When it comes to quick and easy meals that yet satisfying, pasta is often at the center of the plate. Vegetable noodles cooked in oil, on the other hand, are a terrific lighter and healthier alternative. Spiralized vegetables can be used in place of traditional spaghetti to provide a low-carb, high-nutrient meal. This article will teach you how to cook veggie noodles in oil, providing you a versatile and healthy alternative to traditional pasta dishes.
I did not know this recipe until my mom shared it with me recently. It is very easy to prepare and takes 15 minutes to cook. When you feel like having something light yet fulfilling, you can go for this recipe.
What I like about this recipe:
- Easy and quick
- Low in calories
- Ideal for meal prepping
INGREDIENTS (125Kcal per serving):
- 2 medium zucchinis, spiralized
- 1 large carrot, spiralized
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)
Spiralizing the carrots and zucchini produces long, thin strands that can be used as vegetable noodles. Set them aside and dry them off with a paper towel to get rid of any excess moisture.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add minced garlic and cook until it becomes aromatic and lightly golden. To soften them, add the cherry tomatoes and sliced bell peppers to the skillet and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, turning regularly.
To the pan with sautéed veggies, you should add spiralized zucchini and carrots. Stir everything together gently, then cook the vegetarian noodles for two to three minutes, or until they are tender but retain some bite. Be careful not to overcook them so that their texture is maintained.
Season the veggie noodles, then sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and dried oregano for a finishing touch. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as desired. Tossing the ingredients together will distribute the flavors uniformly.
Vegetable noodles can be served in a large serving bowl or divided among individual plates. Garnish with fresh basil leaves for an extra burst of flavor and color if you want.
Vegetarian noodles in oil add a tasty twist to traditional pasta dishes while also being a lighter and healthier alternative. Spiralized zucchini, carrots, and other colorful vegetables can add visual appeal and nutritional value to your recipe. Low-carb dieters or those who just want to eat more veggies will find that vegetable noodles cooked in oil are a satisfying and versatile choice. Use the vibrant vegetables, use your spiralizer, and dig into this tasty and nutritious substitute for spaghetti.