Aren’t we always trying to find a way to get more vegetables in our diets? Or maybe I should say, aren’t we always told we should do this?! But just how do we do this so that the dish looks as appetizing as it tastes? I have a solution for you in the form of a kitchen tool called a Spiralizer. (Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer Pro, 4-Blade)
There are a few brands that offer a piece of equipment that does something like the Paderno Spiralizer but this is the one I like the best and recommend. The Spiralizer is a fantastic way to creatively make dishes that contain vegetables, fruits, onions and potatoes that resemble noodles. Yes, pasta noodles, whether as thin as angel hair or as thick as linguine and a few sizes in between. The variable is the choice of blades that cut in ribbons or spirals.
The fun with this Spiralizer is how you serve the vegetables once spiralized. Salads, sautéed vegetables as a side dish, used as “pasta” with sauce and all or even my latest favorite, in a Panini sandwich. The same can be said of using fruit like apples for salads or in desserts. Potatoes (white, gold, sweet) and onions can become curly fries or onion rings that you bake and not fry for a healthier side dish. Be creative and you will find a new way to use that beet or zucchini.
Try a zucchini and onion saute with fresh herbs, garlic and a splash of white wine. Delicious. Or add marinara sauce to your zucchini noodles with a parmesan cheese topping. How about a vegetable panini sandwich with a mixture of onions, squash, zucchini, peppers, pesto and mozzarella cheese? Now all your vegetables will stay on the sandwich and not fall out!
While there are many parts to getting this spiralizer set up for use, it’s easy to do, clean up is a snap and the whole piece of equipment is packaged in one rectangular box. Literally and figuratively.
I will also share with you that you will find many books that offer recipes using this tool should you run out of ideas. With fresh vegetables being more available this time of year in your groceries or farmer’s markets, now is the perfect time to try this Paderno Spiralizer. It should be noted that there is also a 3 blade option along with this 4 blade one that I am recommending. The use of the blades and the compactness of this model are some of the fine-tuning that Paderno has done in response to customers’ feedback. I hope you will take a look and try this spiralizer. I know you are going to love it just like I do. (Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer Pro, 4-Blade)
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Cooking!