How To Spiralize Vegetables (Without A Spiralizer!) + 2 Veggie “Pasta” Dishes

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 27, 2012

how to spiralize vegetables-4363

I’m sure many of you are familiar with spiralizer machines – famous for turning vegetables like zucchini into spiraled, curly, pasta-like strands. I first had zucchini “pasta” a few years ago at a raw food restaurant and I couldn’t get over how similar it was to regular pasta noodles. A spiralizer machine has always been in the back of my mind since then!

I found myself at Kitchen Stuff Plus last week and asked a sales person if they sold spiralizer machines.

“No, I’m sorry we don’t, but we do sell julienne peelers.”

Julienne peeler?? My ears perked up.

How did I not know about this amazing invention? I immediately bought both brands of julienne peelers they carried – you know, just in case one was a dud. And one of them WAS a dud, but the other – Zyliss brand – worked fantastically. I was literally yelling, “Yay it worked!!!” to Sketchie who was trying his best to ignore me in his Sketchie Shell (formerly known as the “cat tent”).

Meet my new Zyliss Julienne Peeler:

julienne peeler zucchini pasta-4341

UPDATE: I now use this julienne peeler by Kuhn Rikon.

As soon as I got home I made a huge bowl of pasta-like veggies using a green zucchini, yellow zucchini, and a large carrot.

julienne peeler zucchini pasta-4334 julienne peeler zucchini pasta-4337

To make it, grab zucchini or carrots and peel away like you would a normal peeler. There is no need to cook the vegetables beforehand, but feel free to heat the veggie “noodles” up in a skillet very briefly just before serving. Sometimes I eat it cold and other times warm, it just depends on my mood.

I was quite impressed with how thin it cut the strands! It gets trickier to peel as you get close to the bottom, so I usually chop up the remaining piece and either throw it in or save it for a stir fry later on.

julienne peeler zucchini pasta-4442

I’m sure using julienne peelers for this purpose is old news to many of you, but it’s new, exciting news to me. Don’t you love when you find out a cool trick?

Naturally, I’ve been julienning/spiralizing my little heart out. So far I’ve tried zucchini and carrots, but I’m wondering if it works on other veggies or fruit. I’m sure beets would work, although it would be messy. I’m pretty sure it will work on potatoes too. Butternut squash? Let me know below if you have any ideas and I will be sure to try it out.

julienne peeler zucchini pasta-4349

The first thing I made was a mix of green & yellow zucchini, and carrot “pasta” topped with my 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta sauce. It was lovely!

julienne peeler zucchini pasta-4352

Avocado pasta sauce tip – if you are looking to cut down the oil, sometimes I sub half the oil (1 tbsp) for 1 tbsp water and it’s never missed.

For some protein, I added tofu on the side. Easy, fun to eat, refreshing, and perfect for a hot summer day.

julienne peeler zucchini pasta-4371

Another fun meal I made is this yellow zucchini pasta dish with White Linen Collection Marinara Sauce, hummus, a crumbled veggie burger, basil, and Herbamare.

zucchini pasta-4446

Promptly INHALED!

If you are interested in a cheap way to “julienne/spiralize” zucchini, carrots, etc – I highly recommend trying out a julienne peeler. It only takes a few minutes, the clean up is minimal, and if you’re like me, you’ll find yourself upping your veggie intake substantially.

Let's get social! Follow Angela on Instagram @ohsheglows, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Google+

Previous Posts

{ 254 comments… read them below or add one }

[email protected] Palate August 27, 2012 at 8:31 am

Oh my god I have to find one of these!!! Amazing!!!

Reply

Jennifer April 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I’m going to try to julienne cucumber to make a cucumber salad

Reply

Nila. March 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm

That is what I was thinking would be a good use. Cucumber “noodles with yogurt, garlic etc Kind of like a taziki salad.

Reply

Nicci April 4, 2014 at 7:39 am

Oh my gosh! YUM!

Reply

Jennifer April 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I’m going to try to julienne cucumber to make a cucumber salad

Reply

Stace April 15, 2014 at 4:33 pm

I just ordered two off of Amazon for less than $8.00 each and free shipping!

Reply

Dan July 20, 2014 at 8:05 am

I had found these earlier this year and think I will now order one. amazon.com/Multifunction-Vegetable-Twister-Utensil-Processing/dp/B0099KRUSC

Reply

Carol July 28, 2014 at 7:47 am

Please read the reviews first. Sounds like a very poor quality item.

Reply

April August 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

I was craving zucchini noodles with marinara sauce yesterday but didn’t want to buy an expensive mandoline so this is super awesome! This is so going on the grocery list for next week, woohoo!

Reply

Kimberly August 27, 2012 at 8:33 am

I love this post! I was literally just contemplating purchasing a $35 spiralizer this morning, but then read this and ordered that exact peeler from Amazon! Thanks for saving me valuable kitchen space! I love your blog.

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2012 at 8:46 am

I hope you enjoy it Kimberly!

Reply

Janae @ Bring-Joy August 27, 2012 at 8:53 am

Yes, I was in the same position Kimberly. Do I want to shell out $40 for another appliance that’s going to take up yet more space in an already crowded kitchen? Love that the julienne peeler is a little guy that’ll do the job & won’t crowd my kitch.

Thanks for sharing Angela!

Reply

Jennifer August 27, 2012 at 9:13 am

Me too! I had one saved in my Amazon wish list and was just thinking of taking the plunge. This will be much easier (and smaller as the other ladies noted). Thanks Angela!!

Reply

Somer August 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

Ha! Looks like Angela caused a frenzy ;) It’s now sold out on Amazon and many other places too! Just found mine on ebay!

Thanks Angela for the amazing tip for all of us who didn’t want to shell out the big bucks or space to the spiralizer! Those pastas look amazing!

Reply

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 27, 2012 at 8:36 am

Apparently I need one of those. I bought a spiralizer on Amazon and cannot for the life of me figure out how to make it work. And the instructions are in Japanese. #epicfail

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2012 at 8:46 am

hah…I can imagine. Maybe there is a You Tube video on your particular brand?

Reply

Carol August 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

There is! Search for the Benriner vegetable slicer on YouTube and you will see a demo -)

Reply

Cindy May 11, 2014 at 9:39 am

I have the Japanese one- HATE IT! Bought the Veghetti… Not bad… Then got the Joyce Chen with attached bowl… Like that one.

Reply

Alissa N August 27, 2012 at 8:44 am

You are a genius. I need one of these peelers!!

Reply

char eats greens August 27, 2012 at 8:45 am

I think I need to get that ASAP. And thanks for posting about because now maybe I’M the very last one to know about this peeler. I was actually in Collingwood yesterday and ate at the raw, vegan place there. Of course, I ordered the vegetable salad which comes with zucchini and carrots spiralized, and it reinforced that I need a spiralizer. Well Angela, you’ve solved that problem (and funny how both occurred so close to each other!). I think it would totally increase my veggie intake too. The hubby might get sick of zucchini though ;)

Reply

Erika August 27, 2012 at 8:47 am

I just saw one of these the other day but it didn’t occur to me that I could use it to make veggie pasta of all kinds!! It definitely seems like an awesome and delicious way to eat more veggies!

