I’ve recently discovered vegetable “noodles”. Not a fan of the pasta kind, this has been somewhat of a revelation for me. As an added bonus, they are a much healthier version too!
Courgette is great spiralized and carrots work well too but my current obsession is butternut squash noodles. Of course, you can make the noodles yourself but I’ll be honest… I’ve been buying mine ready-noodled!
Use the noodles as you would with wheat or rice ones – in pasta-style dishes or stir-fries. Below is one of my favourite concoctions so far as it’s quick and easy for an after-work meal and it’s full of flavour.
Spicy Butternut Noodles with Broccoli and Feta
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic
100g tenderstem broccoli, trimmed
250g butternut squash noodles
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
100g baby pomodorino tomatoes, halved
150g feta, cubed
Handful fresh basil, chopped
1/2 an avocado, sliced
Heat the oil in a large pan. Add garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes until softened. Add broccoli and fry for 1 minute then add butternut squash noodles. Cook, stirring frequently until butternut noodles start to soften.
Add tomatoes then sprinkle on chilli, salt and pepper and stir well. Add feta and stir until it starts to melt, then add basil and stir through until wilted.
Remove pan from heat and serve noodles in large bowl. Top with a fresh sprig of basil and sliced avocado.