Pretty much everyone who is familiar with spiralizing equates the gadget to zoodles. But spiralizers have so much more to add to your recipe repertoire than just a gluten-free alternative to noodles!
In an era where gluten and dairy free options are becoming the norm, the spiralizer makes foods like sweet potato, carrots and zucchini (just to name a few) into a great alternative carbohydrate base. A spiralizer is an affordable kitchen tool that quickly transforms your favorite veggie into thin, curly noodles. With a concealed blade and an easy-to-use hand crank, the spiralizer is a simpler alternative to the mandolin and a less messy grater. Spiralized foods make wonderful pasta, but can also be incorporated outside of the noodle realm. They’re great on flatbreads, salads, and even as a thin base for a pickled version of your favorite vegetable. While they are predominantly advertised for vegetables, fruits can be spiralized as well. If you’ve always wanted the apples in your apple pie to be just a bit more thin and uniform, the spiralizer is your new best friend. The options are endless, and I would urge you to consider them all.
Spiralized fruits and vegetables are a healthy, low calorie, high fiber alternative to your standard carbohydrate packed noodle. Start your spiralized meals off right with these nine recipes!
9. Spiralized Sweet Potato Pad Thai
This plant-based version of a Thai staple is full of nutrients and flavor. The sweet potato provides a perfect substitute for the standard rice noodle, but with less cooking time. When combined with spinach and protein-packed tofu, this spiralized Pad Thai is a one-pot meal. Combine leftover peanut sauce with any other cold spiralized vegetable for a healthy side-salad that is easy on the go.
8. Blueberry Sweet Potato Waffle
That’s right, people, spiralized waffle. If you thought you couldn’t possibly spiralize a sweet potato and throw it on a waffle iron, you are dead wrong. This waffle brings more complex carbohydrates to the waffle base, with the antioxidant power of fresh blueberries. This meal provides a perfectly filling breakfast option, but if you’re in the mood for something a bit more savory, feel free to get creative and use the sweet potato waffle base for a breakfast pizza crust. Spiralizing is a time to get wild.
7. Shoestring Curly Fries
Homemade fries can be difficult to master at home, but the spiralizer makes them quick and easy. These baked fries skip the high caloric content of the deep fryer without losing any of the flavor. We’ve provided creamy ketchup and honey mustard as dipping options, but feel free to dip these in any kind of sauce you prefer. These spiralized fries keep for great leftovers, and can also provide the base to a nacho meal with some added cheese, salsa and avocado!
6. Spiralized Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Kale Enchilada Bowls
This meal is the epitome of less is more. With limited ingredients, these enchilada bowls pack a flavor punch. The sweet potato provides a healthy foundation combined with vitamin-rich kale and a perfectly smoky adobo sauce. If you need a meal that’s easy to bring for lunch at work, these enchilada bowls fit the bill. If you’re in the need for more protein in this bad boy, add some shredded chicken or sauteed tofu. Add a little more sauce and this bowl can be served over spinach for some added greenery if that’s what you’re feeling.
5. Spiralizer Greek Zoodle Salad
Zoodles are a fun way to refer to zucchini noodles if you’re into abbreviations and zucchini noodle is just one too many syllables for you. Whether or not that is true, this salad is nutrient rich and bursting with flavor. Garbanzo beans add protein to this colorful salad, but chicken or tofu can be added as well. This recipe is good for a work salad, on the go, or in mass for a summer party. If you have leftover spiralized carrots, add them for some crunch or completely substitute for them if carrots are more your speed.
4. Sweet Potato Fritters with Creamy Herbed Yogurt Dip
These delicious sweet potato fritters are a healthy snack or appetizer for any time of day. Sweet potatoes are packed with antioxidants, fiber and vitamins making these fritters a step above the rest. Baked to perfection, they’re a great appetizer on their own or in combination with a salad for a little more fiber. You can’t go wrong with these crispy, delicious treats!
3. Zoodles Lo Mein
If you’re looking to incorporate more vegetables into your diet and you’re tired of the same old salad routine, then this zoodle dish is for you. Spiralized zucchini noodles provide the base for Lo Mein sauteed broccoli and peppers. Our Lo Mein sauce is a perfect combination of sweet and salty, finishing off this meal with the best flavor. If you’re looking to add a protein, this would pair great with sauteed chicken, beef or tofu. This dish is great leftover, but it may be hard to save some for your lunch tomorrow!
2. Spiralized Sweet Potato and Parsnip Kugel
What is a Kugel, you ask? Kugel is traditionally a sweet or savory casserole with a potato base. We’ve paired spiralized sweet potato with parsnip in this savory kugel that is so quick and easy you won’t believe it! While it is great on its own, it can also be dipped in a sweet or tangy sauce (any of our fritter sauces will do). Packed with nutrients and protein, skip the utensils and take this kugel on the go. Adding some of your favorite vegetables on top with some melted cheese makes this kugel a spiralized flatbread and adds some color.
1. Spiralized Vegan Sushi Bowls
Cooking vegan can feel overwhelming at first with limited ingredients. We are here to prove to you that cooking vegan is easy, flavorful and incredibly healthy! These sushi bowls are not only colorful and beautiful to look at, but they’re full of all the vitamins and protein you need to get you through the day. If you can believe it, this meal takes only 10 minutes. So, not only are you a happy vegan, but you’re not slaving away for the result for too long. Enjoy!