Reply

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 27, 2012 at 8:51 am

Ok, can I just say how much I love that photo of the mid-peel stage on the yellow zucchini?! LOL, it’s lovely!! I’m glad you found a solution to prevent you from buying yet another kitchen gadget!! :) I love those sort of kitchen epiphanies… and I think I need a cat or dog to share those eureka moments when they happen. Or, I suppose I could just email you! :)

Reply

Andrea @ Vegvacious August 27, 2012 at 9:05 am

I love this cheap alternative to a spiralizer! I have a ton of zucchinis coming out of the garden and I would love to try this with some of them. There’s a kitchen store right around the corner from my office — I think I’m going to head on over there on my lunchbreak!

PS – isn’t that pasta sauce to die for?? I LOVE it and buy a jar every time I’m at Costco because I literally inhale it the moment it enters my kitchen!!!

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2012 at 9:55 am

Yes it is…I always have a couple jars in my cupboard at all times!

Reply

courtney August 27, 2012 at 9:07 am

i LOVE my julienne peeler! its amazing. i’ve done it with sweet potato and that is a job and a half, i found it difficult but worth it…i just won’t use sweet potato EVERY time haha…maybe potatoes would be a little easier? who knows. i also do cucumber and carrot and make fresh spring rolls SO YUMMY!

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2012 at 9:55 am

Yea I could see how firm veggies like SP and reg. potatoes could require some elbow grease. I will have to try it soon…

Reply

luv what you do August 27, 2012 at 9:12 am

I want a mandoline so bad, but you have me sold on the Julianne peeler. I was at Sur La Table yesterday and may have to run back again today. Thanks for the mouth watering dinner suggestions AND the product review!!!

Reply

Misty August 27, 2012 at 9:13 am

WHAT! I did not know this existed!!! So exciting! Hello more salads and summer rolls!!

Reply

Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) August 27, 2012 at 9:15 am

Looks delicious! I recently bought a spiralizer from Cruda Cafe and I’m obsessed. When I’m looking for a quick lunch I just spiralize a zucchini and whip up some pesto, et voila a quick raw meal! I actually posted a recipe for Summer Cilantro Zucchini Pasta today, you should check it out.

So far I have tried zucchini and carrots but I’m looking froward to trying cucumber (in disks), jicama and beets. You could also make asparagus noodles with a regular peeler of a julienne peeler.

Reply

Kare @ Kitchen Treaty August 27, 2012 at 9:19 am

Off to the kitchen store! I need this! Both of those dishes look amazing. Perfect for all the wonderful produce that’s out there right now. Yum.

Reply

Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy August 27, 2012 at 9:22 am

what a great little tool! I’ll have to get one! :)

Reply

Kelly August 27, 2012 at 9:26 am

Thank you for sharing this, I just ordered one and can’t wait to make veggie pasta :)

Reply

Lana August 27, 2012 at 9:27 am

I need one of these! My tiny kitchen is too full of machines and what-nots too so a julienne peeler looks ideal, I hope they do them in pink…. :) Really want to make the creamy avocado pasta sauce to go with some julienned zucchini’s (courgettes in the UK!)

Reply

Jill in Chicago August 27, 2012 at 9:30 am

So once you julienned your veggies into ‘noodles’, do you boil or saute them? Or just eat them raw?

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2012 at 9:53 am

You can eat the zucchini and carrots raw or give them a gentle saute. It’s up to you. Of course some veggies need to be cooked like potatoes and if butternut squash works also, I will saute it until just tender.

Reply

Jill in Chicago August 27, 2012 at 10:27 am

Thanks!

Reply

Anele @ Success Along the Weigh August 27, 2012 at 9:37 am

Ahhh that is way cool! I’m putting it on my wish list now!

Reply

Adrienne J August 27, 2012 at 9:39 am

Such a great idea Angela!! I was in dire need of a new way to prepare my typical veggies. I’ll be looking for that peeler when I go to the grocery store this morning!

Reply

Natalie August 27, 2012 at 9:44 am

Thank you! This is a game changer!

Reply

Erica { EricaDHouse.com } August 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I’ve been wanting to try spiralizing veggies for years but could never bring myself to buy a spiralizer!

Reply

Ellie @ healthy belly ellie August 27, 2012 at 9:58 am

I got a Julienne peeler a couple of months ago – and I’m absolutely in love! Such a great tool! Before that, I used to just try and cut the veggies in long- “pasta like” strands. Ha, needless to say, it wasn’t a quick task. The julienne peeler “cuts” the time by 75%. WOO!

Reply

Christa @ Edible Balance August 27, 2012 at 9:59 am

What a fabulous tool! I LOVE my spiralizer, but would have maybe thought twice on it had I known about this julienne peeler :) Thanks for the delicous ideas, I needed some inspiration for lunches this week!

Reply

Cheryl August 27, 2012 at 10:10 am

You are just full of the BEST ideas…..you have found your calling with recie creation, food styling and food coaching……running out to get one…..didn’t want to buy an expensive mandoline, so this post was appreciated. Bravo!

Reply

ilona August 27, 2012 at 10:21 am

Like some of the other commenters here, I was on the brink of ordering a spiralizer but was also thinking about where to store it in my tiny kitchen that is already *so* full of clutter. :)
Thanks to this post I just ordered the same julienne peeler for only a few euro’s in a Dutch webshop that’ll deliver the peeler to me tomorrow morning already. Yay!
So thanks a bunch! :)
-Love from the Netherlands-

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

Wow that is speedy! I hope you like it :)

Reply

Rachel August 27, 2012 at 10:30 am

I have one of those! I make zucchini noodles :)

Reply

Gloria August 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

What a great idea! Thank you :)

Reply

beatriz August 27, 2012 at 10:36 am

I need to know what costco pasta sauce you are referring too? unless I make my own I find most sauces taste very gross out of a jar

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

It’s the White Linen Collection Marinara. I did a couple mentions of it in previous posts: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/03/02/7-foods-im-loving-right-now/ I agree – most jar sauces arent great but I cant get enough of this marinara.

Reply

Beatriz August 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Thank I will be sure to try it!

Reply

Alison (Fueling for Fitness) August 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

I have a spiralizer and although I LOVE it, it is a pain to clean, and takes up space! I’m trying my best to downsize over the next few months to just keeping the essentials…. and I’m tempted to just get one of these and sell my spiralizer! I’m sure it would actually result in me eating *more* veggie noodles thanks to an easy clean up. Thanks for this post!

PS. I made your no-bake chocolate torte yesterday for a surprise farewell party and it was *SUCH A HIT*. You’ve become my resource for when I want to make desserts guaranteed to impress. :)

Reply

Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset August 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

Oh my goodness! This is GENIUS!!! I must try this asap! I’ve wanted to try spiralled pasta, but have never gotten around to actually buying one. This is awesome.

Reply

[email protected] August 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

This is new to me, too and I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. I will be purchasing one of these very soon. Looks super simple and what a great way to increase the veggies in your diet.

Reply

Livvy August 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

GREAT POST!!! I am a Gadget Girl. Love gadgets of all kinds. I did not know about this one, but now I will be getting one STAT! How fun. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try it out.

Reply

Danielle August 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

BEST. ADVICE. EVER. I have been trying to figure out a way to make zucchini pasta at home for a while now without getting the big machine. Thanks!!!

Reply

Tracey August 19, 2013 at 7:45 am

I just use my large cheese grater, no need for an extra kitchen gadget…. makes great big fettucine-like zuchini noodles.

Reply

Lauren August 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

I’m sure this is a dumb question, but do you blanch the ‘noodles’? Or just eat them raw? Cool trick though! A healthy way to get your pasta fix without all the carbs. :-)

Reply

Nobody August 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

oh wow… i MUST have one of those!!!

