Some of you may know now that I am on Keto Diet these days. I get a lot of cynicism and skepticism from a lot of friends saying that I shouldn’t follow such fad diets. Well, my skin is glowing, I have constant energy through the day, I am sharper and more focused at work, & I have lost more than 6 kgs in 2 months. In short, I am feeling awesome. This diet is quite strict and to keep myself motivated, I am searching for keto recipes all the time. As part of my Recipe Blog Club, I got Luca Neutze’s blog in September. In this swap, we pick recipes from each other and try the recipe and then blog about it. There were so many recipes I wanted to try from her blog especially her Duck Tacos recipe (Link). I am going to try it, when I get off my Keto. Finally, I selected her popular Cheesy Zucchini Noodles recipe. Yes! Keto Recipe.
I am so excited to do Luca’s recipe this time. We have a lot in common despite living in different countries and in different time zones. Both of us have full time jobs but we find time for cooking and developing recipes in our free time. She loves spicy food like I do. And we both spend a lot of our money eating out or buying too many ingredients. Her blog Simply Delish Eats, has amazing recipes that pair with wine. Wine and cheese are her passions and I am eagerly waiting for her to post more of these pairing recipes.
Zucchini noodles or Zoodles are nothing but raw zucchini passed through a spiralizer or cut in julienne. I have them raw with pesto or with mayo like salad. Luca’s recipe for this one uses cooked zoodles. I have given it an Italian twist because I have been craving pastas recently. Since I am on a keto diet, these are a great substitute for a glutenous pasta. Thank you Luca. You made my day.
Cheesy Zucchini Noodles or Zoodles
This killer Keto Recipe with cheddar cheese, spiralized zucchini noodles, sun dried tomatoes and basil leaves is the filling and healthy and is a perfect substitute for a pasta.
Calories per Serve: 281kcal
Author: Payal Bhuptani
2Cheese Cubes (cheddar)grated ( I used Amul cheese)
Cheese cheddar cheese slices( I love Brittania cheddar cheese slices for melting)
1 tspWhole black pepper, freshly crushed
Cut the edges of the Zucchini on both sides. Now, using a spiralizer, make zucchini noodles. If you don’t have the spiralizer, then cut it in matchstick size julienne
In a flat pan, pour the water, salt and zucchini noodles. Cook in medium flame till the water is evaporated. Stir occasionally
Add all the cheeses onto the pan and stir them in
Once the cheese melts, add the pepper, mix well and take it off the heat
Garnish with sundried tomatoes and basil leaf and serve
Food Marriage Tips
Food Marriage Tips
Zucchini spiralized noodles can be replaced for a gluten-free zucchini pasta. Sauces that work with Zucchini noodles or Zucchini Pasta are:
When I get tired of selling Ice Cream in my day job, I either pack my bags and take a trip with my husband in search of new food and cuisines, or turn to my kitchen at home to whip up some new recipes inspired by my mom & my travels. This blog is a collection of all my food experiences around the world and at home.
My mantra is: “When life gives you lemons, Dont Give A Fork, and EAT FOOD”.