Asian Zucchini Noodles
When eating a paleo or keto diet, it can be tough to give up noodles. All the guys in my family are HUGE pasta fans, so it would be a massive sacrifice for them to eliminate those from their diets. One alternative, is spiralizing zucchini into noodles to make zoodles. Some people enjoy the substitution, others do not. For those of you who do enjoy eating zoodles, I hope your family will enjoy this recipe for Asian Zucchini Noodles.
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Cut off the ends of each zucchini and process in a spiralizer with ⅛ inch spacing blade to create zucchini noodles.
Use kitchen scissors to cut them into 10-12 inch pieces.
Place zoodles in a colander and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
Allow them to sit for 10 minutes to draw out excess moisture.
Add coconut aminos, honey, toasted sesame oil, melted ghee and minced garlic to a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
Rinse zoodles with cool water and use paper towels to squeeze out any extra moisture.
Place one teaspoon of avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the zoodles. Use pasta tongs to toss the zoodles occasionally while cooking for 3-4 minutes.
Pour in the sauce and cook for 1-2 more minutes until noodles are al dente. Turn off the heat.
Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and fresh cilantro if desired and serve.
- ¼ cup coconut aminos may substitute soy sauce if not paleo
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon ghee melted
- 2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 2 large zucchini spiralized
- 1 teaspoon avocado oil
- Himalayan pink sea salt and black pepper
- Optional: toasted sesame seeds and fresh cilantro for garnish
his makes a great side dish for asian salmon.
There is plenty of extra sauce for this recipe, making it a nice base to add in your favorite veggies and bite size pieces of chicken or steak to create a main dish.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 377mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g
These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing this Asian Zucchini Noodles Recipe:
Paderno World Cuisine 6-Blade Vegetable Slicer / Spiralizer, Counter-Mounted and includes 6 Different Stainless Steel BladesHimalayan Pink Salt Grass-Fed Ghee Butter by 4th & Heart, 9 Ounce, Pasture Raised, Non-GMO, Lactose Free, Certified Paleo, Keto-FriendlySherpa Pink Gourmet Himalayan Salt – 5 lbs. Fine GrainKitchenAid KC351OHOBA Shears, Standard, BlackQimh Collapsible Colander Set of 3 Round Silicone Kitchen Strainer Set – 2 pcs 4 Quart and 1 pcs 2 Quart- Perfect for Draining Pasta, Vegetable and fruit (green,blue, purple)Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil 1 L, Non-GMO, for High-Heat Cooking, Frying, Baking, Homemade Sauces, Dressings and MarinadesHorn Tide Stainless Steel Pasta Tongs Pack of 2 Piece Teethed Ends Design for Spaghetti Noodle Pastry Kitchen Serving Tong Set 9-inchThe Spiralizer Cookbook: Simple and Delicious Recipes Made in a Different Way (Spiralizer recipes)Inspiralize Everything: An Apples-to-Zucchini Encyclopedia of Spiralizing: A CookbookInspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals: A Cookbook
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