A long time ago we got a handheld veggie spiralizer as a gift. I love discovering new recipes so as you can imagine I was excited to finally make Zoodles! However, the first time I made them was an absolute fail - I overcooked the Zoodles into a giant pile of mush that tasted as bad as it looked! Long story short, I wrote off Zoodles and retired the spiralizer until a couple weeks ago when a friend convinced me to give it another try and I am so happy I did!! Here is my basic recipe for garlic Zoodles that I have been feasting on the last week. My biggest tip to prepare Zoodles is do not overcook them! Just sauté them until they are tender and hot!
1 large Zucchini (or buy precut zoodles)
1 large Yellow Squash
1 TB Olive Oil
1 Clove of Garlic (Minced)
¼ tsp Onion Powder
Salt & Pepper
Sprinkle Parmesan Cheese
Spiralize Zucchini and yellow squash into thin noodles (aka zoodles). For a single serving ideally you would like 1 ½ to 2 cups of Zoodles. To sprialize my zoodles I use a very inexpensive handheld spiralizer that is surprisingly easy to use.
Mince 1 clove of garlic. If you prefer a strong garlic taste you may add garlic powder to step 4 until you reach desired flavor.
Heat medium size skillet on medium high and add olive oil. Add minced garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add the zucchini noodles, ¼ tsp of onion powder a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Toss zoodles and sauté until tender 3-4 minutes. Do not overcook!
Sprinkle lightly with Parmesan cheese and Enjoy!