I can’t get enough of these Zucchini Spirals, and they can take the place of starchy noodles if you are glucose intolerant or on the Keto diet! I know a lot of people on the healthy bandwagon, and this recipe is the sweetest base for any of those saucy pasta toppings. These make for a great side dish on their own too. I do so love my OXO Good Grips Tabletop Spiralizer, so you too can get in on this fun kitchen toy. Zucchini is my favorite thing to spiral, but you can curl up beets, curly fries, curly sweet potato fries, and another favorite is butternut squash. Once I spiralized an onion to make pickled onions for taco toppings. Oh the possibilities are endless.
Add a bit of shaved parmesan to these zucchini spirals and it really is mouth watering. I have a Zyliss Classic Rotary Cheese Grater and it creates finely grated parmesan (or whatever hard cheese you are grating) with ease, and saves on scraping your knuckles or fingers on the grates!! I can’t tell you how many years I’ve had this and love it! Parmesan cheese is very hard, and if you buy the Parmigiano Reggiano like I do you know this. My suggestion is to NOT skimp on the parm. Get the good stuff and pop it into a rotary grater. Your cooking experience will be so much easier.
Who knew veggies could be so good, and so FUN?!! I refuse to call them Zoodles, but say what you will. In this recipe I had some pesto in my freezer that I made last summer with all of the basil from my garden, which I melted in the pan before adding the veggies. For that recipe you can easily click here. It takes winter cooking to another level for sure.
You’ll want to drain any liquid as the veggies become softened, as zucchini contains a lot of moisture.
Zucchini Spirals with Julienned Peppers
- February 9, 2021
- 20 min
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- 3 zucchinis, spiralized
- 2 yellow or orange peppers, julienned or thinly sliced
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 T olive oil with 1 T dried basil OR 4 T pesto
- 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Step 1
- Put oil or pesto in saute pan on medium heat for 1 minute.
- Step 2
- Add spiraled zucchini, peppers, garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Step 3
- Cook for 5-7 minutes on medium high heat.
- Step 4
- Drain liquid as the veggies become soft.
- Step 5
- Cook veggies until they are somewhat softened, not mushy…
- Step 6
- Transfer to serving bowl or plate and top with grated parmesan.
Song for the Prep: Curly by The Move
Pretty sure nobody has heard of this band The Move, and I hadn’t either! I did the google search for curly in a song (conceptual, I am) and voila! They weren’t popular in the US but apparently they were big in the UK. Enjoy!