Spring is here and so are all the beautiful vegetables. The grocery store is full of gorgeous colors and amazing aromas. I bought so many vegetables just to annoy my kids:) They, like most kids, do not love veggies.  They will eat what I make, but under duress. But, I am not giving up! I figure eventually they will come around to like a few. 

Once of my favorite vegetables is zucchini.  I make it often and normally sauté it with parmesan and lemon-easy!  Well, now the cool new trend in food is to make your food look like something other than it is.  And spiraling your vegetables is one of those trends.  You can buy a very cool attachment for your Kitchen Aid mixer or you can find a counter top gadget that will spiralize your veggies.  I found a great brand that has all the work already done for you, Veggie Noodle Company.  
So, this recipe can be made with cool zucchini noodles or you can just cut the zucchini into chunks. Whatever will get your family to eat it!


Zucchini Noodles with Parmesan

Makes about 4 servings

4 medium zucchini or 1 package of spiralized zucchini noodles 
2 Tablespoons butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cut the zucchini into noodles using a vegetable spiralizer if not using precut zucchini.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter.  Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook about 30 seconds.  Add noodles for about 3 minutes.  Do not over cook or the zucchini will be come mushy.

Toss cooked zucchini with parmesan and season with salt.

Serve warm

* Zucchini noodles cook very fast 

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