Zoodles or zucchini noodles are portions of zucchini cut along its length making it look like pasta. They are getting used in a lot of restaurants and hotels as a substitute for pasta as well as in a variety of salads. Because of their low carb content and abundance of Vitamin A and C, they work best with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
There are a couple of ways to make zoodles but the most popular way is to use a spiral slicer. Not only zucchini but vegetables like carrot and squash noodles can be made with the help of such spirals.
Once you have made zoodles from zucchini, removing the moisture will make the texture more like that of normal noodles. The most popular way to remove moisture from zoodles requires salt. Place them on a baking sheet with paper towels, sprinkle the salt all over and let it rest for at least 20-30 mins. Remove the remaining moisture with the help of paper towels. This will change the texture of zoodles.
Another way of removing moisture involves baking the zoodles at very low heat. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees and place them over a sheet of baking paper and sprinkle some sea salt. Heat them for about 30 mins to remove the remaining moisture.
A delicious preparation of zoodles can be prepared using olive oil to sauté, which makes them a perfect base for all kinds of sauces, seasonings, spices and herbs.
Use them as a substitute for pasta.
While refrigerating, zoodles must be stored in a covered container with paper towels as it releases moisture as they sit inside. Paper towels not only will absorb the moisture but will also keep them last longer because they will not get soggy. Keep in mind, if you’re storing them for more than 2 days, change the paper towels as they tend to become damp. In our opinion, it will only last for 5-6 days and not more than that.
A single cup of zoodles contains 3.4g of carbs which makes it a friendly substitute of pasta that contains almost 25g of carbs per cup. Many low carb diets involve intake of multi-vitamins supplements but if you prefer zoodles, then you’ll not require the need for supplements as it’s also high in vitamin A and C.
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