The Spiral Cutter: Your New Favorite KItchen Gadget
Looking to spruce up your pasta or salads? How about getting more green on your toast? Even your frittatas will benefit from this nifty, neat contraption. Meet your new favorite kitchen gadget: The Spiral Slicer. Now, spiral slicers or spiralizers come in all shapes and sizes (see the Paderno Spiralizer and the Spiralizer Tri-Blade Slicer), but the best kitchen appliances are the ones that are easy to clean, have a maximum of three parts and don’t occupy precious kitchen space. If they’re inexpensive, then that’s a bonus. Luckily, I’ve got you covered with this heaven sent gadget—the GEFU Spirelli Spiral Cutter.
The GEFU slicer is a small, 5-inch cylindrical piece with blades to slice sturdy vegetables; think carrots, zucchini, squash or sweet potatoes. There are open ends on each side for creating either 2 x 3mm or 3.5 x 5mm-sized spirals. Just place the vegetable in either end and get to spiraling! Suddenly you’ll have an endless strand of vegetables for your next dish! Even clean up is a jiffy—perfect for those that are rushing to make a quick meal.
Here are 4 ways I’ve used spiraled zucchini:
Fancy up your toast. If you haven’t had avocado toast, you've been missing out. It’s quite simple really; grab a slice of toast, lather on half of an avocado, squeeze lemon juice, drizzle olive oil and season with salt and pepper. I like to add a dash of crushed red pepper as well, but what really makes this a quick and healthy snack/breakfast/lunch is the zucchini spirals! Fan them out atop your toast, and get to crunching!
Texturize your salads. I dont know about you, but I’m always looking for new ways to spruce up my salads. Zucchini spirals add an extra crunchy factor and amp up your green intake. It's really a win-win.
Whip up a next-level frittata. Sure, this is probably a given, but the zucchini spirals just add to the frittata fun! They also make for an even lovelier presentation.
Swap your noodles for zoodles. Zoodles—or zucchini noodles—are a healthy alternative to pasta. Just spiral a few zucchinis, warm them with some marinara, and dinner's on the table a whole lot quicker.
There's endless ways this spiral slicer can change your life (oh the ways you could pickle or make fritters), but I'll let you be the judge.