New kitchen gadgets are my downfall. This is a strange phenomenon as I don’t cook much at all. No matter…..I still like to collect them.
One of my Facebook friends posted a pic of veggie “noodles” she made with a Spiralizer. I had no idea what that was so I did a Google Search. I found out there were several different kinds. I found this pic on Amazon, so I’m guessing this is what she used.
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I was finding myself wanting to try this, too. Then, I checked my email this morning, and there is an email from my Skinnytaste newsletter…and would you believe the recipe mentioned using a Spiralizer? That was too strange. So, now, I really wanted something that would make my veggies look like noodles, too.
Unfortunately, I live in a small town. I didn’t want to wait for Amazon, and besides, it wasn’t Prime. So, I thought and thought. I started thinking that maybe that “As Seen on TV” stuff had something like that. Sure enough, they do. It is called the Veggetti. Well, it’s not exactly like a Spiralizer. It is smaller and quite a bit cheaper, about 1/2 the price at $14.98. Best of all, though, an online search told me my local Wal-Mart had it. So off to Wal-Mart I went so I could fix myself a spiralized (kind of) Greek salad for lunch. Danny had to work so he missed out.
I did get the spirals. I was a little disappointed, though, on how wet the cucumber and resulting spirals were. I possibly didn’t dry it well enough after washing. I also peeled it, and I don’t think I would do that next time. After I looked at the recipe close, it looked like the peel was still on it. I also used an English cucumber like the recipe called for. I think I might try a regular one next time. That might have helped with the wetness problem, too. However, I did get good spirals. Update: When I read the reviews it said to leave the peel on at the end so it will grip the holder. I guess it pays to read directions.
So, I blotted the spirals as dry as I could (without taking too much time as I was really hungry) and made my Skinnytaste Spiralized Cucumber Salad. It wasn’t as crunchy as I would have liked, but it was really good.
If you haven’t seen this site before you are in for a treat. Wonderful recipes and she includes the nutrition and Weight Watcher points, too! Go on, you can tell me. I’ve got big shoulders. Her salad looks better than mine, I know. 🙂
All in all, I like my little Veggetti. I will use it again.