Zucchini Spaghetti
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You have always loved pasta. In fact, this may be the dish that you create when you are all alone at home, and you don’t want to make too much effort in the kitchen. Traditional pasta is great, but it may cause some problems when you are on a diet. This is when you can create an alternative to pasta with the use of your spiralizer. There are various spiralizer recipes that you can choose from that will become a staple in your kitchen.

What is a Spiralizer?

If you’ve never heard of a spiralizer, then you are totally missing out. This is a device that you can use in the kitchen that cuts various vegetables into spiral strips. They will make your regular vegetables look like the traditional pasta.

If this intrigues you as much as it intrigues us, you need to get one. If you already have one, you can find spiralizer recipes that you can easily do at home. You can make these recipes for yourself when you want to do something easy and healthy, or you can serve it to your friends and family members. You never know, people may like it a lot.

Spiralizer Recipes to Try

If you are just starting out with a spiralizer, then the easiest vegetable to work with is the zucchini. You can place the zucchini on the spiralizer and allow the kitchen device to do its magic. You will have zucchini spirals that you can serve raw or cooked depending on the recipe that you are going to do.

If you want to try out the raw zucchini noodle, remember that it may taste a bit strong, especially for first-timers. You may have to mix it up with other flavors in order to improve the taste. The best way to use the raw zucchini is to include it in a wrap mixed in with some avocados and beans. You will be surprised with how good it will taste.

The cooked zucchini noodle will be easier to incorporate with the other ingredients that you want to use.

Bacon Zucchini Noodle Recipe

One of the spiralizer recipes to try is the bacon zucchini noodle recipe. If you think that the zucchini noodle is too healthy for your taste, you may want to change it up a bit by adding a bit of bacon. If you are going to cook this for yourself only, use 2 strips of bacon. You can add more if you are going to serve this dish to other people.

  • Cook the bacon strips in a skillet.
  • Once the bacon strips are cooked, place the bacon strips on a paper towel.
  • Add the red pepper flakes and the garlic.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • You may add a bit of olive oil in order to give a distinct taste to the food.
  • Once you are sure that the garlic is cooked, add the zucchini noodles, and let them cook for about 2 minutes.
  • The bacon strips should be crumbled on top of the zucchini noodles.
  • Mix well.

In order to improve the taste, you can add a bit of parmesan cheese. Take note that there are still other spiralizer recipes that you can try besides this one.