I have been hearing things about spiralizers all over the place, and decided to take the plunge and order one for myself. I ordered mine from Ultimate Nourishment and it arrived the other day. I was so excited! I got the Metro Garnisher – Saladacco 1645. I was pretty confused when I first started researching these, because I didn’t want to use it to garnish anything, I wanted to use it to make zucchini pasta and other things of that nature. This claimed it did just that, among other things, and for $19.95, I figured it was worth a try!
The only complaint I have with this is that it didn’t come with any real directions. I had no idea what I was doing. I still don’t know if I am doing it right! The device is pretty small, which I was surprised about at first. It’s probably good its small because boyf might literally kill me dead if I bring another appliance into the kitchen! The zucchini was bigger than the spiralizer!
I cut the zucchini in 2 section, and put it in the spiralizer, and just started twisting the top. I didn’t know if it was going to work at first, but then I looked into the bottom and it was spiralizing up a storm!
These were my first couple attempts, and it looked weird to me, but it was doing its job!
There are two different settings. You can do strands, which are pictured above, or you can do ribbons, pictured below. I experimented with both, but I think I like eating the strands best. It gives it more the feeling like you are eating pasta.
I heated up some leftover pasta sauce. I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to use white or red sauce with this. I went with red, because that’s what I had, but I really think it will be good with either.
This bowl spiralized one WHOLE zucchini! Think of all the fabulous nutrients and vitamins in this bowl! Yum Yum!
So tasty! I mixed it all together in a bowl and it was good to go! It was kind of weird at first because the zucchini was cold and the sauce was hot. All together it wasn’t as hot as normal pasta, but it was really good! I can’t wait to make it again!