10 Recipes That Will Make You a Spiralizing Fanatic
If you haven't yet joined the spiralizing bandwagon, now's the time. The device, which turns vegetables like zucchini, cucumber, sweet potatoes, carrots into thin spiral shapes, is a favorite gadget of nutritionists. It's much loved by those looking to cut gluten out of their diets for its ability to create vegetable "noodles" (Here's a tip: a "zoodle" is a zucchini noodle). That said, you don't have to be gluten-free or a health nut of any sort to become a spiralizing fanatic. Think of it like a mandolin or a shredder... but so much more. Read on for 10 recipes that will convert you to the twisted lifestyle.
You may think of a spiralizer as a tool used by the super-healthy, gluten-free, etc. But it can certainly be used to make guilty pleasures, too! And to make them quicker. Take curly fries for instance. Making French fries is usually a couple-hours long process that requires soaking and drying your potatoes to ensure the optimal crispness. In this recipe, the curly shapes of the fries helps crisp them up and cook them faster.
The great thing about a spiralizer is that it allows you to practically take any pasta dish you love and make it a little healthier with vegetable noodles. One of our favorites is the classic Chinese chicken salad, and this recipe reinterprets its rice noodles with cucumber, which complement the other flavors beautifully.