Of all the food trends and ideas I picked up on Pinterest, courgetti (courgette 'spaghetti' / zucchini noodles) is the one I am most glad to have discovered. Super quick, easy, healthy, tasty, low carb – the list of their attributes is long. Simply put, I love the stuff.
All you need to create these is a julienne peeler or, better yet, a spiraliser. I was lucky enough to be sent a Gefu Spirelli Spiral Cutter to review and it has become an indispensable kitchen gadget. The spiraliser is kind of like a large pencil sharpener. Instead of one long blade it has small, spaced apart, blades and these create long ribbons out of most firm vegetables. The Spirelli creates two widths of 'noodles' one spaghetti thin, the other (pictured here) slightly thicker (more linguine than spaghetti).
I used the thicker courgette noodles to make this Skinny Pad Thai and it is finger-licking good. It's one of those dishes that takes longer to prep than actually cook. The trick is having everything diced and prepared beforehand so that assembly is easy and quick.