What is Spiralizing

What is Spiralizing What is spiralizing?

Spiralizing is the art of cutting veggies into noodles to make “spiralized noodles.” Spiralized noodles are inherently gluten free, dairy free, free of preservatives, and typically have a low glycemic index.

How are “spiralized noodles” or “veggie noodles” made?

Spiralized noodles are made by using a spiralizer.  A spiralizer is a kitchen tool that slices fruits and vegetables into noodle-like sizes and spiral shapes – hence the name, spiralizer! Generally, there are two types of spiralizers available – small hand-held spiralizers and countertop hand-crank spiralizers. They range in price from $15-$60 on average.  I recommend the Paderno 3-Blade Spiral Slicer. 

What Can I Make with a Spiralizer?

Spiralized veggies can be used to  substitute most pasta dishes, as well as many rice dishes. Spiralized noodles are used to supplement wheat-based pastas and can be used to create pastas, stir fries, casseroles, salads, soups, casseroles, stir fries, chips, desserts, and even breakfast! The possibilities are endless.  You can also make spiralized rice which opens up a whole new set of possibilities as well!

 How Do I Spiralize?

Learn how to use your spiralizer to make spiralized noodles  with step by step instructions.  

Once you have mastered the basics of spiralizing, be sure to learn how to create spiralized rice (also very easy).

What Vegetables Can I Spiralize?

There approximately 24 fruits and vegetables that can be spiralized.  Each one has their own preparation, cooking, and storage instruction on the What Can I Spiralize page – be sure to check it out!

If you have any questions, I would be more than happy to answer them, just pop them into the comments box below!

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