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Use Your Voodles: 4 Recipes That Elevate Spiralized Vegetables

These colorful ribbons of vegetables turn classic dishes into plant-forward masterpieces.

spiralized veggie noodles
Photography by: Armando Rafael

Are you on board with voodles (vegetable noodles)? While there's always a time and place for the real deal, we also love lightening and brightening things up with zucchini, yellow squash, beet, or carrot "pasta." Plus, the health benefits are undeniable. The skin of yellow squash is rich in antioxidants like lutein, which can help prevent cataracts. Beets contain the mineral manganese, which aids in bone strength. One large zucchini provides more than half of your recommended daily vitamin C. Carrots are a good source of fiber, which helps you feel full longer and can help lower cholesterol and glucose levels. A spiralizer is the only tool you need to make voodles; pick medium to large vegetables for easier slicing. You can also buy them precut.

chicken voodle soup
Photography by: Armando Rafael

1. Chicken Voodle Soup

 

Just as good for the soul, we promise. While the main flavor profile hasn't changed -- chicken, aromatics, fresh dill -- zucchini noodles add earthiness to this restorative soup.

 

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yellow squash shrimp scampi
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2. Shrimp Scampi with Yellow-Squash Noodles

 

The best part about making scampi with voodles? No boiling! The yellow squash "pasta" simply joins the shrimp in the skillet for a quick saute.

 

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spicy sesame carrot salad
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3. Spicy Sesame Carrot Noodles

 

No cooking is required for this Asian-inspired carrot salad, and it all comes together in just 15 minutes. Basically, it's the perfect side dish recipe to have in your back pocket.

 

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beet noodles with parsley pesto and parmesan
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4. Beet Noodles with Parsley Pesto and Parmesan

 

Cutting beets into thin noodles means you can roast them in just 10 minutes. Pairing the crimson-hued "pasta" with bright-green parsley-walnut pesto makes for a striking presentation.

 

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