My new favourite raw savoury meal without a doubt is a glammed up plate of zucchini noodles, also known as Zoodles. Call me trendy, hip or fancy. Call me what you like. Just give it to me!
My new favourite raw savoury meal is without a doubt a glammed up plate of zucchini noodles, also known as Zoodles. Call me trendy, call me hip or fancy. I am spiralling zucchinis like it's going out of fashion.Â They're just so good.
As soon asÂ I got my hands on a spiraliser, thisÂ stunning fig, olive and avocado zoodleÂ dish was on my priority hit list. Actually, I should rephrase that. I'd had my hands on a spiraliser long before I actually was able to make this dish. My mother in law owns aÂ good quality spiraliser but I couldn't for the life of me work out how to use it. She hadn'tÂ used it before so she wasn't able to help me operate it. She knew it worked 'cause she had seen a coworker use it and saw him easily creating long thin curlsÂ of carrot and beetroot from the machine. But every time I put a carrot or zucchini in it, it just wouldn't spin. It was driving me nuts!Â It couldn't be that hard, surely. Every time I would see mouthwatering zoodle images onÂ instagram it would reignite my urge to get my hands on it and have another go. It became quite the joke. And to add to my growing frustration, my mother-in-law would repeatedly say how easilyÂ her coworker made his noodles. Go figure.
After visiting countless stores who were advertising that they had a simple to use spiraliser, and to be turnedÂ away repeatedly for being sold out, I had a mini fit and called my mother-in-law to say I'm coming past her place to have a last crack at it. Low and behold, on that particular day the machine was cooperative,Â and just like that I was spinning delicious long noodles from zucchini. YAY! We were rejoicing, totally excited over our little win.Â I felt like I'd made it, joined anÂ exclusiveÂ zoodle club.Â Seriously, IÂ felt like I'd won at something.
In light of my victory, I'd like to share with you a super simple recipe that will give you an insight into why these zoodles are just so popular. Using very minimal raw and nutritious ingredients, you can create a plate of pure deliciousness in minutes. Have a go and tell me what you think. Just don't ask me how to use your spiraliser ;)
4 zucchini, spiralised
1 avocado, smashed
1/2 - 1 lemon, juiced
good quality salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 figs, sliced
1/2 avocado, sliced
2 sprigs of oregano
- Using a spiraliser or vegetable turner, create zucchini noodles and set aside.
-Â In a bowl, roughly puree an avocado with a fork. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil.
- Toss avocado dressing over the zucchini noodles andÂ place on your serving dish.
- Decorate with sliced figs, olives, oregano sprigs and extra avocado.
- Devour immediately (zoodles go all soggy and wet if you don't consume straight away).
This dish was inspired my friend, Brenda De La Piedra @onehungrymami. Thank you beautifulÂ for being the zoodle queen x