Zucchini noodles are a great alternative to pasta as a side dish. I make mine sauteed in butter or olive oil mixed with parmesan cheese, garlic salt and black pepper.
You can peel it with a regular potato peeler into strips or I use a Julienne Peeler made by OXO, which you can get at Bed, Bath and Beyond. This makes nice thin spaghetti size strips
Tonight I made the zucchini with shrimp and mushrooms