How to make Veggie Noodles (Julienned Veggie Pasta)

By Friday, November 29, 2013

This is a fun post because it’s not a full-blown recipe and not an “Over a cup of tea” post!

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I’m writing today to tell you all about my new julienne peeler. I recently bought it from Amazon and am deeply in love with it.

I must say, my chopping skills have improved dramatically over the years, especially after working at Feleena’s and having the cook, Peter, show me how to properly do things. I’m still not nearly as good as I’d like to be, but I’m better than most. I aspire to be this guy, actually:

Seriously, how awesome is that? Google “crazy fast chopping” and you’ll have hours of entertainment.

Anyway, julienning vegetables is not fun. It’s time-consuming. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term “julienne”, it’s basically a way of describing matchsticks – long, thin pieces of something. It’s not hard, it just takes a while.

So when one of my favourite food bloggers, Oh She Glows, wrote about their new julienne peeler, I went and bought the exact same one – Zyliss brand. And I am so happy I did!

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Having this peeler is going to make everything easier, especially recipes that require thinly sliced vegetables like egg rolls, spring rolls, and broccoli slaw.

But the first thing I did with my new peeler was make veggie noodles. That’s right – I used the peeler on zucchini and carrot to make pasta! And it was delicious. For someone who craves pasta every single day, this new option is seriously going to help my waistline.

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Here’s a super quick & easy recipe to make with your new julienne peeler (assuming I’ve convinced you to buy one).

How to make Veggie Noodles (Julienned Veggie Pasta)

Yield: 2

Ingredients

1 large zucchini, julienned
1 large carrot, julienned
1 cup pasta sauce
½ cup shredded cheese
Salt & pepper, to taste
Green onions, sliced (optional)

Directions

Mix zucchini and carrot noodles in a bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds, just to warm slightly. Heat pasta sauce until bubbly and pour over veggie noodles. Top with cheese, green onions and salt & pepper and mix together. Enjoy – you’ll want seconds and thirds, no doubt about it!

Do you have other ideas for how to use this julienne peeler? Leave a comment and let me know!

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