How to freeze zucchini noodles?

Zucchini noodles or zoodles are the best alternatives to wheat-based pasta. It contains the necessary proteins for our body, though low on carbs. So, you can use zucchini noodles instead of pasta. The thing is, you should freeze zucchini noodles to avoid them from getting rotten. Today we will try to discuss how to freeze zucchini noodles. 

How to freeze zucchini noodles?

There are several methods to freeze zucchini noodles. You can try two ways which we will discuss here. The first method is to dry out the zucchini noodles with salt and then freeze it, and another approach is to dip the zucchini noodles in the boiling water and then freeze it. We will try to discuss in detail these two methods.

To try this method (Dry out with salt and freeze) to freeze zoodles –

  1. First, take a bowl with any water-absorbent cloth. Then place the zucchini noodles in the bowl with 1 or 2 tablespoons salt. Then mix it gently. Then let it sit for an hour.
  2. After waiting, you may notice the cloth appears soaked because of the extracted water. Then take another bowl and transfer zoodles on that bowl and squeeze the remaining liquid.
  3. Then take another dry cloth, wrap the noodles stick with the dry cloth properly, and squeeze the moisture out. The noodles will be semi-dried then.
  4. Then transfer zoodles into another fabric and let it quickly dry for an hour. Portion the zucchini noodles into small amounts because it will allow better freezing conditions, and the texture and flavor will be well. 
  5. Then you can pack the zoodles and label the expiration date, and it will be frozen for one year without getting sour or wasted.
How to freeze zucchini noodles

Another way (Dip the zucchini noodles into the boiling water) to freeze zucchini noodles, try following the steps-

  1. Please take a deep bowl with half-filled water and boil it.
  2. Then prepare a bowl full of cold water with ice cubes. This will cool down the blanched zucchini noodles. 
  3. Now put them on a baking tray and cover it with a kitchen napkin. 
  4. Then place the zucchini noodles into the boiling water. If the noodles are thin, wait for 2 minutes, and if the noodles are a bit thick, then wait for 4 minutes. 
  5. Then immerse the colander of zoodles into the bowl with cold water, and it will stop the cooking process and retain its crunchiness.
  6. Then put the zucchini noodles into a tray to dry it. And then freeze it for 1 hour. 
  7. Now you can pack the noodles and label them accordingly. 

Can I freeze raw zucchini noodles?

Yes, you can freeze raw zucchini noodles. But remember that zoodles contain high moisture, and actually, it contains exceptionally high moisture. So, it needs to be treated properly before freezing raw zucchini noodles, and otherwise, it will be soggy, flavorless zoodles. 

Final words

Zucchini noodles freezing is not that tough if you follow the proper way. The appropriate method will give a better result. But if you don’t follow the proper way, it will give a negative outcome. Raw zucchini noodles are not recommended for freezing because it is more challenging to freeze raw noodles. If you do anything wrong, it will make the noodles tasteless and lose their flavor.

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