Recently, more and more often I see an article, an ad or somebody is just mentioning this new appliance – the veg and fruit spiralizer.
I don’t know how knew the idea about this gadget is and how long it’s been on the market, but I’ve started hearing about it just recently, in the last few months.
I like the idea to have even another gadget that can help me cut the vegetables I need when cooking, because believe me that is the hardest part of preparing a meal – to clean, wash, peel and cut all the ingredients. But not only that, the spiralizer can help you prepare different salads and garnishes looking amazing, dishes that your guests would be difficult to resist.
See my review below of the spiralizer and you might be inspire do give it a try.
Price: £8.99 (RRP £29.99)
Place to buy: Amazon.co.uk
My rating: 8/10
Price: £16.99 (RRP £23.99)
Place to buy: Amazon.co.uk
Guarantee: Lifetime Replacement Warranty
My rating: 8.5/10
WHAT CAN THE SPIRALIZER BE USED FOR
The spiralizer is a unique small kitchen appliance that helps you cut the fruit and vegetables you want to serve in a fun and appetizing manner, in seconds.
Think of all the salads and appetizers you have wanted to serve, but stopped just because of all the work it involved preparing them or because you saw that the different parts and pieces never looked the same.
Think of the way you can make meals more healthy by substituting the spaghetti, full of carbs, with spirals made from vegetables. That way the meal is still amazingly delicious, but is also packed with flavours and looking astonishingly. Use vegetables like carrots, courgettes/zucchini, sweet potatoes, turnip, etc.
I especially like the courgetti (spaghetti made from courgettes), because they still look like the real spaghetti, even in colour, which helps me with the little ones at home, who when hear the word “vegetable” are sometimes disappearing really fast. Although I have no problems with my kids eating vegetables when cooked, I should admit that spiralizing (vegetables and fruit) made them more fun for my little ones to try and encouraged them to eat them more than before, especially the raw products – in salads and fruit.
The spiralizer is one very useful tool that everyone should think about having in our modern busy life. It will help you prepare numerous veggetti or fruit juliennes, it slices even more tough veggies. Use it with apples, beets, beetroots, broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, courgettes/zucchini, aubergines/eggplants, cabbage, cucumber, potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnip, onions, pears, etc.
This very easy to use appliance is ideal for anyone on a raw food, gluten-free, paleo or low-carb diet and will help you prepare beautiful, delicious meals rich in nutrients so vital for our organism.
The spiralizer is easy to clean, it’s dishwasher safe and can easily be stored in any kitchen drawer allowing it to be easily found when needed next time.
Maybe all of you have tried some recipes with spiralized vegetables or fruit. See below some of my favourites – a salad and a main.
2 courgettes, spiralized
100gr watercress, baby spinach and rocket salad
75-100gr chopped, roasted nuts
I prefer to use walnuts or almonds, but you can use hazelnuts as well.
For the dressing:
1 orange, juiced
2-3tbsp olive oil
½ tsp chilli flakes
Preparation in 3 easy steps:
In a serving tray or bowl place the courgetti and add the salad
Prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients
Just before serving, season the salad with the dressing and add the nuts
Courgetti with Bacon and Crème Cheese
Ingredients (2 servings):
2 courgettes, spiralized
4 rashers smoked bacon
100gr Philadelphia crème cheese, your preferred flavour (I usually use Garlic&Herb or Chives flavours)
75-100gr chopped nuts
I use almonds, but you can also use hazelnuts or pine-nuts.
seasoning – salt, black pepper
basil leaves for serving (optional)
oil for frying
In a frying pan, fry the chopped bacon with a little oil until golden. Add the nuts and brown as well. Leave to stand
In another pan, put 1-2tbsp olive oil and when hot add the courgetti. Fry for a couple of minutes, until well heated. Mix with the Philadelphia cheese
Serve the courgetti topped with the bacon pieces and nut, decorate with chopped basil leaves, if using
PREPARE COLOURFUL, HEALTHY MEALS QUICKLY AND EASILY
I love preparing, serving and eating salads. I like their flavours and colours. Not to mention that salads are made from vegetables (or fruit) that makes them very good for our health. Eating a salad energises your body and makes it satisfied, not looking for other unhealthy (sweet or salty) foods just after you finish the meal.
I believe spiralizer would help me put my creativity in action and I would be able to prepare all the salads I’ve wanted my family to try and when we have guests over and I need a bigger batch, no problem – just ask them to come ready to enjoy your dishes.
Because my little ones just adore pies – sweet or savoury, I was thinking about preparing the pies with vegetables more often and make them suitable to have for dinner. This very helpful appliance will help me with that task as well, because all the pieces of the filling would be equally cut, no bigger or smaller, which means that they would be all cooked when you take the pie out of the oven. That is very helpful, especially when preparing food that needs to meet the kids’ expectation and also be safe for them to have.
I would say that having a spiralizer might be very useful and could help you become the chef you have always wanted to be and be able to cut the vegetables and fruit perfectly. Have one of these appliances and you will see that cutting the ingredients needed for a recipe could be as easy as pie.
I hope you enjoyed my review and if you have used the spiralizer before, have any suggestions or recommendations, or you just want to share your favourite recipe using the appliance, please leave a comment below.
Have a gorgeous day!