10 Fantastic Spiralizer Recipes

10 Fantastic Spiralizer Recipes. Fruits, vegetables, soups, salads and main dishes! BoulderLocavore.com

I’m really not one who is big on gadgets.  Like a magpie, I can befall that ‘bright, shiny thing’ temptation to purchase something new and unexpected for the kitchen, however often find it lacks luster when really putting it to work.

I can think of three complete stand outs over my few decades of cooking.  The first was a shrimp deveiner I found when living in California.  It was a handy tool that allowed easily sliding between the top of a shrimp and its shell, then in one swift motion it separated the shell, removing the vein with it.  The second is a corn kernel remover.  It slides down an ear of corn with ease, removing all the kernels fully intact and not smashed as some tools tend to do.

The last is my Spiralizer.  I will admit I resisted at first.  It felt like something from an infomercial, turning vegetables into noodles.  I was sure there was a catch.  It couldn’t be that easy.  Would the vegetables really taste great?  Could it be a good way to get more vegetables into our family diet?  It certainly presented a fantastic option for gluten-free ‘pasta’.  With a cost less than $30 I caved and bought one.  And then began to give them as gifts.  I love, love, love my Spiralizer.  Between spiralizer recipes that rival traditional pasta, to soups, and salads, I have had the best time creating fun recipes.  There is a whimsy about the spiral noodles and they have been some of my post popular recipes too!

I’m sharing a collection of 10 Fantastic Spiralizer Recipes today to jumpstart your spiralizing at home.  I feel sure you’ll find some that you’ll love.  If you don’t yet use a spiralizer, you’ll be shocked at how quick the recipes are to prepare and how tasty they are too!

I’m asked often which Spiralizer I use so I’ll share that here too.  I have a Paderno 3 blade Spiralizer which is available on Amazon.com as well as other locations.  It does everything I need it to so and has been successful with every vegetable and fruit I’ve processed.

For those on Pinterest I have a collection of Spiralizer Recipes from the internet you will love too!

Pad Thai Salad with Spiralized Green Papaya and Spicy Peanut DressingThis exotic, colorful salad brings forth the favorite flavors in a traditional Pad Thai dish in salad form complete with ‘noodles’ thanks to the Spiralizer.

Pad Thai Salad with Spiralized Green Papaya and Spicy Peanut Dressing - BoulderLocavore.com

Cucumber and Melon Spa SaladThere has never been a more refreshing salad.  Keeping it light and simple, melon balls compliment a bed of spiralized cucumber noodles with a light dressing.  Great for getting ready for bikini season as well!

Cucumber Melon Spa Salad - BoulderLocavore.com

Skinny Chicken and Sweet Potato Noodle SoupA homey, comforting soup substituting sweet potato spiralized noodles for the pasta classic.  You’ll want to eat this every day!

Skinny Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup - BoulderLocavore.com

Butternut Squash Noodles in Sage Brown ButterOne of Boulder Locavore’s most popular Pinterest recipes, these simple noodles are full of flavor and snap to whip up.

Butternut Squash Noodles in Sage Brown Butter - BoulderLocavore.com

Spiralized Spring Salad with Buttermilk-Green Goddess DressingOk, full disclosure on this recipe, I had to scramble to come up with a seasonal name for the salad.  Originally I created it as Freaky Halloween Salad, as the odd shapes made a healthy compliment to the sweets of that holiday (with the dressing served in syringes too).  But it’s too good to be isolated to that season.  Perfect for this time of year too, it’s a feast for the eyes and the palate.

Spiralized Carrot Salad with Romanesco Cauliflower Edamame and Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing. A whimsical looking salad full of great flavor! - BoulderLocavore.com

Freaky Healthy Halloween Salad - BoulderLocavore.com

Zucchini Ribbon Mediterranean Salad.  Everything you love in a Mediterranean salad: tomatoes, pepper, feta cheese, sundried tomato and spiralized zucchini.

Zucchini Ribbon Mediterranean Salad - BoulderLocavore.com

Spiralized Broccoli Stem-Carrot Slaw with Dried Cranberries.  Sadly broccoli stems get the short end of the stick.  Once their tough exterior is removed, they have a delicious flavor and crunch.  This slaw is a perfect way to put them to use instead of tossing them out.  After trying it you may be tossing out the florets next just to eat the stems!

Spiralizer Broccoli-Stem Carrot Slaw with Dried Cranberries & Sunflower Seeds - BoulderLocavore.com

Spiralized Apple-Pear Pomegranate Slaw with Honey Poppy Seed DressingAnother Pinterest power pin, this salad is refreshing, flavorful and has a great texture and crunch too!

Spiralized Apple-Pear Pomegranate Slaw with Honey-Poppy Seed Dressing above - BoulderLocavore.com

Cold Cucumber Noodle Salad with Watercress, Mint and Toasted Sesame-Ginger DressingI love this salad especially in the summer.  It’s fresh, light, refreshing with an Asian touch.

Cold Cucumber Noodle Salad with Watercress, Mint and Toasted Sesame-Ginger Dressing - BoulderLocavore.com

Spicy Sweet Potato Noodles in Garlic-Cinnamon Brown Butter. A soul-warming dish of flavorful sweet potato spiralized noodles in a garlic-cinnamon brown butter that is out of this world!

Spiralized Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Noodles in Garlic Cinnamon Brown Butter - BoulderLocavore.com

Here is an extra recipe just to show how fun spiralizing can be:

Screaming Witch Crudites

Screaming Witch Crudites Vegetable Platter with Spiralizer Hair for Halloween - BoulderLocavore.com

 

Comments

  1. Pam says

    My daughter has celiac disease and loves using spiralized veggies as a healthy alternative to pasta. I have been thinking of getting a spiralizer for myself!

  2. says

    I have been wanting to explore the world of zucchini noodles but had no idea a spiralizer could be so versatile. That beautiful slaw is calling my name!

    • says

      Oh my goodness! I can’t believe you’ve escaped the craze in the past year Dawn! They are really fun to use and inexpensive as far as most gadgets go (less than $30). It’s a great way to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet.

  3. Rosey says

    The thinner the better as far as the kids are concerned, when it comes to veggies. This is a great invention!

  4. BarbaraMae says

    Yum! This reminds me that I really need to use ,y spiralizer more. Feeling very inspired right about now.

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