7 Vegetables You Didn’t Know You Could Spiralize
You might have made zucchini noodles or curly fries with your spiralizer. But why limit yourself? Get creative and try these spiralized vegetables.
Whether you’re trying to reduce carbs or looking for a fun new way to serve dinner, the spiralizer is a great tool to reach for. (This is the kind we like to use!) Though zucchini and potatoes (for curly fries) get all the press, there are many more ingredients you can spiralize.
Peel and cut the ends off first. Add raw, spiralized carrots to any green salad or pasta salad (like Hearty Pasta Salad). They’d make beautiful, nutritious additions to noodle dishes, too.
Make your garden salads and Cucumber Salads more intriguing. (Peel or not—up to you.)
Once you’ve peeled the jicama and sliced off the ends, you’re ready to spiralize and then roast, saute or serve raw. Use it i Jicama Slaw with Peanuts.
After you remove the stem and seeds, spiralize the widest part of the veggie. Whether green, red, orange or yellow, curly bell peppers can be used raw, sauteed or roasted and added to pasta salads, noodle dishes and salads, or served as a side dish. Experiment with your curly peppers in pastas like this Bell Peppers and Pasta dish. They’d also make a beautiful addition to Roast Beef with Peppers.
Wait, we can spiralize broccoli? Yes, but just the stem. Roast, bake or saute this nutritious veggie and add it (along with the florets) to salads, pastas and stir-fries—like Beef Broccoli Stir-Fry or Noodles with Broccoli. Spiralizing the stems could put a new spin on Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli, too.
First, be sure you’ve removed the outer skin. Then spiralize away. Caramelize and add atop a steak, or add raw to a salad.