14 creative spiralizer recipes that will take you beyond zucchini noodles! Check out these delicious, healthier recipes using cucumber noodles, sweet potato noodles, butternut squash noodles and more.
If you are looking to add more veggies to your dinner without much effort, I highly recommend using a spiralizer!
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Reasons you'll love using a spiralizer
- it creates new textures to add to your salads, curries and stir fries
- they can help to limit your carb intake without feeling like you're missing out- you can mix them with pasta and barely notice them there!
- they help you squeeze more vegetables into your diet
- they're fun to make and to eat!
How to use a spiralizer
Select the appropriate blade for the vegetable you are spiralizing- for zucchini noodles, we use the small (⅛ inch) spaced blade on your spiralizer, whereas for sweet potato noodles, we use the larger (¼ inch) spaced blade. You can also create ribbons.
- Pick a large, straight vegetable, wash, dry, and trim the ends (slice them off evenly). Try to avoid curved veggies as they are difficult to spiralize.
- Depending on the vegetable, you may wish to cut them in half as well.
- Place one end of the vegetable in the middle of the spiky paddle on the spiralizer, and the other end in the middle of the coring circle.
- Rotate the handle, applying gentle pressure to create vegetable noodles.
What kind of vegetables can you spiralize?
- carrots (particularly jumbo carrots are good to spiralize)
- sweet potatoes
- butternut squash
- bell peppers
- red onion