Spiraled Zucchini “No-oodles”

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016

No pasta? No problem. Whether you avoid pasta because of the carbs or for dietary sensitivities, you might find that you miss slurping up a bowlful of saucy spaghetti from time to time. The next time you’re craving noodles, consider this delicious plant-based dish. Strands of zucchini replace traditional pasta, so you can slurp to your heart’s content without regret. These zoodles are coated in a simple dressing, tossed with fresh herbs and seeds, and topped with crispy onion rings for a light meal without any complications.

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Spiraled Zucchini “No-oodles”


4 medium-large organic zucchini, ends trimmed for spiralizing
1/3 cup toasted hemp seeds
2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
Crispy Baked Onion Rings, to top, optional


2 Tbsp. walnut oil
1 clove garlic, diced
Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
Pinch of pink sea salt, optional


  1. Using a spiralizer, slice zucchini into long, thin strands and place in a large bowl.
  2. In a small glass bowl or measuring cup, add oil, garlic, black pepper and pink salt, if desired.
  3. Pour dressing over “noodles” and add basil, parsley and toasted seeds.
  4. If desired, serve with Crispy Baked Onion Rings on top.