Switch Over To Zucchini Noodles For A Low-Carb, Healthy Summer Treat

Zucchini noodles, or 'Zoodles' are basically made by grating fresh Zucchini vegetable into spirals and garnishing with condiments of choice.

Aditi Ahuja  |  Updated: June 26, 2020 18:19 IST

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Highlights
  • Zucchini noodles are low-carb and more nutritious
  • Zucchini as a vegetable also has a number of health benefits
  • Try this easy and delicious recipe for a guilt-free treat

Noodle is one ingredient that never goes out of style. It can be paired with a number of sauces, dips, vegetables and condiments to make it a new dish every time. But did you know that there's a healthier alternative to noodles too? Zucchini noodles, or 'Zoodles' as they are commonly referred to, are basically made by grating fresh Zucchini vegetable along with the peel. The resulting dish is very similar to any regular noodles or spaghetti dish, but without any guilt of indulgence!

Zucchini is a super healthy vegetable too and has a number of health benefits associated with it. The summer squash comes from the same family as cucumbers, thus having plenty of natural water and fibre content which could help with shedding the extra kilos. Zucchini also has a good amount of vitamins and minerals in it that make it beneficial for eye and heart health too!

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f8347q4gUse a special grater to make Zucchini noodles. 

Before you get down to grating your Zucchini with a regular vegetable grater, do note that the noodles are like long spirals. Thus, it is better to use a special spiral grater to make these healthy green noodles at home. Further, if you like your noodles super chewy and slightly cooked then it's better to pan fry the Zoodles in a pan with a dash of oil. However, if you like the raw, fresh Zucchini texture then devour your Zucchini noodles as they are.

In this delicious and super healthy Zucchini recipe, we have used freshly grated Zucchini noodles. They are then combined with a creamy Basil Pesto and some fresh chopped veggies for an incredible tasting dish that is light and low-calorie too. Further, the dish is gluten-free and vegan making it perfect for those looking to lose a few extra kilos.

So what are you waiting for? Try this amazing Zucchini noodles recipe and savour the fresh taste with a goodness of health!

Here Is The Full Recipe Of Zucchini Noodles: 

Ingredients: 

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  • 2 Zucchinis, grated into spirals
  • 1 tbsp Creamy Basil Pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • Oregano, to taste
  • Chilli Flakes, to taste
  • Mushroom and Broccoli, to garnish

Method: 

  1. Start with the grated Zucchini in a bowl. Layer pesto sauce and bell peppers on top. 
  2. Sprinkle a pinch of oregano and chilli flakes on top. 
  3. Garnish with mushroom and broccoli pieces. 
  4. Toss the Zucchini noodles gently and serve fresh! 



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