Zoodles! How to Shred Zucchini Pasta


 

zucchini pastaZucchini Pasta has been a hot topic in our Low Carb Challenge group on Facebook lately. (That photo was taken by Emily Drew, who helps me moderate the group.)

The big question is How to Shred Zucchini Pasta easily for fun low-carb meals and side dishes. There are two easy ways!

The easiest, safest and most popular option is to use a Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer which ranks #1 on Amazon in Kitchen & Housewares. It’s only #34.81 with FREE shipping.

Zucchini NoodlesThis handy little gadget makes the coolest looking Zucchini Pasta ever – as you can see from Kim and Emily’s photos.

You can also shred cabbage, make beautiful garnishments, create cucumber swirls to jazz up your salads, and… well, the ideas are endless!

Kim (also a member of our Facebook Group) said:

“Shred Zucchini Pasta in SECONDS!!!! You really will think you are eating a big bowl of pasta except you feel totally healthy and good after!

So you have super cool “Zoodles” aka Zucchini Pasta… now what?

Kim said: “I saute them in olive oil, garlic powder, salt & pepper until they get a little cooked down, then I use Rao’s marinara and simmer it down for about 15 minutes. A little parm and YUM! I have also made a homemade meat sauce with my zoodles. So many possibilities….”

Emily said: “My favorite so far is a Scampi White Wine Sauce with Low Carb Wine. You only need a 1/4 cup wine for the whole dish which serves six. I also like the idea of trying it with pesto and a cream sauce.”

Those are just a couple of ideas I’ve seen in our Low Carb Group lately. Obviously you can replace the pasta in any recipe with your new “Zoodles!”

Oh, and I mentioned a second option… Personally I would prefer to use the inexpensive spiral slicer, because it has SO many uses and creates such a beautiful end result – and we do want our dishes to be gorgeous, right?! I love food art. πŸ˜€

But here’s another idea you can try too from the Top With Cinnamon blog:

shredding zucchini pasta

😯 😯 That looks a little scary! 😯 😯

Here is another fun “Zoodle” photo from our Low Carb Facebook Group

Shred Zucchini Pasta

In the above photo, Emily is using the Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable that I mentioned before. It ranks #1 on Amazon in Kitchen & Housewares. It’s only #34.81 with FREE shipping:

Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable

^ This one has A LOT of postive reviews on Amazon. πŸ˜‰

Click Here to see Reviews for the Paderno Spiral Vegetable

So now you know how to shred zucchini pasta, and have a few delicious ideas for using “Zoodles” in your low carb recipes. If you have a favorite method for shredding zucchini, or a fun Zoodle recipe, share it with us in the comments below!


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25 Responses to Zoodles! How to Shred Zucchini Pasta

  1. Satu says:

    I’ve seen those vegetable slicers and I want one for myself! I might try using the second method though because as far as I know they don’t sell those slicers in Finland….

    The seasoning instructions are good too.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      There are a lot of fun Zucchini Pasta recipes in the Facebook Group lately! Are you sure you can’t get one in Finland? I haven’t checked, but definitely would. This makes food FUN. πŸ™‚

  2. Kim Loewenstein-Band says:

    I use the Paderna model, too. It is awesome! The pic above is what I was in the process of getting from just one zucchini. I need things to be easy, quick and of course delic! If I am using this tool several times a week, then anyone can easily do this!

  3. In our quest to a healthier lifestyle, we’ve been eating a lot of veggies, including zuchinni (the kids love it). I think zoodles will be a big hit in our house and the Paderno will sure help save my knuckles from the perils of the cheese grater! πŸ˜‰

  4. tom says:

    Zucchini Pasta is brilliant!

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  7. Jenn Alex Brockman says:

    I like the idea, but I just don’t need another gadget! I might try the regular grater method first.

  8. Tammy Brown says:

    I use a vegetation one from Walgreens. Best $15 I’ve spent. I made a peanut sauce last night. Yummm

  9. Pampered Chef has a Serrated Peeler, Item Number 1072 for $9.00. It works great for Zoodles!!.
    http://new.pamperedchef.com/iceberg/com/product/1073-lg.jpg

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  11. I am going to get this and try it out. Zoodles, here we come.

  12. Beth M says:

    If you have a Kitchen Aid Mixer you can get an attachment that will do this. Then you don’t need another gadget to store

  13. Elsa Batista says:

    I bought the Veggetti Spiral Veggy Cutter, I ordered it at Amazon, just tried it. Man, what a treat! Thank you for the tip.

  14. clarise boudreaux says:

    What do you think about using Zucchini “spaghetti” in Shrimp Fettucinni? I want to make it for a party and want to avoid the noodles. I was thinking about spaghetti squash, Zucchini would be cheaper.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Sounds delicious, Clarise! πŸ™‚ I don’t really like spaghetti squash, and find it difficult to work with. Just don’t overcook your zoodles – steam them – and it should be fabulous!

  15. Tara says:

    I just got one for Christmas but I haven’t eaten noodles in so long…. I don’t know what to make them with! Post some recipes for what to do with these “noodles”!

  16. Lisa says:

    We recently tried zoodles and LOVE them! But, they seem watery. How do you get the excess moisture out before cooking? I have salted and let my egglplant “sweat” before cooking. Anybody have an a tried and true method they use? TIA πŸ˜‰

  17. Nicole says:

    Have you guys tried Mexican Gray Squash? Just called Mexican Squash in some stores. I’ve seen it at Winco a lot. It looks a bit like zucchini, but lighter green and a little speckled. It has a milder flavor than zucchini. As much as I like zucchini, I prefer this! But most importantly for making “noodles” is the texture. It has a lower water content so it stays more firm and holds up better when frying, steaming, etc…I haven’t tried it as noodles yet, but I’ve had a lot of success with other dishes and can’t wait to try this! πŸ™‚

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