Have your heard of zucchini pasta or zucchini noodles? When I first heard of this I thought that they had put zucchini in the actual pasta – but I was wrong – this is a no carb, full veggie type of noodles. I guess the concept is aiming to trick us that we are eating noodles or pasta when in fact we are not. They do say the mind is very powerful, so it could work? So guess what? I tried it! I bought myself a spiralizer and I was an instant fan. Ok, so it’s not like your traditional pasta or noodles but it sure does feel like you are eating noodles.
I prefer to have mine raw but you can always steam or cook them for a few mins to make them tender. I’ve been experimenting with different sauces to add flavour to these pasta noodles and wanted to make it bright and vibrant – what could I do? I started with the standard napoli sauce but that was kinda boring after a while, so I decided to add some beetroot dip and wow, it not only turned into a lovely pink colour but gave a great beetroot taste. My beetroot dip has other flavours like garlic and lemon, so it gave it a good burst of flavour. This is a great side dish to add to any main meal. I just love the colour.