I've found my favorite way to eat zucchini and I found a way to do it without buying an extra tool for my kitchen. I like zucchini. I really do! But eating it chopped or sliced isn't highly appealing to me. I just don't love it. Making it into noodles on the other hand? Oh my gosh, sign me up. I will eat all the zucchinis if they are noodles. That's why I put together this recipe (below) and this video to show you how to make it! 

How to Make Zucchini Noodles without a Spiralizer: Zucchini Noodle Recipe

Many of you are totally aware of turning veggies into noodles thanks to the popularity of the spiralizer tool. But I have to be honest: I don't have one and I don't think I'm going to buy one. I don't like things that take up extra space in my kitchen and if I have a tool already that works, I'm using it! Which is where my love of the julienne peeler, for $10, comes in. You'll see in the video how easy it is to use.

zucchini noodles without a spiralizer
zucchini noodles without a spiralizer

Summer Zucchini and Pasta Dinner with Lemon Chicken

Serves 2

/// Ingredients ///

  • 2 small zucchini 
  • 1 cup pasta, dry (in a fun shape)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Baked Lemon chicken (just omit the olives)
  • Fresh basil

/// Directions /// Start your chicken using this recipe and set of directions (just leave out the olives). Wash the zucchini and start to peel using the julienne peeler. You want SMALL zucchini or the skin will be too tough. When you hit the center seeds, stop and rotate the zucchini. Once you've peeled down to the seeds on all sides, discard the ends and chop the center to use for another recipe. Cook pasta and set aside. Heat tomato sauce. Combine the pasta, zucchini noodles and pasta sauce together. The heat from the sauce will cook the zucchini just enough! Add the chicken and fresh basil and you're good to go! 

how to make zucchini noodles without a spiralizer

Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.