How To Use A Julienne Peeler To Make Zucchini Noodles

I’ve worked with two types of spiralizers – countertop spiralizers and the KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachment. Of the countertop spiralizers I’ve owned, the Inspiralizer (pictured above) has been my favorite. It clamps to the counter, so it doesn’t move around while you work. It’s also easy to clean and relatively small, so it’s easy to store.

Julienned noodles are thinner and straighter than spiralized noodles, but they taste just the same! I love this option because julienne peelers are tiny, so they’ll fit in any drawer. They’re also cheap! I tested out three types so that I could recommend the best one for you (this one, this one, and this one). They all worked perfectly, so my choice is this OXO Good Grips one because it’s just $7.

I use them in salads and soups. Although making them at home can seem daunting, it’s actually quite simple if you have the right equipment (spoiler alert: a spiralizer isn’t always required!). In addition, creating your own zucchini noodles is less expensive than purchasing them from the store, and it’s enjoyable to shape a vegetable into the pasta shapes of your choice. So grab a bunch of zucchini, and let’s get started!.

I always keep a mandoline handy for slicing veggies like radishes, cucumbers, and cabbage into paper-thin slices, but it’s also great for making zucchini noodles! Use the mandoline to slice thin zucchini planks, then cut those planks into strips the thickness of fettuccine with a sharp knife. If you go this route, please, please, please be careful. It’s easy to cut yourself on a mandoline. Because the Benriner Mandoline is compact and convenient to store, I like it.

While spiralized zucchini noodles are readily available at stores these days, freshly cut zucchini is always preferable. Curly

Ingredients for zucchini ribbons

We served this recipe with a rich, creamy white sauce!

  • Zucchini
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Fresh garlic
  • Whipping cream
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • Basil
  • Fresh tomatoes

Friends, are you enjoying summer?!

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. ”– George R. R. Martin.

So very true. In a blink of an eye, summer will be gone. Our kids are grown and gone. Paul and I are true empty nesters. We are thrilled for our children, but it’s undoubtedly a bittersweet moment for us.

While I do miss our garden, which we had for ten years in Medford, it’s very convenient to go to the Farmer’s Market and get fresh produce, or to sign up for a local CSA box!

Continue reading if you’ve been eating zucchini noodles, also known as ribbons, for years.

How to Make Zucchini Noodles with a Peeler Recipe

Enjoy your favorite alfredo sauce with these simple, summertime zucchini noodles, a great alternative to any pasta dish! Yay for summer and this delicious recipe!

The first thing you need is a good peeler. Here is the one that we use: OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler.

Buy one, HERE.

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