Everything you need to know to make veggies noodles at home
Veggie noodles are very trendy right now. Aside from zucchini, which other veggies can you use to make them with? Here we tell you everything you need to know so you can make your own at home.
Some time ago we showed you how to make our "Thai Style" Zoodles at home. But it’s not just zucchini that can be made into noodles. So today we'll explain which types of vegetables make great "noodles" and everything you need to know, to make them yourself.
Those of you who are trying to eat less carbohydrates will love veggie noodles because they are officially "low carb." This alternative noodle is also perfect for vegans!
Coodles, Boodles, Swoodles ...
We admit it, Coodles, Boodles and Swoodles aren’t the “official names” for the different vegetable noodles. But they sure sound good though, don’t they?
Basically, all that’s really needed to make veggie noodles are any reasonably solid vegetables. In addition to the ever popular zucchini, you can also use carrots, broccoli, beetroot, kohlrabi, radish, potatoes and sweet potatoes. Even our beloved asparagus can be turned into veggie noodles.
Making veggie noodles
As mentioned in our Zoodles article, the easiest way to make veggie noodles is with a spiralizer. This is especially true for zucchini, carrots, radish and asparagus which are long and thin in shape. If you want to use potatoes, sweet potatoes, beetroot and kohlrabi, on the other hand, it’s easier to use a normal peeler to peel off individual strips. Of course, if you don’t have a spiralizer or peeler to hand you can also make your lovely veggie noodles with the help of a sharp knife.
Once you’ve created your veggie noodles, with your spiralizer, peeler or knife it’s time to think about how you want to serve them. The noodles made out of the harder vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and radishes should be cooked quickly in simmering salted water, so the noodles are nice and soft. If your veggie noodles are already very thin or made out of the softer vegetables such as zucchini, you can simply pour the noodles directly into your chosen sauce and heat it up briefly.
Making the most of your veggie noodles
All of the dishes that you would usually prepare with traditional pasta will taste just as good with veggie noodles, as a side dish for fish or meat, with a little pesto or drizzle of oil or even as a salad. Of course, you can also use your yummy veggie noodles in casseroles, lasagnes or "noodle" soups for a nice low-carb alternative. Anything goes, the main thing is that it tastes good!
By the way you can also order all of our dishes with Zoodles at Vapiano, yay!