Caprese Zoodles are a must!! How can you turn down easy, healthy delicious meal- I mean fresh basil, fresh creamy mozzarella and garden tomatoes? Done in minutes?
The EASIEST SPIRALIZER ATTACHMENT
The beautiful thing about zoodles, besides how healthy they are, is that they take literally minutes to make. Especially with this amazing KitchenAid® Spiralizer Attachment. Its hooks up easily to the stand mixer (isn’t this matte white mini SO DANG CUTE?) insert the veggie (or fruit) and turn it on. The veggie or fruit is sliced in seconds. If you follow Oh So Delicioso on instagram, you’ve probably seen the many instastories demonstrating how easy and beautiful this stand mixer and attachment is, also how much my kids love it :)
There are many spiralizers out there, but none can spiralize like this one- especially when it comes to veggies like sweet potatoes.
HOW TO USE THE KITCHEN AID SPIRALIZER ATTACHMENT
My kids have been having a ball cutting apples all day long. I think I’ve bought 3 bags of apples this last week, no joke. One of the best things is how EASY it is to clean up too. KitchenAid has made this attachment really user friendly and cleaning friendly.
Here’s how easy it is to attach and set your vegetable.
- Remove metal “KitchenAid” silver cover for the attachment hole.
- Insert attachment to KitchenAid and secure.
- Insert blade of choice (if desired to peel, that is a separate blade you also insert onto serializer alone with your slicing blade)
- Insert prongs at the attachment end nearest to KitchenAid. (this will hold the vegetable)
- Trim zucchini (or vegetable/fruit) to the length of Sprializer, It cannot be any longer than between the prongs and the blades.
- Center vegetable/fruit on to the prongs and push it in.
- On opposite end push the black lever back to adjust the blade- move blade up to where it slightly presses into vegetable/fruit.
- Turn on you machine to slow-medium slow speed.
HOW TO MAKE ZOODLES
I know pictures don’t tell it all so in this short video, I demo how easy and quick the KitchenAid® Spiralizer slices those noodles right up!
For the caprese zoodles you’ll need only a few ingredients!
- A few zuchinnis
- Your favorite bottle of pesto
- Fresh basil, red ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella
THAT’S IT! maybe a little S&P
Caprese Zoodles in 4 easy Steps:
- Steam Zoodles for only a few minutes
- Add a few TBS of your favorite pesto
- Toss with sliced cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella
- Allow to eat though for a few minutes so the cheese gets all melty and the tomatoes soften
This dish is really filling and satisfying alone, however one of my favorites is to add grilled chicken on the side. Try grilling this lemon lime marinated chicken to go with. The flavors are perfect together.
Easy, fast spiraled caprese zoodles with fresh mozzarella, pesto, basil and cherry tomatoes. Healthy delicious recipe!
- 2-3 med Zucchini you'll need about 3 cups spiralized noodles
- 1/4 cup pesto
- 5 large basil leaves chopped
- 10 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella cubed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup water
Spiralize zucchini until you have 3-4 cups zoodles
In a skillet add noodles and water to pan. Bring to a boil and allow to steam for about 3-5 minutes. you want the noodles to be al dente. Not soggy, but tender with a little bite to them. Different spiralizers slice in different sizes, so the steaming time may vary depending on thickness. add more water if more time is needed, Drain water if less time is needed and water remains.
Add zoodles back to skillet on med-high heat (if you drained access water) stir in basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella. Allow to sit in hot pan for a few minutes and serve immediately.
If using KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachement I used the "fine" spiralizing blade.