Move over, conventional pasta! A new kitchen toy has arrived, and it will change the way you view almost every dish. It has many common names, such as spiralizer and zoodler, and there are a bunch of companies out there selling attachments and competing devices, depending on your kitchen size and needs.
One of the devices is called the “Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter,” — an hour-glass shaped device that can easily transform any vegetable into pasta. “The Veggetti is great because I feel like I'm eating an entire plate of linguine guilt-free, since it's essentially just zucchini and sauce,” said consumer Tiffany Lee, 25, to Medical Daily. “I'm also getting an arm workout doing all the prep work, so that's a plus!” Another device, called the Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer is similar to the Veggetti, but it attaches the vegetables in a different way; it has a full contraption where the vegetable sits in between a blade and a wheel.
All of these kitchen aids work by slicing vegetables like zucchini, carrots, cucumbers, squash, or any cylindrical-shaped veggie into thin (or thick, depending on your preference) spirals. These devices are especially helpful because they allow for users to enjoy “pasta” without all of the calories — they’re getting more vegetables than they would with a normal pasta dish. “The arm workout is fun because there's a sense of accomplishment that comes with the guilt-free meal,” Lee added.
See the Veggetti at work:
Here is a tutorial on how to turn a zucchini into pasta using the Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer:
Take a look at some dishes Instagram users have posted using one of these tools: