POPSUGAR Celebrity

11 Amazing "Noodle" Dishes

Mar 23 2015 - 9:00am

Here's a fun way to get your daily dose of vegetables: turn them into noodles. Not sure where to start? We rounded up the best, most creative veggie-noodle dishes on the Internet, ranging from a fresh take on chicken pho to a satisfying yet pasta-free macaroni and cheese. Bust out your julienne peeler [1], mandoline [2], or spiralizer [3] — or in the case of spaghetti squash, a fork — and then dig in!

Source: Appetite for China [4], Top With Cinnamon [5], Tales of a Kitchen [6], Sarah Yates for A House in the Hills [7], Inspiralized [8], Rawmazing [9]

Chicken Pho Zucchini Noodle Soup

Few foods feel more restorative than a fragrant, piping-hot bowl of pho. It's our go-to cure for hangovers, sniffles, and bone-chilling Winter nights. For all that, plus a generous dose of veggies, try this zucchini-noodle version [10].

Source: Inspiralized [11]

Cucumber Mint Noodles With Ginger Dressing

Our mouths are watering just thinking of how refreshing a bowl of cucumber noodles slicked in ginger-tamari dressing [12] would be.

Source: Tales of a Kitchen [13]

Thai Green Curry Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl

Hearty sweet potato noodles meet their match [14] when tossed with a vibrant Thai green curry sauce, peas, and cashews.

Source: Sarah Yates for A House in the Hills [15]

Pad Thai Salad

Traditional pad thai? That's so 2013. Instead, try this salad inspired by the popular Thai noodle dish [16]; it subs crisp, shredded carrots, zucchini, and red cabbage for the chewy rice stick noodles.

Source: Healthful Pursuit [17]

Carrot Pasta With Tahini Garlic Sauce

Strands of sweet, earthy carrot take to a lush, zesty tahini-based sauce [18] like they're old friends.

Source: Tales of a Kitchen [19]

Zucchini Noodles With Pan-Fried Tofu

For a heartier option [20], add strips of pan-fried tofu to a mix of zucchini ribbons and shredded carrots, all dressed in a light and bright sesame and soy ginger dressing.

Source: Appetite For China [21]

Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese

Satisfy cravings for tangy, rich mac and cheese — hold the noodles — by going the spaghetti squash route [22].

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Zucchini Spaghetti With Crème Fraiche and Pesto

Want to make spiralized vegetable noodles but don't want to shell out for specialized gear? Try the lazy girl's method for shredding zucchini [23] before tossing it with a tangy combo of crème fraiche, pesto, and peas.

Source: Top With Cinnamon [24]

Chilled Sweet and Sour Cucumber Noodles

Wake up your palate by digging into a pile of cucumber noodles [25] marinated in a sweet and sour rice-wine-vinegar dressing.

Source: Just a Taste [26]

Carrot Noodles With "Peanut" Sauce

Obsessed with spicy peanut noodles? For a lighter version of the takeout classic, toss strands of carrot with a fiery sauce [27] made with almond butter and fresh coconut flesh.

Source: Rawmazing [28]

Zucchini Pasta With Farro, Parmesan, and Roasted Broccoli

Just because you're subbing spiralized zucchini for pasta doesn't mean you can't get your grain fix. For the best of both worlds, add a handful of nutty farro to the mix [29].

Source: Inspiralized [30]

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