Reply

Alyssa August 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

I love making raw noodle dishes! This looks yummy :)
I use daikon for noodles because it absorbs the sauce a but more and I like the texture I guess.
Here’s one of my favorite noddle recipes – I use daikon instead, and sesame seeds rather than hemp.
http://www.rawfoodrecipes.com/recipes/oodles-of-raw-noodles-spinach-basil-pesto.html

Reply

ellen August 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

Awesome find! I just added one to my cart at amazon.com for the next time I order with them. I can’t wait to make some new packable lunches!!

Reply

Jessica August 27, 2012 at 11:02 am

I bought one of these a few weeks ago at the Acme and I love it. I do yellow squash roasted with parmesan cheese!

Reply

Lisa August 27, 2012 at 11:14 am

This is perfect!! I just went to a raw food demo at Rawstock on the wknd and the chef used a spirulizer…now i don’t need to get one!! You are the BEST angela!!!

Reply

Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy August 27, 2012 at 11:44 am

This looks awesome. I have been wanting to make zuchinni noodles forever! Thanks for the tip.

Reply

Emma Sullivan August 27, 2012 at 11:53 am

Omigosh I love this!! I was so convinced that I immediately went on eBay and bought one for $10. I am always looking for new ideas to make vegetable dishes. I’ve been vegan for about 6 months and I use Oh She Glows as a resource almost exclusively :) I am so thrilled at the way my journey has started and I don’t intend to look back! So this is a little belated, but: Thank YOU!!! :D

Reply

Nathalie August 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I figured this out about 6 months ago when I found a julienne peeler at Cayne’s in Toronto. I’m curious which brand your dud was though because mine isn’t great. I got the OXO brand and find that at the very top when I start peeling, the teeth don’t catch so the strands are all stuck together at the top and I have to separate them myself, which is pretty annoying.

Reply

Danielle August 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm

It is funny you posted about this tool today because I just inherited one! I have wanted a spiralizer for a while now, and on my Grandmother’s recent trip to Italy, her cousin was using a spiralizer and she thought it was the greatest thing ever! She couldn’t find one but she purchased a few of these julienne peelers and gave one to me. I can’t wait to try it out!

Reply

Martine August 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

How funny – I posted about my julienne peeler just last week! It is an awesome, useful tool that doen’t take up much room (but is a lot of fun). I call noodles made out of vegetables “voodles”, and you can read more about them and a recipe I made from the Blissful Chef (avocado dijon dressing – yes please!) on my blog. I imagine the julienne peeler is really useful for making veggie sushi. Daikon voodles tossed with toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, Braggs, and ginger juice and topped with sesame seeds is delicious.

Reply

Averie @ Averie Cooks August 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I have a gadget similar to that but it never worked for me. I tried to push firmly into say a zucchini and it would really slice. It just dinged up the zucchini but never made strands. So for 29.99 I do love my spiralizer or even an old fashioned peeler to just make ribbons. Your gadget looks nicer than mine – I think I need yours!

Reply

Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife August 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm

What a great invention!! Definitely need to purchase one!!

& I love your avocado sauce! It looks like it would be delicious on the zucchini noodles!!

Reply

Laura @ My Pink Thumb August 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Just added this peeler to my wishlist on Amazon!! ;) I am so inspired now!

Reply

Jillian @ Persnickety August 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Thank goodness my mother works at a kitchen store! This is fabulous, and definitely beats my struggle with a cheese grater! :)

Reply

Meg August 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Cucumber is another great vegetable to use for spiralizing. It goes really well with the avocado sauce.

You can also use a regular peeler to create wider, more substantial noodles.

Reply

Elyse August 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

This is awesome! This post made me laugh because when I first moved out on my own, I accidentally bought one of these peelers thinking it was a regular peeler. For years (seriously, years!) I attempted to peel potatoes and other veggies with it, only to get frustrated by my “screwed up” peeler. I just grew accustomed to peeling things with a knife, or not at all. Eventually I learned, and bought myself a new peeler. But I still have my julienne peeler way back in my cooking supplies drawer, and now I finally have a use for it!!

PS – I make at least one of your recipes a week. You clearly put so much time and effort into your recipes and posts, and I thank you for all the work you do! Cheers :)

Reply

hannah alehandra August 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Oh my GOD!
I just bought the same one, brand and everything, off amazon after seeing this post. Thank you so much Angela :D Best idea ever!

Ps, the yellow courgette mid peel photograph is fantastically executed. Kudos.

Reply

Eileen August 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

A julienne peeler is a great idea! Love these raw noodles with the avocado sauce. :)

Reply

Kaitlin @ A Taste of Bulmer August 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I loveeee this!!! I am now planning a detour to bed, bath, and beyond on my way to the grocery store. Also, loving the avocado sauce. Something I need to make asap. Thanks for sharing :)

Reply

Willow August 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Haha! I’ve never actually heard of a ‘spiralizer’ but have always wanted a jullienne peeler! I love the colors of using all the different veggies… will have to do that! Just as soon as I get my hands on one of those peelers… ;)

Reply

Lauren Deck August 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Is this something I can order on Amazon from your wish list? I can go find it myself too, but I figured if you get to benefit from it too, that would be awesome :) Thanks for this great post. I was just contemplating an expensive spiralizer…

Reply

laura August 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Thank-you! I’ve been wanting some zuchini ‘noodles’ but can’t afford a new machine. I’ll have to look out for that brand :)

Reply

Andrea August 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I know what you should julienne! Kohlrabi! I’ve actually been looking for a julienne peeler but haven’t found one near me yet, so I’ve just been slicing my veggies very thin (and of course, this takes forever!) for a bunch of kohlrabi, carrot, and radish slaws lately! If you’ve never tried kohlrabi before, do so! It’s delicious and so are the greens. I have a ton from my garden!

Reply

Donna August 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I’ve just ordered one of these I did not even know they existed, Nor did I know you could make zuccini pasta so I’m going to give that a go.

I’ve been really impressed with Zyliss gadgets, I have their garlic press and it’s by far the best garlic press I’ve ever come across.

Reply

Michelle August 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Brilliant! Definitely picking up one of these!

Reply

Lisa @ the raw serenity August 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Great post!
I bought a spirulizer that fits in the size of my hand. I had never seen anything like it before but it works so damn well!
I’ll blog about it soon too.
It’s so god to see that their are so many ways to make these noodles :)

Reply

Sonal August 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I’ve been meaning to try Zuchinni noodles for a long time! This looks SO COOL….and I have a feeling it will definitely increase my veggie intake! :)

Reply

Alli McGinnis August 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I LOVE all of your receipts! I shared one of my favorites on my Blog this morning! Thanks for keeping food healthy, interesting and fun!

http://allimcginnis.blogspot.com/

Alli xo

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Thanks Alli, I’ll check it out :)

Reply

Ang W August 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Yes yes YES!! Ange what perfect timing!! I have been trying to figure out a good healthy alternative to noodles, other than spaghetti squash… I just started a new job cooking for a food program with specific restrictions/parameters and have been stretching my brain for new ideas. This is SUCH a great idea! I will probably order this peeler today. Thank-you!

Reply

Sharon August 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Thanks for posting this great tip Angela, I have stopped by Kitchen Stuff Plus store today already near where I live and bought exactly the same one, love the orange colour….and it was only $5.99! What a great price for such a valuable kitchen tool. No need to purchase the Spiralizer anymore that I wanted…..once again, thanks Angela.

Reply

Laura August 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Love it! I have a great spiralizer, but there are so many people I feel could benefit from it, and I can’t buy them for everyone. I think this is going to be a great gift idea!

