Zucchini Noodles {Paleo Pasta}

These Zucchini Noodles are deeeeelicious.  I've only been doing the Paleo thing a few days now (and it's going well - thanks for asking!), but I've been loving on Zucchini Noodles pretty much forever.  It never really occurred to me to post them because it's more of a method than a recipe.  But that's never stopped me before!

So when Tracey commented on my Facebook picture of dinner asking how I made the noodles, I thought, "Hey!  I need to post this!  Because it's deeeeeelicious!"  But my darling hubby was out of town and had absconded with my fancy pants camera.  So this post is full of ridiculously grainy cell shots.  Sorry!

My "recipe" below is for plain noodles, but don't be afraid to dress them up!  Serve with marinara and meatballs, lemon and garlic, or even some soy sauce topped with teriyaki chicken!  

Zucchini Noodles {Paleo Pasta}

Zucchini Noodles {Paleo Pasta} Ingredients:

  • Zucchini
  • Butter

Zucchini Noodles {Paleo Pasta} Directions:

  1. Cut your zucchini up into long noodle-like pieces.  (Be sure to save the middle for another dish!) You could use a knife if you have mad skills, but I don't, so I use a julienne peeler.  Which is pretty super awesome, even though what I really wish I was using is a spiral slicer.  (I digress.)
  2. Melt a little bit of butter in a pan over medium/low heat.
  3. Toss the noodles in and cook until you reach desired consistency.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy!

Zucchini Noodles
Zucchini Noodles
Zucchini Noodles
Zucchini Noodles

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6 comments:

  1. YAY! I have tried doing this with a regular veggie peeler, but I just ordered the Julienne peeler and I can't WAIT to try it now! We also love spaghetti squash in the fall for these types of dishes.

    I also just subscribed to your blog via email so I can get all your Paleo recipes. I am going to start down this road, myself. Maybe not 100% but I'm gonna aim for 80% at this point. (I like my cheese too much to go great guns.)

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  2. We've had them twice now...once with butter and bacon, and last night as a carbonara (bacon/eggs). Delicious! I've got to get a julienne peeler, as my noodles are more fettucini.

    Jo-Lynne, read Mark Sisson's "The Primal Blueprint." It's paleo but he's ok with dairy, if you can tolerate it. After the Whole 30 I went Primal, but eventually went paleo, as I discovered dairy really didn't agree with me.

    BTW, anyone who wants to really jump in should read "It Starts With Food." Best explanation, most practical and totally works.

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  3. Tracey, thanks so much! I am familiar with Mark Sisson. I think he's on the right track for sure. I just haven't wanted to dive in till now. I will look into It Starts With Food.

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  4. Hi April,

    I make zucchini noodles all the time! Taylor loves them. I do have a spiral slicer and I must say, it is awesome. Angel hair zucchini noodles. Anyway, I add an extra step which I think makes them really good. After I make the noodles I put them in a colander and toss them with salt. I let them stand for about 20 mintues or so then press out all the liquid. I then just toss them in a pan with butter and they turn out really good.

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  5. What a great idea! I just found you from musings of a housewife. I'll be pinning this recipe. I would love it if you visited my new Gluten-Free Monday party at OneCreativeMommy.com and linked up this and any other GF idea you would like to share. I hope to see you there.

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