zucchini noodles without a spiraliser

How To Make Zucchini / Carrot Pasta Without A Spiraliser

How to make zucchini / carrot / vegetable spaghetti pasta without buying a bulky / expensive spiraliser – the secret is a peeler!

Courgette and carrot noodles / spaghetti are really popular in health food circles, and it’s easy to see why. They are fresh, light and healthy and they hold a sauce really well, so they perfect for substituting regular pasta or noodles or just bulking out a pasta dish with some added goodness.

Instead of buying a bulky and expensive spiraliser, a julienne peeler is small to store, cheap and does a brilliant job of making veggie noodles! Just use it like a regular peeler and you’ll be rewarded with lovely thin julienned strips. Tip: Use a tea towel to hold the veg or if you are anything like me you’ll julienne a chunk of your fingers each time you use it.

If you don’t own one already, we have this Oxo Good Grips Peeler. You can also just use just a regular vegetable peeler to make fatter pappardelle style pasta.

You can then cook the noodles for a few minutes in a frying pan to warm and soften them, or leave them raw.

My favourite ways to use veggie pasta are:
–  Gently cooked for a few minutes with a bit of soy sauce and added to a stir fry with veg and rice noodles.

–  Mixed with a bit of vegan pesto and a creamy cashew cheese sauce for lunch / with a salad.

– Topped with vegan bolognese or immunity boosting tomato sauce with mushrooms from the Oh She Glows Cookbook.

how to make courgette pasta without a spiraliser

Also… don’t throw away the cores of your veggies that can’t be peeled or spiralised, chuck them in a freezer bag and use for making soup!

Have your tried veggie noodles? Are you a fan?

L x

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