Pasta is used in a wide-variety of cuisines, including Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Modern British, fusion, etc. It is one of the easiest foods to cook, is also delicious and happens to be the perfect go-to comfort food. There’s almost nothing that can even come close to a satisfying meal of spaghetti, vermicelli, linguini or macaroni, and there are tons of ways to prepare this food; you probably already know a trick or two when it comes making pasta.
But there’s a way to make a healthy, light ‘pasta’ dish. All you have to do is use something known as a spiralizer to create spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles (zoodles), which are noodle-shaped veggies that could work as pasta in your recipe. What spiralizers essentially do is cut vegetables into interesting shapes that are easy to incorporate into delicious, healthy meals. They are especially useful to swap ingredients such as carb-heavy pasta or noodles, making them indispensable to practice Paleo, vegan, or gluten-free diets.
The process is simple; it involves pushing vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, beetroot, carrot, butternut squash and cabbage through fine, rotating blades. This lets you produce long strings or flat ribbons in a few minutes.
This incredible food hack is so simple to achieve, you’re going to get hooked on to this healthier and quite tasty alternative to pasta, which is more often than not made of refined and processed flour that is bad for you.
To get started on this fun food journey, we recommend you begin with these 4 simple but delicious recipes:
- Zucchini Spaghetti With Bolognese Sauce
- Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Ragoût
- Sweet Potato Spaghetti With Salmon
- Branzino With Tomato & Black Olives & Squash Spaghetti
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