Spiralizer recipes take everyday vegetables and fruits and turn them into exciting, wholesome recipes for any meal. Wow family and friends with easy, unique recipes they will beg to have on repeat.
Kitchen gadgets come and go but one that is worth every penny in my opinion is a Spiralizer.
They rose to stardom a few years ago as an easy way to create noodles and ribbons out of everyday vegetables replacing higher calorie starchy pasta.
‘Zoodles’ (zucchini noodles) is now a term everyone knows. You can buy them at restaurants and prepared in grocery stores.
But Zoodles is just the start!
What is a Spiralizer?
A Spiralizer is a small kitchen gadget that is fit with multiple exchangeable blades.
It allows making different size ‘noodles’ from firm vegetables and fruit.
A ribbon blade is usually included as well.
Some fancier models have additional blades too.
They are very affordable making them a great choice to include in one’s kitchen collection.
Why Use a Spiralizer?
Spiralizers allow healthy choices to replace regular pasta. It’s a great choice for:
- Adding more vegetables to one’s diet
- Lower carb options for pasta replacement
- Lower calorie replacement for pasta
- Those gluten-free who may not be able to find gluten-free pasta options
- Making fun recipes
Which Spiralizer to Buy
Spiralizers are very affordable. Usually in the $15-25 range.
There are smaller handheld models for under $10!
They are available at larger ‘big box’ stores with extensive kitchen selections.
Buying them online allows a large selection of them to choose from.
I’ve been asked many times and this is the Spiralizer I personally have and use.
I have the three blade model and you’ll see you can get up to six blades!
There are even sprializing attachments available for Kitchenaid mixers.
Once you use it you’ll find many things you want to spiralize, trust me!
Easy Spiralizer Recipes
Using a Spiralizer with vegetables and fruits not only replace traditional pasta but create wonderful options for interesting soups and salads.
It’s an exciting way to get more vegetables into recipe and kids love them!
This collection of Spiralizer recipes includes soups, salads, and main dishes.
If you haven’t used your Spiralizer in awhile, pull it out!
If you haven’t used one ever, I think you’ll love how easy and fun it is to create delicious ingredients.
This exotic, colorful salad with the favorite flavors in a traditional Pad Thai dish.
This well-loved salad complete with ‘noodles’ thanks to the Spiralizer.
There has never been a more refreshing salad. Keeping it light and simple, melon balls compliment a bed of spiralizer cucumber noodles with a light dressing.
Great for getting ready for bikini season as well!
One of Boulder Locavore’s most popular Pinterest recipes, these simple noodles are full of flavor and snap to whip up.
You don’t have to go out to get this tasty fast food any more.
Spicy Baked Curly Fries are super easy to make at home!
Game day will never be the same again.
Ok, 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.
Everything you love in a Mediterranean salad: tomatoes, pepper, feta cheese, sundried tomato and spiralized zucchini.
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!
Another Pinterest power pin, this salad is refreshing, flavorful and has a great texture and crunch too!
I love this salad especially in the summer. It’s fresh, light, refreshing with an Asian touch.
A soul-warming dish of flavorful sweet potato spiralized noodles in a garlic-cinnamon brown butter that is out of this world!
Here is an extra recipe just to show how fun spiralizer vegetables can be:
Originally published: March 29, 2016