With all the different kinds of kitchen gadgets out there, it’s pretty easy to amass a huge collection without even trying. But just because you have a ton of kitchen tools doesn’t mean you can’t keep adding more! If you need another good reason to buy a vegetable spiral slicer, consider this: you can use it to make healthy pasta replacements, add color to your stir-fry, and grill veggies like zucchini and carrots. The possibilities are endless! Here are ten creative ways to use your vegetable spiral slicer:
Make a healthier pasta.
Using a vegetable spiral slicer, you can create delicious vegetable spirals to use as pasta. Vegetable spirals are great for people who need to eat gluten-free or avoid wheat products. They’re packed with vitamins and minerals, cost less than regular pasta and they taste great!
To make the most of this alternative noodle, try using it with:
- Your favorite sauce (tomato or alfredo are both good choices)
- Your favorite pesto or hummus
- Your favorite marinara sauce
The crudite platter is a great way to serve your spiral-sliced vegetables. Before you start slicing, make sure that the vegetables are firm and fresh. Choose vegetables that have a similar diameter so they’ll all fit on the same tray.
You can prepare the crudite platter by cutting carrot sticks and zucchini strips into bite-sized pieces or julienne slices. Then spread them out on a large serving tray or plate, alternating colors for contrast and interest. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and other spices as desired (like garlic powder). Enjoy!
1) Leafy Greens
- Leafy Greens
The spiral slicer is a great way to make healthier pasta, crudite platters and carrot salads. For example, you can use it to make zucchini noodles or asparagus spears. Or place your favorite leafy greens into the spiral slicer and create a healthy salad. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can spiralize an entire head of lettuce! When you’re ready for lunch in 30 minutes or less, think about adding some spiralized vegetables to your soup pot or even throwing them into your stir fry dish. The options are endless!
2) Cucumber Salad.
To make cucumber salad, you’ll need a vegetable spiral slicer (obviously), some cucumbers, a little bit of dressing and seasoning. To slice the cucumbers into spirals simply cut off both ends of your vegetable. Then attach the slicer blade to one end of the handle and turn it clockwise until it locks in place. Put your peeled cucumber on the widest setting and push it through firmly but gently until it reaches the other side. Repeat this process with each side of your cucumber until all four sides are sliced into spirals.
Next up is dressing: You can use any type that sounds good to you! For example, if you want something creamy like greek yogurt or sour cream instead of mayonnaise then mix together 1 cup plain yogurt with 1 teaspoon lemon juice for every 3 cups chopped cukes; season with salt and pepper according to taste before refrigerating overnight so flavors have time develop
3) Carrot Salad.
Carrot salad is a great way to use your vegetable spiral slicer. Simply slice the carrots, then add them to some shredded lettuce. Top with a bit of mayonnaise and salt and pepper to taste!
The possibilities are endless when it comes to spiralizing vegetables for salads: you can do anything from cucumber and zucchini noodles to spaghetti squash spirals!
4) Finger Food.
Kids love finger food, especially vegetables. This is a great way to get them to eat more vegetables and also try new foods that aren’t necessarily “kid-friendly.” Using the slicer, you can make vegetable sliders or even mini veggie pizzas! The possibilities are endless.
Before you start making your own delicious snacks for the little ones in your life (and for yourself), make sure you have all of your ingredients ready so that it doesn’t interrupt their playtime too much. When I’m making these snacks for my daughter, she always wants me to be involved in the fun so things move along at her pace instead of mine!
5) Cherry Tomatoes.
Cherry tomatoes are a great addition to salads and stir fries. If you’re feeling extra creative, you can also add them to sandwiches and tacos. They’re also delicious on pizza or in pastas!
To slice cherry tomatoes, you’ll need to first cut them in half so they fit easily into your spiral slicer (you can slice them before or after). Then just use the same technique as if you were making carrot ribbons. The end result will be beautiful little slices of tomato that look perfect atop any dish!
Transform your veggies.
Vegetable spiral slicers are not just for making zucchini noodles. These versatile tools can be used to transform your vegetables into something completely new and exciting! For example, if you have a vegetable spiral slicer, try using it to make:
- Veggie soup and stew stock. If you like to make homemade soup or stew but don’t like how long the cooking process takes, slicing up all of your veggies beforehand will make things go much faster. You’ll also save money because buying pre-sliced versions of these ingredients is usually more expensive than buying whole ones.
- Stir fries. If you like stir frying but don’t like having to chop up all of your veggies beforehand, use a vegetable spiral slicer instead! It’s much easier than chopping everything by hand — just slice away until all of your ingredients are ready for cooking!
- Salads and sandwiches (with wraps). Vegetable spirals can also be used as salad garnishes or sandwich fillings; try experimenting with different combinations until you find one that works best for YOU!
Add color to your stir-fry.
You can use your veggie spiral slicer to make stir-fry. Stir-fried vegetables have a great texture and are very healthy. You can make this dish with any vegetables, but if you want to use your spiral slicer in the most creative way possible, choose colorful ones like carrots and beets.
To prepare the vegetables: Wash them thoroughly and cut them into small slices (about 1/2 inch thick). Season with salt and pepper or spices such as chili powder or cumin.
To cook the vegetables: Heat some oil on high heat in a skillet until it starts to smoke slightly (you will know when it’s ready when you tilt the pan over your wrist—the oil should slide across easily). Add about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil per person into a hot cast iron pan for stir frying purposes only so that each piece looks like an individual piece instead of cooking multiple pieces together because they will come out soggy rather than crispy when cooked together at once which defeats purpose behind having fresh ingredients from start all together equals less cooking time than making separate batches then combining later while still allowing flavors from one batch permeate throughout entire meal without losing crispness or succulence due to overcooking
Great for grilling!
A vegetable spiral slicer can be a lifesaver for grilling season! Grilled vegetables are delicious and nutritious, but it can be hard to make them look attractive. With a vegetable spiral slicer, you can make grilled zucchini noodles or carrot ribbons in no time at all.
If you want to try something different this summer, use your vegetable spiral slicer to create fun shapes that will stand out on the grill while they cook. Vegetables such as carrots and bell peppers will turn into beautiful spirals when sliced with this tool; experiment with whatever produce you like best!
Your veggie slicer can do a lot more than you think!
You can use your vegetable spiral slicer to make pasta, crudite platters, and more!
You’ve bought your spiral slicer, but are a little confused about how to use it. Or you’re having trouble cleaning it, or finding the best place for it in your kitchen. Don’t worry! We have some answers that will make using your vegetable spiral slicer easier than ever:
- How do I assemble my vegetable spiral slicer?
It depends on which model you have purchased. Some models come partially assembled and require only a few clicks for assembly (see above photo). Other models require attaching separate pieces together with screws and bolts. If you aren’t sure which type of model yours is, check the manual or packaging materials that came with it; they should give specific instructions on how to assemble your particular model of spiralizer! If not, contact us here at [email protected]
- What types of vegetables work best with my vegetable spiral slicer?
This depends on several variables: whether or not you have chosen a hand-crank or electric blade version; if so, what kind of motor (electric) do they use? You can find more information about each specific product’s capabilities by clicking here
I hope that this article has inspired you to get creative with your vegetable spiral slicer. This is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, and I can’t imagine life without it. If you are looking to add more vegetables into your diet while making meal prep fun, then updating your kitchen tool kit is a great place to start!