A few weeks ago a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she “may never eat pasta again” after discovering the Vegetti. The Vegetti is a hand held vegetable spiralizer that lets you turn vegetables like squash, zucchini, and carrots into thin cut spiral “noodles.” Oh, and it is less than 20 bucks!! I was a bit skeptical, but thought I would give it a shot. It has become one of my all time favorite kitchen gadgets.
Since starting Whole30 I have missed pasta so bad. Like really bad. Like had to talk myself out of cheating at least 3 times a week bad. So I was stoked to try the vegetti and see if I could have “pasta” again. I opted to go for alfredo (go big or go home, right?) using a Paleo Alfredo recipe made from cauliflower. In a word…. ahmayzing.
- 2 medium zucchini
- 2 medium yellow squash
- 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cups cauliflower, chopped (1 head)
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Season All Salt
- First you want to make your alfredo sauce. First microwave your cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl with a bit of water until soft. Put cauliflower, chicken broth, coconut milk, salt, and garlic powder in to your food processor and puree until thin. This will take a few minutes. In fact I may have let it go too long because it was very very thin… Next sauté your shrimp in olive oil and season all salt until done, and add to alfredo sauce. Transfer sauce and shrimp into a pan and warm on the stove to let the flavors mix together well.
- Finish by spiralizing your zucchini and yellow squash using your Vegetti. This take just a few minutes and actually was fun. Like I said, I was skeptical before, so I was pleasantly surprised when this worked as well as it did. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add your spiralized “noodles” for 2-3 minutes, until they are the softness that you want them. Be careful – overcooking makes them mushy. (I have since learned that you can also sauté the “noodles” in garlic and olive oil for even more flavor!)
Drain your “noodles” well in a colander and serve like you would your favorite pasta alfredo dish!