When I was growing up, one of my favorite dishes was cabbage and buttered noodles. I remember it being so tasty, but in retrospect perhaps not so healthy. I Love pasta but hate the empty carbohydrates and calories of even gluten free pasta. That's why I make zoodles- which are simply sculpted zucchini- made with a simple tool called a sprializer.
Zoodles can be substituted for pasta in any recipe and that's what I used in my zoodles & purple cabbage in ginger sauce. In order to make the zoodles in seconds, you will need to use a spiralizer. This is the one I use and like this style the best. I've tried the cheaper ones that you hold in your hand, but they just don't work for me since I make so much.
This Simple Tool is Amazing
The "spiralizer"turns zucchini or any hard vegetable ( beets, cucumber, sweet potato, kohlrabi) into what looks like spaghetti.
Spiralizers like the one I use run about $29.00 but they are so so so worth it. I use mine at least twice a week and more in the summer. I bought this one: Spiralizer By Palermo- Voted the Best Vegetable Maker,
Spiralizers are really easy to use. I just place a medium zucchini in the spindle and manually turn - out will come beautiful strands of noodle like zucchini that has the texture and kind of the taste of pasta when sauteed.
I make all kinds of zoodle recipes. Previously I made zoodles in Pesto Sauce and Skinny pasta zoodles with onions and garlic .
This time I made a delicious and easy recipe that combined braised purple cabbage with my zucchini noodles. Not only was it beautifully colorful, it was healthy and exceptionally tasty.
Author: Judee Algazi @ gluten free A-Z Blog
Prep Time: 5-8 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
1 medium zucchini
1 cup of purple cabbage, chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
1 knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
olive oil spray
21 Salute ( Salt free seasoning from Trader Joes) or use seasoning of your choice
Optional : GF soy sauce or my fabulous ginger peanut sauce
Sautee the purple cabbage, garlic, and ginger in olive oil.spray until soft. Spray the spiraled zucchini and then add to the cabbage and sautee until the zucchini begins to soften but not too much. Remove from heat and serve! Season as desired with 21 Salute ( salt free seasoning from Trader Joe's, or GF soy sauce or my ginger peanut sauce
1. Makes a wonderful side dish
2. Dress it up with nuts, seeds, or protein of your choice.
This recipe will be linked to my blog carnival list