Sweet and Spicy Garlic Noodles

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As if you need another reason to break out your spiralizer, here’s another recipe for zucchini noodles. I seriously use my spiralizer all the time. I’ve heard that you can even use it on watery veggies like cucumbers, but that’s one that I haven’t tried yet. Somehow it just seems like you would end up with cucumber mush. I need to just brave an attempt.

I can’t get enough of the sweet and spicy combination so this time I used the flavor combo in zucchini noodle form for a low carb version. I love the spiciness of the crushed red pepper and garlic along with the walnut and raisin flavors. I added goat cheese to my noodles, but kept The Kid’s dairy free due to her allergy. They were great both with and without cheese.

Sweet and Spicy Garlic Noodles Sweet and Spicy Garlic Noodles

  • 2 large zucchini (appx 400g)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp walnut oil
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 snack sized box (28g) raisins

Heat a saute pan over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp oil. Add the zucchini and garlic and saute for 3 – 5 minutes until the zucchini is softened. Remove from heat. Add the remaining oil, crushed red pepper, and raisins. Toss to combine.

Makes 4 servings at approximately 99 calories each – 2g protein, 10g carbs, and 7g fat.


  • I used the garlic from a jar so you can save yourself some time and smelly fingers by using that instead of fresh garlic.
  • If you don’t have walnut oil, you can use olive oil or any other oil. I recommend using an oil with a nice flavor over plain canola oil because it really stands out on the noodles and makes them taste great. You can also use less oil if you’re looking to cut back on fat.
  • Use more or less crushed red pepper depending on how spicy you like your noodles.
  • I got my spiralizer on Amazon.com and love it. There are other brands but the one I have is by Paderno. I can’t vouch for the others since I haven’t tried them, but this one is great. It says that it isn’t dishwasher safe, but I’ve washed mine on the top shelf many times and haven’t had an issue yet. Your results may be different but keep that in mind.

I’m now getting enough recipes for spiralized dishes that I need to create a tag to make the easier to find. If you’re looking for more, you can do a search for spiralizer and come up with a bunch.

What veggies have you spiralized? Have you ever spiralized a cucumber?

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