If you find a carrot large enough to spiralize, that’s a victory in itself!
Then, once you have a bowl of spiralized carrots, what do you do with them? The easy answer would be to toss with a vinaigrette and whip up a carrot salad or raw pasta.
After cooking a lot with carrot noodles, I’ve found my favorite way to cook them and of course, wanted to share that with you!
I mean, can’t you tell by the big smile on my face?
Your best options for preparing carrots are as such:
- Roast at 425 degrees for 5-10 minutes
- Saute for 5-10 minutes
- Boil, 2-3 minutes
- Serve raw
You’d be surprised by how resilient carrots are! They serve well raw, but their maximum potential is reached when you boil them and use them in a pasta or noodle-based dish!
Boiling carrot noodles causes them to fluff up nicely as they absorb the water and take on an almost velvety texture that’s soft on the outside, but al dente. They take on the consistency of a whole-wheat bucatini.
Plus, boiling carrot noodles are easy – you just have to boil water! Once you have your drained noodles, they can be tossed with a pasta sauce. The hot carrots will help the sauce melt into the noodles, creating a very pasta-like experience.
Who knew you could have a bowl of piping hot noodles, from carrots!
I love spiralizing carrots, because it shows the true power of Inspiralizing your food – taking an ordinary vegetable and transforming it into something fabulous and healthy.
Okay, you’ve heard enough. Now, watch the video:
Have you ever boiled carrots before? What’s your favorite way to cook carrot noodles?