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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.

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Spiralized vegetables on a metal backgroundShutterstock / thefoodphotographer

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.

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spiralized beet and cucumber salad with avocado dressingShutterstock / Olga Miltsova

Beets

Whether you’re roasting, sauteeing, boiling or serving raw, beets add a rich, colorful splash to a dish. Spiralize the root vegetable instead of slicing to make this Chilled Beet Salad or Citrus and Roasted Beets Salad.

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Frying pan with raw carrot spaghetti on wooden boardShutterstock / Africa Studio

Carrot

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.

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Spiral vegetable slicer with cucumber spaghetti on tableShutterstock / Africa Studio

Cucumber

Make your garden salads and Cucumber Salads more intriguing. (Peel or not—up to you.)

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Jicama Slaw with PeanutsTaste of Home

Jicama

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 in Mango Jicama Salad or Jicama Slaw with Peanuts.

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Colorful green , red and yellow peppers paprika backgroundAlexeiLogvinovich/Shutterstock

Bell pepper

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.

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Bunch of fresh green broccoli on brown plate over wooden backgroundmama_mia/Shutterstock

Broccoli

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.

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Homemade pickled sliced red onion.Barbro Bergfeldt/Shutterstock

Onion

First, be sure you’ve removed the outer skin. Then spiralize away. Caramelize and add atop a steak, or add raw to a salad like Blueberry-Orange Onion Salad.

Stephanie R. Conner
Stephanie Conner is a word nerd who writes about health and wellness, food and other topics. She also writes the blog KiddosCook.com about her journey of cooking with her son and managing food allergies. When she’s not writing, Stephanie spends her time with her family, in the kitchen and on the yoga mat.

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