Enter your info below to get started!

FREE 30-Day Guide to Going Vegan | veganyogalife.com
Free 30-Day Guide to Going Vegan

Curious about going vegan?

Do you want to go vegan but think it would be too hard?

This FREE 30-day Guide to Going Vegan is for you!

Receive daily emails with tips, recipes and inspiration for transitioning to a vegan diet healthfully, mindfully – and joyfully.

Get started by clicking the button below!

How to Make Zucchini Pasta Using a Julienne Peeler

Everyone has been posting online recently about zucchini pasta, or “zoodles.” I have seen it cross my path enough times that I finally ordered a julienne peeler so I could try it out for myself. I find it kind of amazing that this idea had never crossed my mind earlier!

jullienne peeler sushi roll kit
Some fun kitchen goodies I ordered to try out new recipes like vegan sushi and zucchini “pasta”.

  With all of the “gluten-free” craze going on lately I’ve seen an upswing in recipes using pasta replacements or substitutes. One that has really caught my eye recently has been the idea of using zucchini instead of pasta. My mom used to make us spaghetti squash fairly often when we were growing up and now that I think about it, that was probably an amazing way to get more vegetables into our diet. I do not personally have any issues with gluten but I’m always looking for ways to eat more whole, unprocessed foods.   I was a little skeptical at first that the zucchini pasta would turn out as well as I had seen in pictures online. I was even wondering if I should order a spiralizer instead because the julienne peeler seemed too simple.   But it really did work out! The strands were long enough to swirl around on my fork just like spaghetti. I have been pleasantly surprised by this delicious new pasta substitute. The ease and tastiness of zucchini pasta will no doubt find its way into my rotation of favorite recipes.

Zucchini Pasta
Serves 4
Create pasta-like strands of zucchini using a julienne peeler. Great gluten-free pasta replacement or just a tasty way to get more vegetables in your diet.
Write a review
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
8 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
8 min
  1. 4 organic zucchini squashes*
  1. Wash your zucchini then use a julienne peeler like the one pictured to create long, slender strands. Be careful to avoid your fingers and to move slowly as the peeler is very sharp!
  2. After peeling the zucchini, steam in steaming basket or in a skillet with a little bit of water or vegetable broth for about 3 minutes.
  3. Once the strands are tender, add your choice of sauce and cook until heated, only a minute or so more.
  1. I made this zucchini pasta with some walnut avocado pesto last night and it turned out delicious. I also added some steamed broccoli and topped it off with some diced cherry tomatoes.
  2. *Cherry tomatoes and summer squash such as zucchini are on the list of the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables so I would recommend purchasing organic if possible
Vegan Yoga Life http://veganyogalife.com/

Like what you've read?

Receive inspiration, tips and more direct to your inbox

PLUS a FREE Vegan Meal Planning Essentials Checklist

This is a vegan site. No spam ever! Powered by ConvertKit

  • I think I need to get myself a julienne peeler! When I make zuke pasta I’ve always just sliced it or used a carrot peeler but this looks like it would work so much better.

    • Taylor

      I highly recommend picking one up – they are under $10 and totally worth it! It’s really satisfying to have long, skinny strands that you can turn around your fork just like spaghetti πŸ™‚

My baby girl is 7 weeks old today! Happy Birthday Jemma! #veganbaby #veganmama #7wo #chachaboo
Delicious noms at #TexasVegFest. Mac n cheeze and shepherds pie from Happy Vegan Baker! #vegan #govegan #veganlife
I'm vegan and I πŸ’–you! Had so much fun at #TexasVegFest today! πŸŒ±πŸ‚πŸ–πŸ“πŸ’•βœŒπŸ»πŸŒ±So grateful for how vegan-friendly my city is! #FriendsNotFood πŸ“·: @shanemberman #TexasVegFest2017 #VegFest
#Vegan brunch: chickpea flour scramble, curry sweet potato hash and meatless sausage. Coffee and fresh squeezed juice made with grapefruit, oranges, ginger and turmeric
Brunch at @bistrovonish. First time here so sharing a smorgasbord of deliciousness with @shanemberman...apple cinnamon French toast with home fries, shitake kolache, cinnamon roll and a donache(donut made from kolache dough). Amazing! Their sign wasn't lying. This is some elevated #vegan cuisine πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸŒ±πŸ’–βœŒπŸ»
Leftovers! Gluten-free stuffing with caramelized onion mushroom gravy, roasted broccoli, creamed corn, roasted veggie salad and cranberry sauce. All 100% vegan, organic and cruelty-free πŸ’–βœŒπŸ»οΈβœ¨πŸŒ±#veganthanksgiving
Quinoa porridge with oats, walnuts, banana, brown sugar and coconut milk. Waiting for my mastermind group to start! πŸ’–
Slow Cooker Soy Chorizo Chili from @veggie__chick. Perfect falltime dinner, super easy and delish! Topped with organic corn chips (because organic means they're healthy right?! πŸ˜‚)
Breakfast! Grapes, watermelon, pineapple and mandarin oranges #WhatVegansEat
Taco night! Bell pepper, onions and roasted corn in tortillas topped with guacamole. Served with refried beans and Mexican rice #WhatVegansEat 
Get #plantbased recipes ➑️ VeganYogaLife.com πŸŒ±βœ¨πŸ’–
Making a veggie stir fry! I got broccoli, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, carrots, onion and cabbage. Seasoned with a garlic and ginger sauce. Going to sprinkle to final product with roasted cashews and sesame seeds. Yum! #WhatVegansEat 
Get #plantbased recipes➑️VeganYogaLife.com πŸŒ±πŸ˜βœ¨πŸ’–
Toasted oat flakes with raw almonds, berries and almond milk #WhatVegansEat 
Need more ideas for a plant-based diet? Get my FREE guide ➑️ VeganYogaLife.com
Lunch at my desk. Pita with hummus and Grecian eggplant and some steamed broccoli. #WhatVegansEat 
Get my FREE guide and to going vegan ➑️ VeganYogaLife.com πŸŒ±πŸ˜‚πŸ’–
Morning smoothie with OJ, spinach, berries, banana, raw almonds and superfood powder. My kitty Miles is super interested πŸ˜‚

Interested in trying a vegan diet? Get my 30-day guide FREE➑️VeganYogaLife.com πŸŒ±βœ¨πŸ’–
Green smoothie:
1 cup OJ
1 cup frozen peaches
1/2 frozen banana
2 cups raw spinach
1 scoop #vegan protein powder

Get more plant-based smoothie recipes➑️ VeganYogaLife.com πŸŒ±βœ¨πŸ’–