I’m sure you’ve seen them popping up recently. Spiral cutters are showing up in commercials, on grocery store shelves, and all over YouTube. These slicers are good for making things such as hash browns, squash or zucchini spaghetti, salad toppings, and so much more. All you need is a thick veggie, and it can make any veggie from carrots to potatoes into spirals medium and large and if you twist it right, you can also make shorter strings and creating the perfect hash browns or salad toppings.
I had the chance to try one of these spiral slicers-to be exact, the SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer. It is sharp enough to make endless vegetable pasta with it’s sturdy stainless steel blades and has a handle on either side and finger guard to keep fingers from sliding onto the blade and getting hurt. It is one of the easiest to use tools I have had the pleasure of trying. It quickly slices the vegetables, I have tried zucchini and carrots so far, and it leaves very little left over to slice to use as I would like.
With it’s dual blades I can easily choose what size slices I want and create a variety of dishes. One of my favorites is the roasted vegetable pasta recipe from the Food Network. (I will share that in a moment) It leaves only a pencil sized core after slicing, which can be discarded or used for something else.(also keeps seeds out of your food! 🙂 ) Cucumbers, for example could be sliced up into spaghetti, then the leftover core can be sliced to be snacked on or added to a salad. So far, my favorite recipe is the zucchini spaghetti and then there is Cucumber spaghetti salad. (Recipes below)
The SuperSwizz makes replacing pasta with a healthier option and choosing healthy foods to eat so much easier. I can still eat as much spaghetti I want without feeling the guilt left from eating pasta full of refined wheats or carbs. (or both) It is also easy to use-just hold the handles with one hand and twist the veggie and voila! You have perfectly formed spaghetti “noodles” made from your favorite veggies!
Just as an idea of all the awesome things you can make with the SuperSwizz, here is a short list:
- Vegetable spaghetti
- Stir fry
- Hash Browns
Because of its safety features and how easy it is to use, the SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer is perfect for anyone of any age. It is easy and safe for kids to use as well as older adults who may have less mobility or suffer from arthritis. It can be used on any tough/sturdy vegetable, but works best on veggies such as carrots, zucchini, squash, and potatoes (such as russet or yams/sweet potatoes). It works much better than some of the more expensive brands and comes with a cleaning brush or is dishwasher safe making cleaning it a breeze.
Cucumber Spaghetti-just add some Low fat Italian Dressing and Parmesan cheese to garnish for a cold refreshing lunch for summer.
With the spiral slicer by SuperSwizz you can conjure up endless Julienne strips of carrot radish cucumber and all kinds of other firm vegetables. The 2 x 3 mm or 3.5 x 5 mm spirals are perfect to create vegetable stir-fries or pasta dishes and to decorate serving dishes. The combination of high quality plastic and stainless steel means it can be cleaned simply in the dishwasher. High-strength special Japanese stainless steel knives. Creation of endless Julienne stripes. Food holder and Dishwasher safe.
SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer: Stainless Steel Vegetable Spiralizer with Special Japanese Blades 2 Julienne Sizes, Perfect Spiral Cutter for Low Carb Healthy Vegetable Meals – Best Spirelli Julienne Super Cutter for various Veggies such as Zucchini, Paderno & Carrots – As seen on numerous cooking shows it’s Perfect for Low Carb Heart Healthy meals – With Manual and Cleaning Brush
- ★ Top Quality Spiral Slicer – Spiralizer with Bonus Brush for Easy Cleaning★ Feature: Special, sturdy Japanese blades made of stainless steel Create endless Julienne strips Two Julienne sizes – 2×3 mm and 3.5×5 mm Dishwasher – safe Stainless steel / plastic★ Easy and quick to operate, small enough to fit into your kitchen drawer, and works better than expensive spiral cutter products★ Comes complete with a KITCHEN BRUSH, DETAILED OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.★ Designed to make raw vegetable “pastas” with ease from carrots, zucchinis and the like, the SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer is the perfect gadget for raw foodists. From veggie spaghetti, easy stir fry, to fancy garnishes for the sushi plate, this spiral cutter makes it all so easy. It is ideal for making curly strands of firm vegetables, creating garlands of vegetables, making stunning salads and food preparations. Creating easy and healthly meals -★Simply use this vegetable spiralizer like a pencil sharpener. There will be a little leftover (like a pencil-sized core) which you can easily slice as normal. SuperSwizz Spiral vegetable slicer can cut spirals in 2 thicknesses (2x3mm & 3.5x5mm).
Try the Zucchini Spaghetti Recipes Below:
Roasted Vegetable Pasta: (Food Network)
2 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground pepper
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 28 -ounce can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup grated pecorino romano or parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
9 ounces fresh linguine
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Meanwhile, toss the zucchini and asparagus with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender, about 20 minutes.
Heat the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 more seconds. Increase the heat to medium high, add the tomatoes and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese.
Meanwhile, add the linguine to the boiling water and cook as the label directs. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta and add to the skillet with the sauce. Add the roasted vegetables and the reserved cooking water; toss to combine, then stir in the basil. Divide among bowls and top with more cheese.
Per serving: Calories 456; Fat 17 g (Saturated 5 g); Cholesterol 15 mg; Sodium 341 mg; Carbohydrate 60 g; Fiber 6 g; Protein 18 g
Cucumber Spaghetti Salad: (Eating Well)
- 2 cucumbers made into spaghetti with SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer
- 1 tablespoon rice-wine vinegar, or distilled white vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- Cayenne pepper, to taste
- Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Whisk together vinegar, sugar and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Add cucumbers and toss to coat. Chill until ready to serve.
Per serving: 24 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 145 mg sodium; 222 mg potassium.
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
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