These vegetable-based zucchini noodles, also known as “zoodles,” are the perfect pasta substitute for a lighter option. Here’s a tip: it works best if you have a spiralizer or spiral cutter. These tools are available at most kitchen stores and often only require turning a handle after cutting off the ends of your zucchini.
Try this easy-to-follow recipe for a healthy dose of vegetables, most of which you can find at your local farmers market.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 yellow onions
4 small zucchini, spiral cut
½ cup sliced cherry tomatoes
½ cup sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons low-sodium teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
¼ teaspoon fresh grated ginger
Heat oil in a wok or medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add onions, and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until translucent and tender. Add other vegetables including the spiral cut zucchini and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
Add soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds; mix and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Remove from heat and serve.
Yield: 4 servings