Squash and zucchini noodles, also known as Squoodles and Zoodles, are becoming quite popular. And it doesn’t stop there. Coodles (carrots), Boodles (Beets) and Sweepoodles (Sweet Potato) are all the rage. And as you can probably tell, they are all make a fun meal as well. I mean what kid would turn down a plate of Coodles and Sweepoodles, right? I made Squoodles and Zoodles with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil.
Voodles, or noodles made out of vegetables have been replacing starchy pasta noodles for quite some time now. And just like regular pasta, voodles can be topped with anything from tomato sauce to meatballs to chicken alfredo. For me, summer is the season of fresh vegetables and meals made easy, so I made Squoodles and Zoodles with fresh roasted tomatoes, garlic and basil.
I got my spiralizer from Amazon and it was very inexpensive. I paid less than $10 and I use it several times a week. I personally prefer the hand held version, it is convenient to use and more importantly, easier to clean. And once spiralized, the squash and zucchini “cook” in a pot of boiling water for only 60 seconds. So simple.
The roasted tomatoes are as easy as throwing a gathering of ingredients into a baking dish and cooking them until the tomatoes blister, about 20 minutes. So in less time than an episode of The Big Bang Theory you can have a light and flavorful meal, colorful and healthy.
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