Day 23 of my Raw Food Fast and these zoodles hit the spot. (okay – admittedly twice as I made this last night and went for a replay today)
Is it truly reminiscent of flavor of pasta?
No. Not at all.
Does it give you that fun, noodle-y flair and serve as a twisty vessel for sauce?
Raw zucchini noodles can be a great pasta alternative when looking to reduce calories and/or find interesting ways to get more vegetables (with all those wonderful phytonutrients) into your diet.
While spaghetti would be the most obvious alternative, I really enjoyed the flavor of this dish, especially when hit with a touch of hot sauce. Mmmm!
2 medium Zucchini
2 cups Broccoli or any Vegetable of choosing (*peas are a bangin’ addition to this dish)
2 tsp Shawarma Seasoning, or to taste
Pinch of Maldon Flaked Sea Salt, or whatever you have
Mash avocado with a fork, mixing in your seasoning.
Trim ends from the zucchini and run through a spiralizer. Place in a large bowl with your mashed avocado and broccoli or vegetable of choice. Toss to combine.
Serve immediately or give it maybe 5 to meld then enjoy. (Note: letting it set for a bit with the sat on the zoodles will cause them to soften by releasing water (good for a nice creamy dish) but letting it set too long can cause it to release too much, making it just wet (not so good).
What veggies are you adding to this mix?