Have you tried "Vegetable Noodles"?

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  1. aristocatz

    aristocatz DIS Veteran

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    They are not actually noodles, but they are cut like noodles & they seem to be the new craze. We bought squash & zucchini "noodles" tonight & served them in a stir fry with sesame oil & I have to say I really enjoyed them! They have sort of a soft texture like noodles. We served the dish with brown rice. I"m thinking of buying a vegetable spiral tool to make them myself.

    Just wondering if anyone else has delved into the world of vegetable "noodles" & what other recipes you've tried?
     
  2. FairestOfThemAll37

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    I usually make zucchini noodles with pesto and then put it with chicken or shrimp.
     
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  4. aristocatz

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    Which tool do you use to spiral the zucchini?
     
  5. megster1123

    megster1123 Blown away at Pictured Rocks. Literally.

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    Oddly enough we're having dinner tonight of veggie noodles (squash, sweet corn & carrot) with ground turkey in a garlic sauce. It's super healthy and the kids love it - with the benefit of the veggies hidden in the spaghetti :)
     
  6. FairestOfThemAll37

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    I just have one of the little hand held spiralizers. I don't remember the exact brand but they're all over Amazon for $9-12.

    If I made the noodles more often or was doing more than about 6 such in at once I may look for a tabletop version with a crank. The little ones are a workout!
     
  7. megster1123

    megster1123 Blown away at Pictured Rocks. Literally.

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    I purchased a Vegetti tool that was "supposed" to be able to make noodles from squash, zucchini, etc. It was horrible so also looking for a better tool for this!
     
  8. AppleDumpling

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    The Veggetti works fine for me. I've also used a julienne peeler.

    There is a deluxe Veggetti model with a crank and many other more expensive "spiralizers" you can buy.

    I love the zucchini noodles; I sauté them with olive oil and garlic and add diced tomatoes. Served by itself or mixed with real pasta (spaghetti, linguine or fettucine) and a little parmesan cheese. I've also done carrots, sweet potatoes and apples.
     
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  9. low-key

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    I will take some but get the vegetables out of my face
     
  10. ronandannette

    ronandannette I gave myself this tag and I "Like" myself too!

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    This sounds like a really good idea - by themselves the "strands" of squash are just not similar enough in texture to pasta for my liking. (They're fine on their own as a vegetable side dish, just not as an interchangeable substitute for pasta.)
     
  11. LinderInWonderland

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    In addition to my julienne peeler (for zucchini, carrots, etc.), I eat a fair amount of spaghetti squash, which 'noodles' itself with just a fork.
     
  12. Poohforyou

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    I have a hand held tool I got off Amazon. I think it's called a zoodle. I have a recipe for veggie noodle pasta salad I have to try.
     
  13. Squirlz

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    We get Miracle Noodles. Low carbs and a very passable substitute.
     
  14. pezheadmeg

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    They were dinner the last 3 nights. I made a batch on Wednesday using my mandolin slicer. I looked at the vegetti, but decided just to use what I had. I just get more ziti size pieces versus spaghetti strands.

    I've been slicing them at 3/8's of an inch, toss them with salt, pepper, and garlic than bake them at 250 for 30 minutes. Then they can be either heated in a frying pan or in the microwave.

    I'm in the midst of a 21 Day Fix so they've become a dinner essential the last 2 weeks.
     
  15. ashley0139

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    Yep, I love zoodles. I especially love doing half zoodles half pasta.
     
  16. bcla

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    Wouldn't spaghetti squash be easier?
     
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  17. ashley0139

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    It's not for me because you have to take the time to roast it first and then scrape it all out. Takes much longer than running a zucchini through a spiralizer.
     
  18. Cannot_Wait_4Disney

    Cannot_Wait_4Disney Ok all you A cattle, get in ...

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    I've tried them. But They are not for me.
     
  19. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    I buy Broccoli slaw from time to time, shredded broccoli. I use it with cole slaw dressing, I use it with regular dressing, I've cooked it and served it as a vegetable side dish, guess you could use it with spaghetti sauce. My doctor swears broccoli is a miracle food.
     
  20. jevs

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    I made some zucchini noodles a few months back - they were a failure.
    Friends swear by veggie noodles but they're obviously much better in the kitchen than me.
     
  21. Nimbusteach

    Nimbusteach I solemnly swear that I am up to no good!

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    I'm obsessed with my Spiraletti contraption! Zucchini is my fav, but carrot, cucumber and sweet potato work great too. Next I want to try beets, just need to find a recipe.
     

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