Low-Carb Tofu Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Low-Carb Tofu Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Jane Estoperez

Servings: 2-3 servings

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 block of Firm tofu
  • 2 Medium-sized zucchinis
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: grated Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh herbs (such as basil or parsley)

Instructions

  1. Start by pressing the tofu. Wrap the tofu in a clean kitchen towel or paper towel, then place a heavy object (such as a cast iron pan or a heavy can) on top of it. Leave it for at least 10 minutes to remove excess water.
  2. Use a spiralizer or a julienne peeler to create zucchini noodles. Set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes, and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Crumble the pressed tofu into the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. Add zucchini noodles to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until they are tender but firm.
  6. Season the dish with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve hot tofu zucchini noodles, topped with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh herbs if desired.
  8. Enjoy your delicious and healthy low-carb tofu zucchini noodle dish!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 246 kcal

Total Fat: 16g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Total Carbohydrates: 11g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Total Sugars: 5g

Protein: 17g

Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API that recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.

How to Store the Low-Carb Tofu Zucchini Noodles

If you have leftovers of the Low-Carb Tofu Zucchini Noodles that you’d like to store for later, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that they stay fresh and tasty:

  1. Allow the leftovers to cool down to room temperature before storing them. This will prevent condensation from forming inside the container, which can lead to sogginess or spoilage.
  2. Select an airtight container that is the right size for your leftovers. This will help keep the food fresh and prevent it from drying out or becoming contaminated. Glass or BPA-free plastic containers are good options.
  3. Place your leftovers in the fridge as soon as possible after they have cooled down. Keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Reheat before serving: When ready to eat your leftovers, reheat them in a microwave or stove. This will help to restore the flavors and textures of the dish. If the noodles have become too dry, add a little bit of water or broth to the container before reheating it.

Always check for signs of spoilage, such as an off smell or mold, before consuming any leftovers. If in doubt, it’s better to discard the food rather than risk getting sick.

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