Sep 21, 2011

The Spiralizer

Ever since being on a mostly raw food diet, I've been really curious about using a spiralizer to turn my raw vegetables into noodle shapes.  A spiralizer is a tool for turning raw vegetables into small, curly noodles. You can eat these raw, cooked, or use them as a fancy garnish. It can help you add more vegetables to your diet and is really fun to use. It is by no means necessary, but it is a cool addition to your kitchen if you like non-electric kitchen cooking tools and/or making noodles and garnishes out of vegetables. It can be really helpful on a raw food diet/cleanse to give you some variety in how you prepare your vegetables.  My neighbor, Kathryn, graciously allowed me to borrow hers for a test run.  All I can say is, I'm sold.  Last night I turned this:

...into this:

Zucchini Pasta Marinara

2 zucchini
1 tomato
marinara sauce
 pine nuts
parmesean cheese
fresh basil

Cut off the top and bottom of zucchini.  Place into spiralizer and turn crank until all of the zucchini is in noodle form.  Place in bowls.  Top each bowl with 2 tablespoons of organic marinara, chopped tomato, and chopped basil.  Sprinkle pine nuts and parmesean cheese to taste.  Makes 2-3 servings.



AuNaturelBirth said...

ooooh! i love it, even though i don't have one of those gizmos! sounds yummy. i love your recipes, they are simple and just good. :) thanks for sharing!

Jacki said...

wow, what fun! I actually used to have one of these a long time ago, and I never used it....but, I would totally use it now...ugg! I should have kept it! What kind of hoarder gets rid of kitchen gadgets?

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Sarah- OK, really cool tool! I have a peeler that cuts "long noodle" strips, but this look so much safer, fun and easier!


Michelle said...

That looks cool! I've been using a julienne peeler, but this would be great for bigger volumes.