Zucchini Pasta? Really? Well, that’s what we call it around my house. You can also call it zucchini noodles, zoodles, zucchini spirals, or just plain zucchini if you like. Totally up to you. But, what I do implore you to do is to use it as a delicious pasta substitute. And soon!
You see, in my family, we’ve always used spaghetti squash if we were using something in place of regular pasta in recipes. But to be honest, I can’t stand the way that spaghetti squash feels in my mouth. I know. I’m weirder than weird. So many other people love it. But, believe me, once you use zucchini in a lightened up spaghetti recipe or other type of pasta dish, you will love, love, love it. Seriously.
To make your zucchini in pasta or noodle type, you can use various tools: a vegetable peeler or mandonline to make ribbons, a grater attachment for your food processor, or you can use my new favorite tool – a spiral cutter.
Zucchini Pasta Recipe
- 6-8 zucchini squash
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut zucchini squash into ribbons, spirals or julienne strips. Place into stock pot and cover with water plus about 1 inch. Bring zucchini water to a rapid boil. Remove from heat and pour zucchini through a strainer. Serve warm.