A couple of days ago I spoke with Jacque (Nacho) about my favourite kitchen tool – my spiralizer. I really do love it, and think that everyone should have one. It’s easy to use and clean, and helps me sneak veggies into my diet. Today I had spaghetti bolognese using zucchini instead of pasta. I thought I’d take some pictures for those of you haven’t been exposed to the awesome spiralizer before.
It’s so simple to use! Cut the zucchini into chunks (so both sides have flat edges), put the chunk between the handle and the blades, turn the handle – that’s it! I make the chunks about 4 to 5 inches long so the ‘spaghetti’ is not super long! ‘Spaghetti’ strips will come out on the other side (I collect them in a bowl that I keep in the sink). There is always some zucchini left over. I cut up the leftovers and add it to my sauce. I heat the zucchini in hot water for a couple of minutes before eating it with my yummy bolognese sauce (made with lean grass-fed beef and tomato sauce).
I bought this one through Amazon.ca (I’m sure it’s on Amazon.com too). There are others out there, but it was the one with the best reviews for the best value when I bought it. If you have kids they will definitely have fun using this, and it might help you sneak some veggies into their food too. It comes with 3 blades. I use the smallest blade for ‘spaghetti’, but have used the other blades for cucumber, carrots, sweet potato (baked curly fries anyone?!) and other veggies. Veggies seem tastier when they are curly. 🙂
If you hadn’t guessed yet, I highly recommend the spiralizer!