Tagged: zucchini

“Zoodles” Zucchini Noodles – paleo friendly

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I’ve been wanting to make my own zucchini noodles for a while now and I finally gave in and decided to buy the Paderno Spiralizer. Definitely one of the best purchases for my kitchen. You can use it to shave or spiral most vegetables and fruits, and although I can’t wait to try other vegetables, I know I’ll mostly be using it to make zucchini noodles– the best paleo pasta. Substitute zoodles for any pasta dish.

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Once I had the noodles spiralled I decided to make a simple dish with sautéed kale, garlic and onions. I pre-sautéed the kale mixture then added it to the zoodles when they were finished cooking.

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchinis per person (for a simple non-meat dish)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil per 2 zucchinis
  • salt + pepper

Directions

1. Heat olive oil over Medium-High heat in sauté pan.

2. Add zoodles, salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stir occasionally. Zoodles are done.

Zucchini with Garlic and Basil

DSC03696Ingredients (serves 4)

Cook time: 10 minutes

  • 2 lb. zucchini
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs. finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt & fresh ground pepper

Directions

1. Trim the ends of each zucchini. Cut in half lengthwise and then chop into slices about 1/2 inch thick.

2. In a large pan heat olive oil. Add onions and garlic and sauté until browning, approx. 2 minutes. Add zucchini and toss occasionally until tender, approx 5 minutes.

3. Mix. in basil and cook for another minute. Salt and pepper. Serve.

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Extra: If you want to make a larger and more colorful side dish add tomato. Toss in 2 large chopped tomatoes, or a pint of cherry tomatoes, a few minutes before zucchini is finished cooking.