Monday, February 9, 2015

Spiralize it Girl

Hi friends!  Today, I am here to clue you in on a little secret.  Did you know that you can make noodles from vegetables?  Maybe you have seen the term zoodles on the internet and been confused about what it is referring to.  After all, what the heck are zoodles?  Well, zoodles are zucchini that have made into noodles using a spiralizer, hence the name zoodles.

A spiralizer is a brilliant kitchen gadget as it will make pretty much anything into noodle shapes.  I have mentioned it in previous posts, like that time I made baked curly fries, it couldn't be easier to use.  There are various spiralizers available all over the internet, but the one that I love is here.

After an intense workout at the gym, I wanted something that was easy, but also nutritious.  I dreamed up this recipe in my head while pushing myself to the limit on the stairmill and voila this recipe was born.  It's lean, green and clean, making it a perfect recovery meal or way to sneak in extra veggies.


If my kitchen walls could talk: Missing a spiralizer? Cut zucchini into matchstick pieces instead.  Alternatively, feel free to swap out zoodles for regular zoodles and follow along with the recipe. It will not have the health benefits of zucchini, but I promise it will taste equally delicious!



Zucchini Primivera 

Ingredients

1 large zucchini
1 1/2 tbsp grapeseed oil
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 
1/2 cup edamame

1. Wash zucchini with water and dry. Using a spiralizer, spiralize zucchini into noodle shape. Set aside
2. Heat a medium sized pan over medium heat. Add grapeseed oil, swirling to coat pan.
3. Add zucchini, stirring until lightly sauteed, add peanuts, Parmesan and edamame. Continue stirring until zoodles are slightly crunchy and heated through.


Have you ever used a spiralizer? 

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