Spiralized

After the spiralizer hit the shelves, it didn’t take long for people to go out and buy one of their very own! For some people, it was a delicious no-noodle zucchini pesto that rocked their world and convinced them that they needed to participate in the movement. For others, it was the appeal of being able to eat raw, nutrient dense and vibrant produce in creative and yummy ways. Either way, most can agree the spiralizer is a pretty useful kitchen tool to own and use.

Whether you are a new owner or a seasoned expert with the spiralizing appliance, I can guarantee that there are so many creative and fun ways to enjoy spiralized foods.

If you’re feeling stuck in the zucchini pesto box, these spiralized pizza, soup and creative noodle recipes may be the perfect opportunity for you to pull out your spiralizer and be inspired. If you don’t have a spiralizer, a machine or hand held, you can start with a carrot peeler and get a sense for how the investment of a spiralizer could benefit you!

VEGAN SPIRALIZED BEET AND SQUASH PIZZA

Vegan Spiralized Beet & Squash Pizza

by Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • ⅔ cup of warm water
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (optional, usually I don't add)
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • Salt, Pepper

For The Tofu Base:

  • 1 300 g/10 oz package of tofu, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp of soaked cashews
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 limes, juices
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 small chilli pepper, minced
  • 1 tsp white miso
  • Salt, Pepper

Toppings:

  • 1 large beetroot
  • 1 small sweet dumpling squash
  • 4 tbsp vegan pesto
  • ½ cup of garden cress
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Photo Credit: greenevi.com

SPIRALIZED VEGETABLE SOUP

Spiralized Vegetable Soup

by Monika Dabrowski

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 large carrot
  • Celery root piece (the size of a medium potato)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 litre hot water
  • 1 heaped teaspoon salt and plenty of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each sweet and smoked paprika
  • Fresh dill and/or parsley for garnish

Photo Credit: everydayhealthyrecipes.com

CROCKPOT CAULIFLOWER BOLOGNESE WITH ZUCCHINI NOODLES

Bolognese with Zucchini Noodles

by Alissandra Maffucci

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut up into florets
  • 3/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp dried oregano flakes
  • 1 tsp dried basil flakes
  • 2 14 oz cans diced tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth, low-sodium
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5 large zucchinis, Blade A

Photo Credit: inspiralized.com

NOODLE-FREE TOFU PAD THAI

Noodle-Free Tofu Pad Thai

by Minimalist Baker

The Dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp tamarind sauce
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp Asian chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger or 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 Tbsp agave or maple syrup

The Pad Thai:

  • 5 carrots, washed and ribboned with vegetable peeler
  • 1 zucchini, washed and ribboned with vegetable peeler
  • 1/4 cup firm tofu, drained, pressed and cubed

Photo Credit: minimalistbaker.com

Sweet Potato Noodles with Garlic & Kale

Sweet Potato Noodles with Garlic and Kale

by Love & Lemons

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, spiralized
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, enough to well coat the pan
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, more as desired
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • 4 cups baby kale (or thinly sliced lacinato kale)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Squeezes of fresh lemon juice, as desired
  • ⅓ cup fresh basil, sliced
  • Dollops of pesto (this recipe with basil in place of kale)

Photo Credit: loveandlemons.com


Shopping List:

  • 1 Bulb of garlic - $0.50 (3)
  • 1 Inch piece of fresh ginger - $0.50 (1)
  • 1 Large beet - $1.25 (1)
  • 2 Large sweet potatoes - $2.00 (1)
  • 1 Large carrot - $1.00 (1)
  • 1 Large onion - $0.89 (1)
  • 1 Medium red onion - $0.79 (1)
  • 1 Celery root - $0.90 (1)
  • 2 Potatoes - $1.00 (1)
  • 1 Small sweet dumpling squash - $1.00 (1)
  • 1 Small chili pepper - $1.00 (1)
  • 2 10 oz. Packages of tofu - $4.50 (2)
  • 1 Container or jar of vegan pesto - $3.69 (2)
  • 1 Tub of tahini - $6.39 (1)
  • 1 Bunch of garden cress or watercress - $1.69 (1)
  • 1 Bunch of dill - $1.00 (1)
  • 1 Cauliflower head - $1.50 (1)
  • 2-3 Packets of instant yeast - $1.48 (1)
  • 1 Container of red pepper chili flakes - $1.99 (3)
  • 1 Package of all purpose flour - $2.99 (1)
  • 1 Package of raw cashews - $7.00 (1)
  • 1 Tub of white miso - $4.00 (1)
  • 1 Container of paprika - $1.99 (1)  
  • 1 Container of dried basil - $1.99 (1)
  • 1 Container of dried oregano - $1.99 (1)
  • 1 32 oz. Carton of vegetable broth - $3.49 (1)
  • 1 Lemon - $0.39 (1)
  • 3 Limes - $0.96 (1)
  • Salt and pepper - $2.00 (4)
  • 1 Jar of pure maple syrup - $5.99 (2)
  • 1 Large bag of carrots - $2.00 (1)
  • 2 14 oz. Cans of diced tomatoes - $1.78 (2)
  • 7 Large zucchini - $5.50 (3)
  • 1 Jar of olive oil - $4.99 (4)
  • 1 Jar of tamarind sauce - $8.58 (1)
  • 1 Jar of soy or tamari sauce - $1.99 (1)
  • Chili garlic sauce - $2.04 (1)
  • 1 Bag of baby kale - $1.99 (1)
  • 1 Bunch of fresh basil - $1.00 (1)

$90-$100 *Prices may fluctuate depending on tax, store, sale and season. I paid $95.73 this week.


References

Green Evi. (2017, September 27). Vegan Spiralized Beet and Squash Pizza. Retrieved March 2nd, 2018, greenevi.com website:

          http://greenevi.com/vegan-spiralized-beet-and-squash-pizza/

Monika & Everyday Health Recipes. (2017, February 19). How to make spiralized vegetable soup. Retrieved March 2nd, 2018,

          www.everydayhealthyrecipes.com website: https://www.everydayhealthyrecipes.com/make-spiralized-vegetable-soup/

Inspiralized. (2014, April 14). Crockpot Cauliflower Bolognese with Zucchini Noodles. Retrieved March 2nd, 2018, from

          http://inspiralized.com website: http://inspiralized.com/crockpot-cauliflower-bolognese-with-zucchini-noodles/

Minimalist Baker. (N.D.). Noodle-Free Tofu Pad Thai. Retrieved March 2nd, 2018 from minimalistbaker.com website:

          https://minimalistbaker.com/noodle-free-tofu-pad-thai/

Love and Lemons. (N.D.). Sweet Potato Noodles with Garlic & Kale. Retrieved March 2nd, 2018 from www.loveandlemons.com

          website: https://www.loveandlemons.com/sweet-potato-noodles-garlic-kale/


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