Congrats! You've successfully made courgetti in a spiralizer. Now, onto the important question: how do you actually cook it? Unlike pasta, you fortunately don't need to wait around for a pot of water to boil. Instead, you treat the veggie "noodles" as vegetables you'd normally sauté on the hob.
The best way to cook a batch of courgetti is to heat a tablespoon oil, such as olive oil or coconut oil, in a frying pan over medium heat and sauté the noodles with a generous pinch of salt and a little pepper. After about five minutes, the veg will be slightly softened but not mushy, which is what you're after. They'll be similar to the al dente texture of traditional pasta.
And that's it! You can turn off the heat and turn your courgetti into a full meal catered to your preference. You could add homemade bolognese sauce, basil pesto and parmesan cheese, lemon butter shrimp and red pepper flakes, or even more of your favourite satueed vegetables to the mix. After trying out this healthy alternative to carb-heavy pasta a few times, you might convince yourself you like it almost as much as the real thing.
Ready to get cooking? Here are some more courgetti recipes to get you started.
- Lemon Parmesan Courgetti With Roasted Artichoke Hearts
- Shrimp Piccata With Courgette Noodles
- Summer Vegetable Whole-Wheat and Courgette Spaghetti
- Courgette Noodles Aglio e Olio