Question: do you heat the avocado sauce before putting it on the raw noodles, or does that ruin the sauce? In the past I’ve made it with hot noodles, and not heated the sauce itself.

Now, how about sweet potato noodles with some sort of vegan sour cream sauce. Maybe turn them into little nests by pan frying and stuff them with something? Or do some sort of sesame oil/almond butter sauce Asian style?

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Hey Laura, I heated the noodles just a bit and served the cream at room temp. You can probably heat the sauce very gently but I wouldnt overdo it due to the avocado. Love your ideas by the way!

Reply

Laura August 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Thanks Angela!

Reply

Liz August 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Just saw a youtube video about the ideas spiralizer and started searching for it…Thanks for the post, off to get one before the end of the week.

Reply

Michelle August 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm

So amazing… went and bought one today and it worked like a charm. Had jullienned yellow and green zuchinni with marinara sauce and a crumbled OSG perfect veggie burger… YUM! I do love new techniques/tricks so keep ’em coming :)

Reply

Kathryn August 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm

That first photo is beautiful!

Reply

callah August 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm

this will help me so much! can’t wait to get my hands on one and try it out

Reply

Heather August 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Just ordered one on Amazon for $7.99!
Thanks!
You always have the best ideas!!!

Reply

Charlie August 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I NEED a julienne peeler now.

Reply

Theresa August 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm

This is a genius idea. I’ve been wanting to try spiralized veggies but I just can’t fit one appliance in my kitchen. A peeler like this is small and it works. Will be ordering this immediately.

Reply

Jessica August 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Thank you so much for posting this! I have been wanting to make zucchini pasta for the longest time, but couldn’t figure out how to do it without a spiralizer. This technique would be perfect to make veggie haystacks using squash and then baking it – yum!

Reply

Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 27, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Ahh this is awesome! Thanks for sharing this!

Reply

Laura August 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I can’t wait to try this! I love all your recipes!

Reply

Katie August 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I have to echo everyone’s THANKS for the great idea! I’ll be you could make an awesome asian-style slaw with it too… with some apple in it… mmmmm.

Reply

Bex @ Vegan Sparkles August 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

haha, YES! I’ve got almost the same one. How great are they??!!!
Your meals look divine, too!

Reply

Jen P @ passporttobliss August 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I gotta go shopping this weekend!!! Julienne peeler here I come!!!

Reply

Kari @ bite-sized thoughts August 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm

This is a perfectly timed post Angela :) I have been using a regular vegetable peeler to make very flat (*very* flat!) noodles and pondering how to upgrade to something a bit more pasta like. This looks brilliant, and I love that it can be packed away in a drawer to take up no space when not in use.

Reply

Susan August 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

wow – thanks for the fantastic idea. I have a ton of zucchini to use up and was contemplating a spiralizer but I like your idea better. Am going to get one this weekend and try your avocado sauce which looks deadly. I know I’ve said this before but I truly love your site and your recipes – they never disappoint!

Reply

Ksenija August 28, 2012 at 3:25 am

Julienne peeler? What a great idea. Sometimes the easiest things don’t come to ones mind. Thanks for the tip – I am already checking amazon if I can find one.

Reply

Tanya @ playful and hungry August 28, 2012 at 3:30 am

How funny, this is the way I always made my veggie pasta! I almost felt like I was the only one without a spiralizer!

Reply

Sarah August 28, 2012 at 6:23 am

Now that is friggin smart, Angela! Thank you for the idea. I will definitely try it out once I come back from my trip :)

Reply

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers August 28, 2012 at 6:31 am

I am a gadget freak and i need this tool in my life!! Your salads look amazing!!

Reply

Michelle @ Eat Move Balance August 28, 2012 at 6:45 am

I love spiralizing veggies! It adds some flare to the usual zucchini or carrot. And you can make some creative new dishes. I just starting trying it this summer, and everyone (myself included) loved it!

Reply

Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit August 28, 2012 at 6:55 am

Wow, this is brilliant! I just got rid of my spiralizer in the move so something like this in our smaller space would be AWESOME!

Reply

Lana August 28, 2012 at 7:57 am

I have ordered my julienne peeler!! They sell them (for UK people) on Amazon.co.uk :D Woohoo! Very handy as my oven decided to die yesterday!! Hope it comes soon :)

Reply

Lana August 28, 2012 at 8:01 am

I have ordered my julienne peeler!! They sell them (for UK people) on Amazon.co.uk :D Woohoo! Very handy as my oven decided to die yesterday!! Hope it comes soon :)

Reply

Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama August 28, 2012 at 8:48 am

Just found another thing to add to my Christmas list!

Reply

leah o August 28, 2012 at 9:12 am

I’ve been trying to figure out how to spiralize without a spiralizer for weeks! Thanks so much for this post its like you read my mind

Reply

Dreena Burton August 28, 2012 at 9:19 am

That is so colorful! I heard something similar before, and yet have never tried it. What an inexpensive solution, you have brought an affordable, healthy option to thousands today! :) And, I love your use of yellow zucchini. They are overlooked sometimes, and yet so beautiful with their color (and sometimes less bitter under the peel). Will share this up – fabulous stuff, Angela!

Reply

Andrea August 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

Angela…LOVE your site and all of your recipes! The second I read this, I ran to my kitchen drawer realizing I had one of these ‘amazing inventions’ all along and NEVER knew it could do this (where have I been???)! I was so excited, told my hubby to come check it out…he did not find the same excitement as I did LOL :) Thanks for posting this, I will be using it for sure! Just made your roasted tomato basil pesto……..MMMMMMMMMMMM, divine – LOVED it!

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm

hah that is too funny! Well, for what it’s worth I would have jumped for joy rght along beside you. Eric didnt quite understand my excitement either..

Reply

Liz o August 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

Awesome idea! I just ordered one to help make thinly sliced veggies for my 10 month old daughter!! (and of course for myself as well!). Thank you!!

Reply

Kate August 28, 2012 at 10:54 am

Thank you so much for this post! I had been wanting a spiraler forever but did not want to dish out that cash! My mom always said I needed a Juilenne Peeler I just never invested,
it is now on my list of things to get when I am out today! So excited!

Reply

Hilda August 28, 2012 at 10:57 am

Not sure if it’s been mentioned, but I’ve heard you could use pumpkin and it’s supposed to be great with tomato sauce. Haven’t tried it yet, but I will soon.

LOVE your avocado sauce, by the way! It’s fantastic!

Reply

Joy August 28, 2012 at 11:20 am

This is news to me – and I’m loving it! I can’t wait to try one out…though I think I better add “more carrots and zucchini” to my list too! Thanks for the great tip.

Reply

Michael Dawid August 28, 2012 at 11:37 am

Hi,
I got this recipe from Vegan Magazine (UK). I made it today – it`s great! 100% raw
It includes wakame and shitaake (anti-viral)

Wakame marinate (I left it marinating overnitght)
1 oz wakame (rinsed and pre-soaked)
2 tbs tamari
2 tbs maple syrup
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cayenne pepper
Combine everything and mix well. Let it marinate overnight (there`s 1 hour in the recipe but for me it was too short and wakame still had that unpleasant see taste & smell)

For shiitake mushrooms
4 shiitake mushrooms sliced (i chopped them finely)
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs tamari

Do as with wakame

For the noodles
1 big or 2 medium courgettes (zucchinnis)

Sprinkle with sesame seeds
Yum! :)

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Sounds delicious :) Thanks for sharing!

