IG you may have recently seen some posts on zoodles and just how much Cody and I both love them! First, they’re SO dang easy. Second, zoodle dishes are fairly easy to change up. Here are my three go-to zoodle dishes.
Some notes on spiralizing: I always spiralize zucchini at the second-thinnest blade setting - it’s barely bigger than a traditional spaghetti noodle. This way the zoodles hold their integrity when you cook or warm them before serving. The thinner the noodle, the more moisture leaks out and you’ll have to remove the excess liquid before adding any additional sauce.
Zoodles in Peanut Sauce
I use Minimalist Baker’s 5 Ingredient Peanut Sauce, but I actually make it 6 ingredients after adding some Sriracha to heat it up! Feel free to tweak the recipe as you wish. To heat the peanut sauce, I add it to a sauce pan and heat over low-medium heat on the stove. Add water to keep the same consistency you want because the heat will thicken up your sauce. Sometimes I also microwave the zoodles for 1-1:30 minutes before pouring the sauce over them.
For additional protein or texture you can add edamame, shrimp, tofu, or your protein of choice!
Zoodles in Marinara with Meatballs
You can use whatever marinara sauce you like, store bought or homemade, but if you’re looking for a real easy one you can make at home I use Cookie & Kate’s super easy recipe. There’s lots of things you can add to the sauce base like mushrooms, kale, carrots, celery, etc. Serve the marinara sauce over your noodles while hot.
Throw 2, 3, ok maybe 4-5 of your favorite cooked vegan meatballs on and done!
Zoodles in Pesto
It’s all about the sauce on this one. There are so many pesto recipes out there that I could make a new one once a week and never run out of new ones to try. I usually use a favorite store bought vegan pesto I’ve found at Whole Foods (see picture). You can either sauce your noodles and enjoy them cold, or add them to a pan on the stove and warm on medium-heat for about 5 minutes.
I like to add roasted cherry tomatoes to add a bit of flavor, but there are tons of proteins and other roasted vegetables that would go nicely with this dish!
There you have it! Three super easy ways you can incorporate zoodles into your weekly meals. If you have some good ones please don’t keep them all to yourself! I need to know!
Need a spiralizer? Here’s a link to the spiralizer I have from Amazon