Monday, 1 June 2015

Zoodles with Capers

I had some left over zucchini in the fridge from making my zoodles in truffle oil (recipe here) and needed a quick lunch before rushing out. This literally took five minutes to make. I have a spiraliser but you can easily create the same with a mandolin (the strands just won't be as long and pretty). 

loveurbelly Zoodles with Capers and Basil
Zoodles with Capers and Basil
If you are thinking of getting a spiraliser (like this one here) I would highly recommend it. I held out for so long just using my mandolin and avoiding buying another kitchen gadget that once I finally decided it was time to get one, I did not regret it at all. It is great for any hard vegetable like beetroot, carrots or radish and makes the most gorgeous curly strands.

Zoodles with Capers and Basil

loveurbelly Zoodles with Capers
Zoodles with Capers

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves 1 or 2 as a side

You will need:
  • 1 zucchini or half yellow and half green zucchini
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • a few shavings of parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • small handful of basil leaves
  • pinch of sea salt
  • spiralise the zucchini on the angel hair / fine setting and place in a medium bowl
  • mix in the capers, parmesan cheese and basil leaves
  • sprinkle a pinch of sea salt
  • drizzle about a tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • toss gently together
  • plate and add any protein if desired (boiled eggs, left over cooked chicken etc)
Enjoy :)

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