How to Cook Zoodles

Have you wondered how to serve veggies at dinner? Steamed, raw, baked, or grilled? Maybe it is time to try something new. Here are the best tips on how to cook zoodles and make from zucchini, carrots, or cucumbers impressive, delicious dishes.

What are zoodles? Well, zoodles are long, thin strips of veggies like zucchini, cucumbers, beetroots, squash, or carrots. You would be amazed how many different types of zoodles you can make depends on the technique you use. Spiralized, julienne sliced, or tagliatelle shaped- you will get the perfect keto gluten-free pasta.

Are you ready for sweet temptations? You will easily fall in love with zoodles. Besides, you can cook them quickly and easily. Most of the recipes are very light and tasty, which will satisfy you at the same time! If you are a fan of pasta but want to limit carbs or gluten this greener version of pasta will appeal to you, and even to kids!

Of course, as on every recipe, there are essential rules you need to follow! Scroll down and make notes on how to cook zoodles.

How to Make Zoodles

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Making zoodles is easy, especially if you have some of the most useful kitchen tools. Spiralizers,  julienne peeler, or mandoline will turn this process into a kids’ play. But even without these tools, you can make zoodles thanks to a simple peeler.

An essential step of zoodle preparation is to add a pinch of salt and leave them for at least 10 minutes to get the water out. You can skip this in case you are going to serve them as a raw dish and eat them up immediately.

How To Cook Zoodles

You do not have to give up on spaghetti and pasta, especially when you can make them carb-free and keto. Once you choose your zoodles shape, you are free to add any sauce or topping to make your healthy portion of pasta.

Zoodles are one of the best summer dinner dishes, so you can get a light, tasty, and nutrient meal, ready in less than 20 minutes.

Honestly, my favorite zoodles recipes are the raw ones. Not only because they are easier to be cooked, but because they are fresher, and you can store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Raw Zoodles

Summertime is great to enjoy the variety of flavors of so many veggies and fruits. Plus it is great to offer something fresher as a meal. Raw zoodles recipes are a great choice to replace the traditional pasta day in your meal plan. Or to make your salads real pieces of art.

After you prepare your zoodles and get them dry out from moisture, you can add avocado pesto, tomatoes, or cheesy spinach.

Raw zoodles are perfect when you are looking for crispy, al dente keto pasta. Do not forget, that you can add

Sauteed Zoodles

Zoodles with lemon garlic shrimps or another Mediterranean pasta recipe are more delicious sauteed. You need to add them just for 1 minute in a pan with olive oil and you will get a fancy restaurant meal.

Looking for traditional bolognese pasta? Sauteed zoodles are great for your taste.

Boiled Zoodles

Boil zoodles is much easier than boil vegetables. You need just to add them in boiling water for 1 minute only to get the perfect base for any pasta or noodle topping. Make sure you drain the zoodles completely before you add the sauce.

Backed Zoodles

Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Place the zoodles on baking paper, and make sure you do not add on piles. Spread them evenly in a single layer.

Toss a pinch of salt to help them draw the water out.

Bake for less than 15 minutes if you like to get your zoodles al dente.

Serve with your favorite sauce or topping and eat them immediately.

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