Reply

Jessica August 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm

OK – so i must throw out a HUGE THANK YOU for introducing me (and the rest of your peeps) to this ah-mazing tool! Seriously, not normal good! I made the vegg salad with tofu and avocado sauce for lunch , and WOAH !! Serious veggie party in my mouth!!
THANKS!

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 28, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hey Jessica, glad you loved it so much! Thanks for letting me know.

Reply

Sarah August 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I’ve wanted to make veggie noodles for so long, but I’ve always been too intimidated to try. Thanks for providing an easy solution. I’m going to buy one today!

Reply

Genevieve August 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I have one of those tools and I love using it to make zucchini noodles…My only issue with it is having to be careful not to julienne my own hand or finger in the process! I actually just used it recently to make a combination of zucchini, carrot and beet noodles, like you suggested. The beet was a bit trickier because of its rounder shape, so I couldn’t get many nice long strands with it. But it turned out to be a fun dish to eat, especially coated in a creamy avocado sauce that I made too!

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 28, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Glad to hear you enjoyed it! I will have to try beets soon..just bought a huge bag at the market this weekend.

Reply

Jill August 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm

My daughter is vegan and loves to try new things. Went to Amazon, the “in stock” count was going down as I looked at the Zyliss. Managed to snag one! Sending her to your page. She will LOVE it!

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Thank you Jill – glad you got one!

Reply

Gena August 28, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Ha! I posted on zucchini “tagliatelle” today (using a veggie peeler) and a reader just commented to let me know that you’d just posted on a similar topic yourself :) I have that zyliss peeler, and I love it for carrots! What a wonderful looking dish.

Reply

Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life August 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Love this!! Those “pasta” dishes look wonderful!! Amazon here I come…

Reply

Erica August 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I’m always looking for ways to eat up the squash that comes in the CSA! This is a great tool. Thank you for sharing,

Reply

Ashley August 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I wish I had known about this Zyliss Julienne Peeler sooner! I bought a horribly expensive mandoline for this purpose a couple months ago that is just awful. It barely works and every so often my husband will glance up at our dust-gathering mandoline, look at me and shake his head because I had to bat my eyelashes at him to get it and now it never gets used. In my defense if it worked…or if I didn’t have to worry about losing a finger every time I used it, it would be utilized as much as promised at the time of purchase!

Reply

Tammy August 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I have contemplated buying those crazy spiralizer contraptions but couldn’t make myself buy such a large clunky one-trick kitchen device. Had seen these julienne peelers as an alternative but always wondered if they did the job. Thanks for the tip!

Reply

Colynn August 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

Thanks for this post! I went straight to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and got the Titan Julienne Peeler after reading this (they didn’t have Zyliss)…amazing. ♥

Reply

Amanda August 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

Guess everybody went straight to Amazon to buy their new Zyliss julienne peeler… they’re temporarily out of stock! I just HAD to order one after this post. My friend has been raving about her spiralizer but I don’t want to shell out for one without knowing how much I’d actually use it. This julienning idea looks quick and easy, so thanks for saving me some money! :)

Reply

Connie August 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Well, they are now apparantely all out of stock. Looks like you have quite the influence on shoppers. :)

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm

That’s funny! Hopefully they will have more in stock soon :)

Reply

Michelle {LiveLoudly} August 29, 2012 at 9:53 pm

This looks great! I’ve been looking for an alternative to pasta. I haven’t been a fan of large carb lunches or dinners for a while but I have a huge craving for pasta right now. Have you ever tried gluten free pasta? I’m always hesitant to try it out.
Showed my cook (boyfriend) the tool – he wants one now!
-Michelle

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) August 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Yes I have and it’s quite good! My only complaint is that the brown rice pasta tends to get super firm after being chilled (such as leaving leftovers in the fridge). Not sure if other GF pastas are like that too. Either way I think its nice to get a variety of grains and there are so many options now.

Reply

Radhika Sarohia August 30, 2012 at 3:40 am

That vegetable pasta with avocado sauce looks delicious
I tried making a carrot pasta once before but it didn’t come out very well, I’ll try again though

Reply

Kari August 30, 2012 at 9:25 am

I had never heard of one of these before either! After I read this post I found myself turning into the only Salvation Army I’ve found so far in my new city, and there was one lonely julienne peeler!
Works very well and was only $1.30, so much nicer than cutting the zuchinni by hand!

Talk about good timing, Thanks!

Reply

Sarah August 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

For anyone having trouble finding the Zyliss julienne peeler online or elsewhere, I just found it at Winners (in Nova Scotia) for $5.99! HomeSense would probably have them, too. Happy peeling :)

Reply

Moni Meals August 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Doesn’t it just change an entire dish completely! We all need this tool! ;) great post and pictures!

Reply

kendra August 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I found this peeler at my local grocery store today by the produce for only $5.99! I saw amazon has them listed at $14.47- the price has increased as demand has gone up. That’s just wrong.
Angela- thanks for the product hilight- ive wanted a spirializer for a year now but didn’t want to pay $30 for one. This peeler works perfectly.

Reply

Jennifer August 30, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Zyliss makes the best garlic press, too. Easy easy to use, clean, lasts forever, ( mine is 15 years old) and you dont have to peel each clove if you don’t want to, though I usually peel half to put closer too the holes. If you leave a little of the skin on the clove, the press pushes all the garlic through and only a bit of papery skin remains.

Thanks for the heads up about the julienne peeler. I will get one. Are they also called a mandeline? They are used to make Thai papaya or cucumber salad also.

Reply

Eva August 31, 2012 at 1:59 am

My first thought was, well nice but it’s not pasta after all, is it, but I gave it a try and sauteed the veg in a bit of olive oil and added some sea salt – it was fantastic. You can really stuff yourself full for hardly any calories – great when you’re trying to loose a bit of weight!
I’m wondering – would this work with aubergine? The texture is a bit rubbery so it might actually come close to real pasta. I’ll have to try this one out.
I’ve seen pasta exchanged for steamed cabbage on another blog, that’s also a great idea when you’re trying to keep the carbs down.
Thanks for these fab ideas, Angela!

Reply

Amber from Slim Pickin's Kitchen August 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm

This is so exciting! I had no clue these things existed! I’ve already started scouring Amazon & Ebay! Thanks!

Reply

Adrianne September 1, 2012 at 8:24 am

I’ve been eyeing spiralizers on amazon but hesitate to spend the money because I’m not sure if I’d use it as much as I think I would. Thank you so much for this low cost suggestion!

Reply

eatingRD September 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

Wow such a neat tool! Going to have to find one of those. Much easier clean up too.

Reply

Katie September 1, 2012 at 11:40 am

I have one of these!! Just discovered it this past winter! And yes, it IS amazing!!!! However, I can only manage to do the soft vegetables. HOW in the world did you julienne peel the carrot without ripping your fingers apart?!

Also, I chop the bit up at the end, as well :)

xx

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 3, 2012 at 10:02 am

Hey Katie, it takes a bit of practice! I try to hold the top very very firmly in place.

Reply

Erin September 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Oh my gosh, I think you just changed my life…! Thank you!

Reply

Janni September 1, 2012 at 9:18 pm

THANK YOU for this article! I have linked to it from my blog. I actually just read the article last night and lo & behold when I was at the organic market today, they HAD this exact Julienne Peeler! I bought it. Cannot WAIT to try it out!

