Zoodles or noodle made from sliced zucchini have become a popular replacement for pasta. Whether you need to follow a gluten free diet, need low carb, or just want to reduce calories zoodles give you the feel of pasta.
It's time again for the monthly recipe redux challenge. Check out all our past challenges at The Recipe Redux. This months challenge is "Fresh from the Garden".
"The season of bountiful produce has arrived. Whether your produce comes from the Farmers Market, a CSA share, or a plot of dirt out back, show how you are using fresh July fruits or veggies. And if you have gardening successes – or failures – please share!"
When my husband and I moved to our current home we were able to start a vegetable garden. We finally had more ground in order to dedicate to growing our own vegetables. I tend to grow of course what we like: zucchini, summer squash, and tomatoes. This year I also have eggplant and peppers. Historically though I have trouble with peppers! Right now we have a ton of zucchini and squash. I tend to forget about the plants once I plant them, so my zucchini and squash look like they are on steroids. I guess I don't pick them early enough.
In our home we eat zucchini pretty often. I usually just saute the zucchini is a bit of olive oil and garlic. With such an abundance of summer squash I need to find other ways to use it. Zoodles (zucchini noodles) have become very popular in recent years as many people cut down on carbohydrates like pasta. There are many pieces of equipment you can use from a large spiralizer to hand held vegetable peelers, like the Veggetti. I used the Veggetti.
I love the Veggetti. The only issue I have is that if the squash is too large it will not fit into the Veggetti well. You need small to medium sized squash. I may have to invest in a larger spiralizer someday, because my He-Man squash did not work well in the Veggetti.
Zucchini noodles, or zoodles are a great way to replace pasta if you need to or just eat more vegetables! I find zucchini noodles less filling than pasta too. The sriracha in this recipe really jazzes up the zucchini. A little sriracha goes a long way! Use as much or as little as you want. Do you enjoy spicy foods? What is your favorite spicy food?
- 1 small zucchini
- 1 small yellow/summer squash
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ sweet onion
- 1 teaspoon fresh garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
- 1 dozen raw shrimp peeled
- 1-2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
- Slice zucchini and yellow squash in a spiralizer making noodle.
- Cut spiraled vegetable noodles into 4-6 inch pieces.
- In a large skillet or wok, heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add onion, garlic, and ginger in oil for until onion softens.
- Add in shrimp, cook until pink.
- Add in spiralized squash to skillet or wok, cook for about three minutes to soften.
- Add in sriracha sauce and stir to coat.
- Serve immediately.