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Zucchini noodles? Been there. Cucumber noodles are where it's at.

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Sweet-and-spicy cucumber noodles will make you forget all about pasta

Who knew you could turn an ordinary cucumber into noodles?

Sweet and spicy cucumber noodles recipe

I used a spiralizer, which you can find online or at most cooking stores, to turn my cucumbers into noodles. It's super simple and takes just seconds to do. Then just a quick toss in a sweet-and-spicy vinaigrette and a topping of fresh tomatoes, greens and lots of spicy seasonings. These work perfectly in fresh salads or for picky eaters who refuse to eat their veggies.

Sweet and spicy cucumber noodles recipe

Sweet-and-spicy cucumber noodles recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • Spiralizer (found online)
  • 4 large English cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 large handfuls organic arugula
  • 2 tablespoons Champagne or red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place a cucumber into the spiralizer, and follow the directions listed on the package until you have cucumber noodles. Repeat with the remaining cucumbers.
  2. To a large bowl, add all the cucumber noodles along with the tomatoes and arugula.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients to make the dressing.
  4. Using a wire whisk, mix the dressing until all the ingredients are incorporated, and pour over the top of the cucumber noodles.
  5. Toss the cucumber noodles very well, making sure they are all coated with the dressing.
  6. Transfer to a serving plate, and serve immediately.

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