By the way, your blog is fantastic! I have added it to the links section on my own (new) blog. :-)

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

Thank you Janni, have fun with the peeler! im obsesssssed

Reply

Danielle September 2, 2012 at 10:03 am

A few weeks ago I read on the Purely Twins blog about making “curly” fries… Spiralizing (or using a julienne peeler!) on sweet potato fries and then baking them in the oven. Haven’t tried it – but look very cool and tasty!

Reply

Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See September 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Love veggie “noodle”! spaghetti squash is my favorite :)

Reply

jo @ including cake September 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

wow wow wow…off to buy one right away, just hope they do decent ones over here in the UK too (i guess i’ll find out!)
x

Reply

jamie September 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

This is SO cool! I am trying to get pasta and ‘white’ stuff out of my diet. Whole wheat pasta tastes awful. I love this…a salad but not a salad.

Reply

Jade C September 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Wow, Angela thank you!! I was looking for a decent spiralizer for ages that wouldn’t cost me all my savings ;) and now after reading this post I have ordered one of these :D just waiting for it to arrive any day now – so looking forward to using it!! One step closer to raw ;)
Jade C

Reply

Katy September 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm

This is such a great idea!

Reply

Danielle September 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I use the Zyliss Citrus Zester to make my vege-noodles. I don’t know how well it would work with firmer vegetables but it makes lovely, thin zucchini noodles. I’m glad to hear the Zyliss Julienne Slicer works well! The julienne slicer I have is terrible and sadly all of my attempts at making julienne strips with it have resulted in failure; I’ll have to splurge on a Zyliss! :-)

I generally always have my raw noodles with pesto but I love the idea of having them with the citrus avocado sauce! I know what I’m having for lunch today! :-)

Reply

The Vegan Chemist September 6, 2012 at 8:47 am

Hello!
Don’t know if anyone had said this but I tried it with beets a few weeks ago (to put into fresh rolls and sushi) and it was a a little difficult because of the shape of the beet. The strips weren’t as long and not nearly as perfect as carrots or zucchinni. Regardless, still fun!!

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) September 6, 2012 at 8:59 am

Thanks for reporting back! I havent tried it yet but will soon. :)

Reply

stephanie September 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

The “noodles” with the avocado sauce absolutely divine!

Reply

Cookie and Kate September 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Well dang! I want one of those!

Reply

Tara September 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I LOVE Kitchen Stuff Plus!! They always have the best prices on everything!

Reply

Jessica September 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I just bought one of these on amazon.com for $8. Amazon.ca didn’t have it in stock. Way cheaper and easier to store than the spiralizer. Can’t wait to try it.

Reply

Lindsey MM October 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I bought one of these after reading your post and have had amazing raw pasta this last week :) — this truly does work really well. Thanks!! Also, love the pasta suggestions — had a leftover spicy black bean burger and some roasted veggie hummus that were great toppings with some fresh herbs!! Also great avocado sauce :)))) love avocados!!!!

Reply

Sheryl November 1, 2012 at 5:37 am

Not sure if it’s been mentioned, but parsnip is yummy with the carrots and zucchini!

Reply

Robin November 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I have a question….. Do you peel then steam the veggies or leave them raw?

Reply

Mary November 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

That…is a revalation!!!!!

Reply

Ruth November 17, 2012 at 12:17 am

Wow, I had no idea it was so simple to get vegetables into thin little shapes like that! I can’t wait to get a peeler to motivate myself to eat some more vegetables =) The zucchini pasta dish looks positively delightful. Do you have any other recipes to recommend that don’t involve avocado?

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

its amazing with pasta sauce and a crumbled up veggie burger :)

Reply

emaliah82 November 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I have been wanting to purchase a spiralizer for a year now but just never got around to it. Ran to a local kitchen store and got the Oxo julienne peeler. It works fabulously and is much cheaper I might add! I sauteed some yellow summer squash and zuchinni “noodles” in coconut oil (MN fall weather calls for warm food) then topped it with a spicy peanut sauce I made. SOO delish! Thanks for the fabulous tip!

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) November 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

so glad you got it and liked it!!

Reply

Michele December 4, 2012 at 5:32 am

I bought one of these today after reading this post last night. I was Google searching for spiralizers and your post was included in the outcome. My zucchini and carrots looked pretty fancy pants tonight! My 8 year old didn’t complain about the zucchini in her salad – she worked the peeler magic on it…I think she thought it was cucumber :)

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

awww thats so great!

Reply

Livie Leonard December 7, 2012 at 9:28 am

I have been using a similar jullienne peeler for year. Brand name is Kiwi and it is made in Thailand. http://www.amazon.com/Kiwi-Pro-Slice-Peeler/dp/B000L8FZMY
You can find this peeler in many Asian grocery stores for approximately $4-5. In Thailand, the peeler is especially used to grate green (unripe) papaya — an essential ingredient for som tam (raw papaya salad). Som tam is a salad pounded in a mortar and pestle with the following ingredients: green papaya, sliced green beans, cherry tomatoes, peanuts, raw garlic, one or two chili peppers, palm sugar, peanuts, dried shrimps, fish sauce, and lime juice. Som tam can easily be veganized by leaving out the dried shrimps and replacing the fish sauce with a salty soy sauce, a vegan fish sauce, or some plain salt. Absolutely delicious on a hot summer day with Thai sticky rice!

Reply

lara December 10, 2012 at 11:35 am

I LOVE MY PEELER.
For a quick salad dish I julienne 2 cucumbers and sprinkle them with almonds and lots and lots of lemon juice.

Reply

Sarah December 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm

woo hoo! I too was contemplating a spiralizer when I came across this post. Now I own the Zyliss and am eating my first bowl of zucchini pasta with lovely avocado dressing.

Reply

Katelyn January 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

OH MY GOD MY BIRTHDAY CANNOT COME SOON ENOUGH

Reply

carmen January 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm

where can i buy this jul. peeler?

Reply

Greta January 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Don’t know where you are but I’m in Nova Scotia, Canada and wondering if I might buy the
julienne peeler in this area. I have recently gone vegetarian and this sounds like a great way to up my intake of veggies. Thanks for the info and to all the ladies for their comments.Will look for one this weekend.

Reply

Melissa January 13, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Hi Greta…I am in Charlottetown…couldn’t find a zyliss in town, but they did have peelers at a couple of the kitchen stores and I bought one…I think it was OXO brand. It worked well. I did see a zyliss on Amazon for about $7 and if you buy over $25 it is free shipping. I didn’t want to wait though…..I am a bit impatient.

Reply

Melissa January 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm

I bought a julienne peeler a few days after reading this post- couldn’t find a zyliss, but got an “OXO(?)”……thank you for idea…the peeler worked wonderfully!

Reply

Greta January 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Thanks Melissa for the info. on the julienne peeler.I did see one in one of our kitchen supply stores. It too was an oxo. I will go back to get it this week as I couldn’t find a Zyliss. Perhaps an American brand.
I love the idea of making my own vegetable “spaghetti”…….sounds interesting.

Reply

Jean D. January 20, 2013 at 11:49 am

Thank you so much! I have a spiralizer on my Amazon wish list, but couldn’t bring myself to buy another bulky gadget. Off to Amazon now to find this cool cool toy.

Reply

Tess February 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I knew about these from a friend, just like you, she made me a raw zuchinni pasta with coconut butter sauce…OMG, and it stayed in the back of my mind….until I read your article and promptly ran out the door to finally buy one of those thingy’s, ran home and made a carrot/zuchinni salad with a cashew butter sauce (in a spinach wrap with tofu) and now I feel like a smug git. I’m going to sew a special pocket in all my clothes so I can carry it everywhere. BTW your posts are very funny. I love your stuff, please hurry up and write that book!!

