I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. If you haven’t gotten yourself a spiralizer yet, you REALLY need to! I just love how yummy spiralized veggies taste. These pesto zucchini noodles (or zoodles) will not disappoint, and they are healthy and nutritious.
I love zucchini noodles so much, but didn’t always have a handy tool to make them. I used to use a mandolin slicer for many years before I finally ordered my veggie bullet. Game changer! Not only does the veggie bullet spiralize your favourite foods. But it also shreds and slices! This really cuts down prep time in the kitchen.
After you spiralize your zucchini, place them in a colander in your sink (or in a large bowl) and sprinkle with salt to allow most of the water to escape. Do not skip this step, it will prevent your noodles from becoming soggy and watery later. I like to make mine in the morning and let them sit for most of the day, but even half an hour will do the trick!
Then toss them into a large skillet with your cooking oil and sauté until cooked through. These noodles are not only super quick and easy to make, they taste fantastic! Plus, at less than 200 calories per serving of these pesto zucchini noodles, how can you go wrong?
Looking for more ways to use your spiralizer?
These gluten free Sweet Potato Noodles just might be my favourite. Although, I’m seriously having a hard time choosing my favourite food to spiralize!