How Long Do You Boil Zucchini Noodles For

2. With a Julienne Peeler

How Long Do You Boil Zucchini Noodles For

The great thing about a julienne peeler is that you likely already have one in your kitchen. Win! A julienne peeler frequently does double duty with a vegetable peeler. One side juliennes, the other side slices. And that’s perfect for when you want thick, flat slices of zucchini pasta. The single biggest benefit of a julienne peeler is that it’s small. It takes up virtually no space in your kitchen and will most likely reside in your utensil drawer.

Regarding the zucchini noodles themselves, the thinnest, most delicate noodles are sliced using a julienne peeler. Then, you simply pull the strands apart with your fingers. The reason this tool makes #2 on my list is that it takes longer to slice (you rotate the zucchini, creating a rectangular shape), it leaves the largest core and the potential of nicking a finger is high (yep, I’m clumsy).

PROS: cheap and easy to store.

CONS: leaves a fairly large core and requires more time to slice.

3. How to Sauté Zucchini Noodles

How Long Do You Boil Zucchini Noodles For

Sautéing your noodles might be the simplest method if you’re already cooking on the stovetop. Simply place one tablespoon of avocado or olive oil in a pan and sauté for one to two minutes. If you’re cooking zucchini pasta with lemon garlic shrimp or something similar, this is the ideal cooking technique. However, I find that I would rather not have the extra oil on the noodles if I were adding a bolognese or other sauce.

1. With a Spiralizer

How Long Do You Boil Zucchini Noodles For

The Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer is far and away my favorite tool. It creates curls of your favorite vegetables, literally in seconds. It’s the fastest tool of the bunch and requires the least amount of strength or effort (with suction cup feet to keep it in place). You simply cut off the ends of a zucchini, place it next to the blade and spin. In less than 8 seconds you’ll have spiral sliced the entire zucchini.

Although I am aware that these reviews are for zucchini noodles, consider slicing up other veggies as well. Carrots, sweet potato, apples, pears…the list is endless!.

With this spiralizer’s simple blade replacement system, you can make your favorite carrot pasta, curly sweet potato fries, or apple chips. Yes, it’s bigger than some of the other options, but considering how I often I use it the pros far outweigh the cons – so it’s still my #1 favorite.

PROS: Lightweight, strong, quick, affordable, durable, and provides a variety of blades and slicing options

CONS: will require more storage space than other options.

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