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm

“I’m going to sew a special pocket in all my clothes so I can carry it everywhere” omg this is the funniest thing I’ve read in a while. thanks for the giggle!!

Reply

Miranda February 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Thank you! I just ordered mine, thanks to you this poor college student just saved some cash!

Reply

LaKerah March 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

Thank you so much for the tip! I can’t wait to try it. Like you, I tried these “pasta” noodles at a health food store (Whole Foods) and loved them! Now I can’t wait to go to BBB to pick up a peeler and go to town!

Thanks a bunch!

LaKerah

Reply

Michele April 17, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Do you mind telling which one was the dud? I was notified by a friend that the Spiralizer is at its lowest price on Amazon right now and I’m contemplating getting one, but a julienne peeler would take up so much less room and be even less expensive! Amazon has several peelers, and I even have my mom looking at Walmart for a julienne peeler when she goes later this evening.

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) April 19, 2013 at 8:54 am

Hi Michele, The brand of the dud is “Progressive” – I just bought a spiralizer recently after seeing my friends and I LOVE it…doesn’t take up much room either.

Reply

Melinda April 28, 2013 at 11:04 am

Brilliant! I had a julienne peeler tucked in my utensil drawer waiting for just this opportunity! Thanks for sharing! I updated a favorite Asian Noodle salad and ate the whole thing myself – guilt free :o) I can’t wait to try making noodles out of other vegetables.

Reply

Lisa May 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Searched high and low for a julienne peeler. Found a nice OXO brand at JC Penny for $10.

Reply

Lynn May 6, 2013 at 12:13 am

Thanks for this post! I found a Profreshionals brand peeler at a local grocery store for about $5 and it works great.

Reply

Tom Scurr May 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

THANK YOU SO MUCH for this post. Saved me 40 quid on a spiralizer, got a julienne slicer for £1.25 on ebay. Excited for zuchini pasta!

Reply

sharon May 12, 2013 at 8:39 pm

My daughter introduced me to the julienne peeler last week when i visited. I have just purchased one it not tried it yet. Looking forward to the experience. I am still considering a spirilizer but confused as to which is best. Would love to hear from those who “love” theirs. Thanks

Reply

Camila May 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm

The Zyliss people should give you some money cause I just bought it too!

Reply

Christine June 8, 2013 at 8:55 am

Hi I LOVE YOUR BLOG ,
I am vegetarian/vegan almost all my life and I too have a major love for animals
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing wonderful helpful creative blog
Thanks too for the tip about using no spiralizer especially if you are poor and broke such as myself lol
G*d bless
Feel free to email and chat about anything/everything

Reply

sally July 1, 2013 at 8:09 pm

I bought the orange branded one after reading this recommendation and its excellent. So glad I didn’t get a spiralizer and really helpful to be able to enjoy “pasta” dishes with others even though I eat paleo. Thanks for the review!

Reply

DJ July 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm

My favorite Italian restaurant makes any pasta with the veggie noodles as an alternate to regular pasta & I love it! Today I went to the Internet to find out how to make the veggie noodles & viola! Your website was the first to appear! Thank u! The tutorial was perfect! I made a veggie marinara with it tonight & even my carb-loving hubby agreed that this will go into our monthly meal rotation. Reading the reviews someone mentioned using the julienner for spring rolls- oh the time this will save me with the carrots & cucumbers!

Reply

june July 12, 2013 at 11:40 am

HI
took your advice.Dumped idea of expensive spiralizer bought Zyliss.Fantastic product came today.Will out buying lots more veg to have a go with tomm.
Thanks again.

Reply

Lisa Johnston July 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Was it the OXO Good Grips Julienne Peeler that you tried and didn’t like? I was just wondering because that is the not me our grocery store had.

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Hey Lisa, I don’t recall the brand for sure, but I don’t think it was by OXO. Hope you find one you like!

Reply

Gillian July 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Thanks for this! Was wanting to buy a machine but I’ve been banned from more gadgets. This was pass under the radar!

I found your site via a friend and I love it! One thing? If ever you can, you should think about putting metric measurements out there… a large market in Europe for this kind of site.

Keep up the good work :)

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) July 31, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Thanks for your suggestion Gillian, I would love to provide metric too! I guess I need to just take the plunge.

Reply

Linda Nanfria August 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm

I’ve been doing this for years with th shred blade on a Cuisinart Food processor–it takes 1 minute. I do find shredding vegetables helpful in eating healthily.

Reply

Julie August 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Oh my goodness, thank you for this! I used a coupon at a homegoods store to pick up a set: Titan brand stainless steel peeler tool and garnish tool. They both work great. The garnisher is PERFECT, oh my gosh! I’m sitting here with a big bowl of zucchini and carrots with that AMAZING avocado sauce on it. You’re my hero right now.

Reply

Robin August 23, 2013 at 12:44 am

I’m in LOVE with this peeler. I read this post a couple of weeks ago and after a little debate, ordered this exact tool from amazon. I mean come on, I could totally spare $8.54. It arrived this afternoon and during my entire yoga class this evening all I could think about was making a zucchini and carrot dinner. I whipped up a quick spinach, cilantro, lemon juice, garlic, and avocado pesto to toss the peeled veggies in and sliced up half a tomato to put on top. Then I sat on my porch eating my delicious raw dinner! Thanks for giving a great new idea to this teen vegan :)

Reply

Diane September 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

I looked at the reviews of this particular item and it was not good . Perhaps they got defectives ones?

Reply

Bekkah October 16, 2013 at 11:17 am

Hi! Thanks for sharing! Could you post the recipe for the White Linen Collection Marinara Sauce, hummus, a crumbled veggie burger, basil, and Herbamare you shared the delicous photo of?

Reply

chelsea December 29, 2013 at 11:54 am

where did you get this peeler from?

Reply

Lavinia January 15, 2014 at 4:56 am

Thank you for this! I was looking at a spiraliser but this is a far better solution for my little kitchen and to give vegetable noodles a try first!

Reply

carol January 16, 2014 at 8:39 am

a great source for inexpensive, organic tomato sauces is Trader Joe’s.
one of my favorites is the organic tomato with mushrooms.

Reply

steve February 13, 2014 at 7:44 pm

We just bought a peeler today.The best rig for sure.Gonna be using that alot as we have been on the clean eating path and are cutting out bread and pasta.worked great for zuccini and carrots.

Reply

Sandy February 18, 2014 at 2:32 pm

I saw this and got myself a peeler. One night coming home late from work, I remembered I had zucchini in fridge that needed to be dealt with and I remembered this! I had frozen avocado halves in freezer and promptly took out 2 halves to allow thaw time while peeling my “pasta”! Once the zucchini was done I threw it in a bowl. I mashed and minced 3 garlic cloves (I love garlic) with a pinch of salt and then in a separate bowl I got the avocado flesh out and mashed with fork. Added to this the garlic, a tablespoon or so of Veganize mayo to make a thick sauce, sea salt and pepper. Dumped on top of “pasta”, mixed and OMG!! So good I made it the next too! :) Thank you!

Reply

dottti February 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I was just about to purchase a spiralizer when I read your web page.
I have found out that my Kenwood mixer has a blade that does Julian strips.
I have never used it before. You have, therefore, saved even more money.
Thanks for your excellent idea.

