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Just as nice as pasta and twice as healthy: Zoodles

Pasta might be everyone’s favourite, but there has to be more to life, surely? I found a perfect alternative made of zucchini. They’re called zoodles. Zoodles are just as versatile as pasta; they go with anything and they taste delicious. Let me show you how to make my new favourite dish in no time.

I only get around to cooking in the evenings and although I enjoy it, I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. However, I’m also not willing to lie awake at night with a rumbling belly because my dinner was too heavy and carbo-loaded. What I need is a light meal that’s fast and easy to prepare. I found it in zoodles, zucchini noodles. Noodles made of zucchini? Exactly! I love zucchini, so this sounds delicious to me. And the best thing about it: This dish leaves me with a good conscious. Zoodles go perfectly well with your usual pasta sauces, bit are also ideal to create your own dishes.

Shaping the zucchini

When I started making zoodles, I used the spiral slicer from GEFU, which features two Julienne sizes. Although I was always happy with the result, I must admit it required some manual work. Being a bit of a lazy chef, I decided to buy WMF’s spiraliser after a year. It comes with three cutters and all you need to do is choose one and let the spiraliser do the rest. Wash your zucchini, cut off the stem and place the vegetable on the stopper. Push the power button and the stopper will start spinning and create perfect spirals. I’d recommend both devices; the GEFU is more compact but requires a bit of strength while the WMF is faster, but needs more space. It’s up to you how many zucchini per person you want to turn into spirals. I usually go with about three medium-sized zucchinis for a meal for two.

WMF’s spiral cutter is fast and comes with the perfect cutters for my purpose.

  • Spirelli 2.0
  • Spirelli 2.0
  • Spirelli 2.0
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GEFU Spirelli 2.0
Delicious vegetables in delicious Julienne endless spirals: Practical gift idea with a delightful attitude! The snap-in vegetable holder with slide-on stamp ensures efficient utilisation of the vegetables.
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  • KULT X spiraliser
  • KULT X spiraliser
  • KULT X spiraliser
CHF 56.80
WMF KULT X spiraliser
Veggie noodles at the push of a button in just seconds with the first electric spiralizer of its kind.
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Availability

Mail delivery

  • More than 10 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: tomorrow at 12:30
  • Bern: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Dietikon: tomorrow at 13:30
  • Geneva: tomorrow at 14:00
  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 12:30
  • St Gallen: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Winterthur: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Wohlen: tomorrow at 11:00
  • Zurich: tomorrow at 12:15

PickMup

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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Spirals and other vegetables

There are no limits to using spiral cutters: Other vegetables such as cucumbers, beetroot, carrots, potatoes and more are also suitable to be cut into spirals. Mix vegetables into colourful spaghetti or serve each one on its own, for example as a salad.

Zucchinis aren’t the only vegetables that can be cut into spirals.

Cooking your vegetable spirals

The next step is even easier than the previous one: Bring about one or two litres of water (depending on the amount of zoodles) to the boil, add one or two teaspoons of salt, toss in the spirals and boil them for about five minutes. Once your zoodles are al dente, pour them into a sieve and serve them with your favourite sauce. Make sure to have your plates ready, as zoodles get cold very quickly.

Another option is to fry your spirals in a pan. With this method, they stay firmer and can be rolled up and arranged nicely on your plate.

The cooking time may vary depending on which kind of vegetable you’re using.

The sauces to go with it

There’s nothing that doesn’t taste nice with zoodles, so there are virtually no limits to your creativity. My favourite sauce is basil pesto – homemade if possible. Toss some pine nuts, parmesan and sun-dried tomatoes on top and you’re in for a treat. Other sauces that go very well with zoodles are pesto rosso, bolognese or carbonara. And that’s not all: The classic «Züri-Gschnätzlets» or a green curry sauce with or without chicken are other delicious option to go with your vegetable noodles.

My personal favourite: Zoodles with pesto, parmesan and sun-dried tomatoes.

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Tanja Schütz, Zurich

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Travelling to exotic countries, trying out yummy recipes and enjoying mild summer evenings with friends and family is what makes me happy. At work, I take care of the culinary department; at home, I’m an avid amateur chef. What’s more, I love the outdoors and seeking new impulses that add colour and joy to my life and the lives of others.

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User thomasbeye

Habe die Zoodles dieses Wochenende das erste mal selbst zubereitet und probiert. Muss sagen die sind wirklich sehr lecker. Und vor allem gibt es sehr viele Varianten die man alle ausprobieren kann.

10.09.2017
User Tanja Schütz

Hallo thomasbeye

Es freut mich wirklich sehr, dass ich dich kulinarisch inspirieren und begeistern konnte :)

Liebe Grüsse

Tanja

11.09.2017
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