Grain-free Zucchini Noodles

by Ivory Soap

Zucchini makes a good twirl-able noodle.  However, it’s all about the gadget you use, not the process or recipe.  I’ve used a vegetable peeler in the past, but the product wasn’t a convincing noodle.

Now I use the above Titan Julienne peeler that I got at BBY the other day.  LOVE IT!!!  I have owned a mandolin slicer in the past, but it’s much more awkward and dangerous and less effective than this little gadget.  I’m not a big go-buy-this-now kind of blogger, but if you can’t have grain and need a marinara sauce vehicle, zucchini noodles will do the job.  Just peel down to the seeds and blanch or saute for a minute.   GOSH, I’ve been missing spaghetti!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Mrs. Mac November 1, 2010 at 9:20 am

Love it. Great gadget.

Linda November 1, 2010 at 9:53 am

That looks really good. I’m always looking for grain free ways of cooking so this is just perfect.


Handful November 1, 2010 at 10:46 am

I’m BIG into gadgets. Love that aisle. Now I have to go look for one! My latest “essential” gadget purchase was a pepper deseeder… can’t believe I’ve survived to be 44 without one! LOL

Debbie November 1, 2010 at 1:38 pm

This is great. I’ve used spaghetti squash in the past, but am now going to give this a try. With several types of veggies!

Debbie November 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Forgot to ask..what is BBY?

TE Willans November 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I usually just add white beans to my pasta sauce but these are definitely worth trying.

Diana November 1, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Thank you. I’ve sauteed squash strips cut with a veggie peeler…and of course the kids wouldn’t even TRY them…but I almost licked my phone when I read this post. I miss so many foods…but this sounds like a great thing to try!

Lu Ann November 1, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Ivory! I am practically falling to my knees over this idea… and I eat grains regularly! I’m just always looking for something different to try and some other ways to add tasty veggies to my fam’s bellies. Of course, your readers’ comments about white beans or spaghetti squash is right handy too.
yum thx for the delish idea

Susan Reimer November 2, 2010 at 10:29 am

Have you tried the spaghetti squash? Its a pretty good substitute and all you do is bake it & scrape it out with a fork.

pammeyepoo November 3, 2010 at 2:34 pm

What is BBY, and why no link??? I guess you just have us spoiled!

Tomato Lady November 3, 2010 at 10:32 pm

pammeyepoo–I imagine Ivory means Bed, Bath and Beyond. Sounds right. If I’m wrong I’ll rescind this.

TN Lizzie November 6, 2010 at 11:04 am
Adica October 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I just made this for my family tonight with giant, homegrown zucchini and some homemade marinara, and it was great! Thanks for the idea!

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