Reply

Marion February 25, 2014 at 8:46 am

Randomly came across this entry when I was looking at your GF recipes :) I bought a Zyliss yesterday after reading this, but mine broke straight away (on a carrot). Just wondering if yours is sensitive to breaking? The plastic didn’t break, but the blade kept falling out, if that makes sense? Thanks x

Reply

Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2014 at 10:10 am

Oh no! Sounds like a defect. I would try to email the company and ask for a refund or exchange.

Reply

gale March 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm

I was going to buy one of the spiralizers as well-until I saw your post! Hurray! Thank you for posting this!

Reply

Aleena March 12, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I just found this at TJMAXX for 3.99 …thanks for the great idea… Now I can get some veggies in my preschooler

Reply

Gisele April 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm

This is so funny to a 50+ year old! After my 23 year old daughter told me she wanted one I had to google spiralizer to know what she was talking about. After looking at the $36 gadget on Amazon, I was shocked. I actually have a two in one vegtable peeler and julianne slicer that works great. I use it on cucumber, zucchini, yellow squash and carrots.

Reply

Carola April 12, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Thank you!!!!

Reply

Melinda Meyer April 24, 2014 at 11:30 am

I saw in your cookbook that you bought a vegetable spiralizer. Do you like the one you bought? I am trying to decide which one to purchase.

Reply

Lyndree May 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Hi, Angela. Thanks for this entry. I just bought my julienne peeler and am excited to make raw veg noodles. :)

Reply

Liz June 22, 2014 at 8:29 am

OMG! I just purchased a zyliss peeler online! I cannot wait to try this! So awesome :)

Reply

Tracy July 6, 2014 at 4:09 pm

awesome! I didn’t want to have to spend a fortune. Thanks for sourcing this out!!

Reply

Sarah August 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Last week my naturopath put me on a low-carb, low-sugar diet with a meal plan that’s a bit stricter than what I’m used to eating in order to balance my hormones. Sometimes it’s hard to stay determined to follow it – but then I tried this recipe with your avocado sauce and found it seriously life-changing! Thank you for creating this incredible blog!

Reply

Chris August 16, 2014 at 7:51 am

One of my favorite salads is from a Vietnamese restaurant and it has these thin strips of cucumber, green mango, and apple on it. The slight bit of sweet from the fruit is amazing! Definitely try fruit!

Reply

Golden September 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

I happen to have the same Kuhn Rikon julienne peeler. It was one of those things that I bought and forgot about and fell in love with again after finding it in the dark recesses of my drawer, after sacrificing the julienne blades on my Japanese mandolin to my sister. Does the julienne peeler give the same mouth feel on the vegetables as the spiralizer, though? Also, what you can you julienne as a pasta substitute besides zucchini, summer squash, spaghetti squash, jicama and daikon? Thank you!

Reply

Golden September 18, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Also I love to pickle carrots and daikon with my julienne peeler! It takes a while, but someone said you can also use the shredder blade on your food processor; just put the carrots and daikon in horizontally to get long shreds!

Reply

Christine @ Taste of Divine November 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Oh my gosh I had no idea something like this existed! I’ve wanted a spiralizer for a while now but I have a small kitchen. This looks like the perfect tool for me :) I just bought it–thanks!

Reply

Joy alexander November 26, 2014 at 12:01 am

Hi, well I went up to my favourite kitchen shop and they had SOLD out of the one you recommend, so I went for next one down the line, came home had a zucchini and carrot and your lovely advacardo topping and much to my surprise the julienne worked just wonderful, couldn’t believe my eyes as they came off the gadget. I am so thrilled I found your site as I was hunting for the fancy pancy expensive as advertised on TV and all but bought one when I found your site, thanks a zillion. Come on ladies …need some more ideas for vegs please. Anyway tis wonderful, am really pleased.

Reply

hunter December 4, 2014 at 4:22 pm

i just wanted to say thank you!! all your recipe’s are beautiful, exciting and easy to prepare!! thank you for sharing your talent! and thank you for being vey detail oriented!! have a beautiful day!!!!
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️love with love and sincerity…
hunter~

Reply

veronica January 3, 2015 at 11:54 pm

I love this thanks for sharing.

Reply

Barbara January 24, 2015 at 4:37 pm

I’ve been looking at spiralizers all week! Stumbled across this blog entry, although I know this blog and have an “Oh She Glows” smoothie recipe from the cookbook stuck on my fridge with a magnet. I called the kitchen store in my little village and they have the julienne peeler for $7. I’ll be there tomorrow, having zucchini/carrot pasta for dinner. Thanks Angela! :)

Reply

Peggy All February 1, 2015 at 1:32 pm

I am a big fan of your cookbook. And Green Monsters. It was a delightful surprise to find your article and recommendation for the Zyliss julienne peeler. Mine should be delivered via Amazon Monday. I anticipate many more delicious meals courtesy of Oh, She Glows.

Reply

Patty February 28, 2015 at 11:53 pm

I can’t tell you how happy I was to read this post. My child was recently diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease and I thought I was going to have to buy a spiralizer to make the veggie pasta. I am so thrilled not to have to buy one! The avocado pasta sauce looks yummy.

Reply

Kim May 1, 2015 at 10:14 am

Hi,
Did the doctor put your child on a special diet. I have had IBS for so many years and told by doctors to eat more roughage, that’s it.

Reply

KichenGirlss April 21, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Wow! Those are mouthwatering indeed.

Reply

Kim May 1, 2015 at 9:53 am

Amazing! Seeing your post today is good timing as I was just reviewing the many Spiralizers available. Definitely will pickup a julienne peeler first. Good work!

Reply

Christine August 3, 2015 at 10:24 am

This is such a great article!! I had no idea how to get the perfect veggie noodles without breaking the bank!

I was wondering what the best way to cook the actual noodles would be!

Thank you!

Reply

raman January 26, 2016 at 11:01 pm

plz add me to mailing list i luc ur recipes

Reply

Jennifer April 6, 2016 at 10:07 am

I am going to purchase this on amazon and give it a try! I have arrived to the party (and these amazing recipes) late, but I am loving them! Before I submit my order, are there any other kitchen essentials that I should add to my cart before I hit order?? I am waiting for your book in the mail! Thanks for sharing with us.

Reply

Angela Liddon April 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

Hi Jennifer, welcome! I’m so happy you’ve found my blog, and hope you love the cookbook when it arrives. :) In terms of kitchen essentials, you can check out my Amazon store here to see some of my most-used tools: http://astore.amazon.com/ohshgl02-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=3. Hope this helps!

Reply

buzz April 13, 2016 at 6:37 pm

thank you so much for recommending a julienne peeler. i was just about to invest in a spiralizer, albeit reluctantly b/c of its size, when i decided to look and see what others do. voila, your blog popped up. i just placed my order for a julienne peeler and am waiting for it to arrive! thanks, again!

Reply

Angela Liddon April 14, 2016 at 7:44 am

So glad you found this post helpful!

Reply

Jean May 9, 2016 at 2:26 pm

I bought a cheap one at my grocery store. No teeth but it makes beautiful wide zoodles (about 1/2 inch wide). My dh was skeptical, but I lightly sauted them in a bit of olive oil, added a bit of cheese & he was sold!
I’ve heard of people doing broccoli stems, butternut squash, jicamas, sweet potatoes. Guess there’s no limit.

Reply

Laura McCloskey May 31, 2016 at 11:16 am

I did not know this utensil even existed! No muss, no fuss, love it. I put a link to ‘oh she blogs’ so the readers of ‘the kitch’n can come to this web page!

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: