Zesty and Spicy Carrot Noodles with a burst of lime and chili. A refreshing and healthy alternative to traditional pasta. Enjoy a vibrant and flavorful dish that's quick and easy to make!
Although this is a very simple dish it is extremely refreshing. It's colorful, light and tangy with a hit of heat! It's a quick dish to make for a light lunch.
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Are carrots low carb?
Carrots are generally considered to be moderately low in carbohydrates compared to starchy vegetables like potatoes or corn. However, they do contain some carbohydrates, so their carb content should be taken into account when following a low-carb or ketogenic diet.
A medium-sized carrot (about 61 grams) typically contains around 4 grams of net carbs. While the carbohydrate content in carrots may be higher compared to leafy greens or some other non-starchy vegetables, they also provide essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Carrots are particularly rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body and has numerous health benefits.
Just a few fresh ingredients make this quick and easy recipe.
How to make spiralized carrots
Spiralized carrots are a fun and versatile way to incorporate more vegetables into your meals, adding a healthy and colorful twist to your dishes.
To make spiralized carrots, you will need a spiralizer, which is a kitchen tool specifically designed to create vegetable noodles or "zoodles." Here's a step-by-step guide:
- Select fresh and firm carrots: Choose large carrots that are relatively straight and firm. Avoid carrots that are too thick or have a lot of bends, as they may not spiralize as well.
- Peel and trim the carrots: Peel the outer skin of the carrots using a vegetable peeler. Trim off the ends of the carrots to create a flat surface for the spiralizer.
- Set up the spiralizer: Follow the instructions provided with your spiralizer to assemble it correctly. Most spiralizers have interchangeable blades to create different noodle thicknesses or shapes. Choose the blade that creates thin noodle-like strands.
- Spiralize the carrots: Place one end of a carrot onto the spiralizer's prongs or blade holder, and firmly press the other end against the turning handle or blade. Start turning the handle or pushing the carrot towards the blade to create the spiralized carrot noodles. Continue spiralizing until you've processed all the carrots.
- Trim the noodles (optional): Depending on the length of the spiralized carrot strands, you may want to trim them into more manageable lengths using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife.
- Use the spiralized carrots: The spiralized carrot noodles are now ready to be used in various dishes. They can be enjoyed raw in salads, lightly cooked in stir-fries, sautéed as a side dish, or even used as a low-carb substitute for pasta in your favorite recipes.
Remember to store any leftover spiralized carrots in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few days. The freshness and texture of the spiralized carrots are best when used within a day or two.
This is a dish best served fresh but the carrot noodles will keep in the fridge for a day if stored in an air tight container.
More Vegetable Noodle Recipes
Lime Chili Carrot Noodles
- 2 large carrots
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 jalapeno peppers deseeded and finely chopped
- ¼ cup cilantro, fresh chopped
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Start by spiralizing the carrots using a spiralizer, creating long, thin carrot noodles. If you don't have a spiralizer, you can use a julienne peeler to create thin strips resembling noodles.
- In a medium bowl, combine the coconut oil, lime juice, salt, pepper and jalapeno together to make a dressing.
- Place the carrot noodles in a serving bowl.
- Pour the dressing over the carrots and add the coriander. Blend well to ensure all pieces are covered with the dressing.
- Serve immediately with chopped peanuts (optional)
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.