This slicer beautifully shreds, slices and chops most vegetables and fruits. It has three interchangeable blades (large noodle, small noodle and slicing blade) and it is easy to use, clean, and store.
Cut vegetables and fruits into curly, ribbon-like slices. By placing the vegetable or fruit on the prongs of the wheel and turning the wheel while pushing the base toward the vertical julienne blade, the slicer produces continuous spiral strands and curled julienne strips.
If you are looking for some excitement in your vegetable preparation then our Spiral Slicer is a great way to get variety in texture and presentation. You can make bowls of veggie pasta with zucchini and yellow squash, topped with your favorite pasta sauce or cover with something yummy like tahini or tomato sauce and voila! You have a healthy, quick and fun-to-eat meal.
Try squash, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini and potatoes, sweet potatoes, Daikon radishes turnips or rutabagas. Also, tomatoes and peppers. Fruits to try include apples, pears, papaya and other melons.
Great for making home-made curly sweet potato fries. There are three blade size options, making vegetables more fun to eat for you and your kids. Just turn the crank and watch the spirals emerge. It's simple to use right out of the box, and fast and easy to clean up. It's well made and sturdy with little suction cups on the feet to keep it stable.
This one is a keeper. Anything that encourages you to eat more veggies and makes it fun for kids to eat is worth having.
Use It To Make Raw Spaghetti: To make what looks like "spaghetti" out of zucchini squash (to be used with lemon basil pesto recipe), you will need this tool.
Vegan Lemon Basil Pesto With Raw Zucchini Spaghetti [4 servings]
- 2 cups packed fresh basil
- 2 medium cloves of garlic
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup raw pine nuts
- 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon zest
- 2 heaping tablespoons Red Star nutritional yeast
- 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
- 4 medium zucchini
Run the garlic through the chute of the food processor. Add the basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and oil and process until smooth. Add pine nuts and nutritional yeast and process being careful not to over process the nuts. Set the pesto aside. Peel 4 medium zucchini, and put through the spiral vegetable slicer. Place the zucchini “spaghetti” on paper towels to dry. Put dried zucchini strands in a serving bowl, mix together with vegan lemon basil pesto and serve.
Salt and Vinegar Potato ChipsServings: 2-4
Salt and vinegar potato chips. A variation on this "potato cakes" recipe. You could also try this with sweet potato. Makes a great crunchy, salty snack.Ingredients:
4-6 small potatoes, rinsed apple cider vinegar?1-2 tablespoons olive oil salt to tastePreparation:
Using the flat blade, slice potatoes into very thin slices (they look more like potato rings). Make sure to cut a slit halfway through the potato first so the slices aren't attached. Soak potatoes in apple cider vinegar (or other raw vinegar) overnight (about 12 hours) to begin breaking down the starch. If you skip this step the chips will have a chalky texture. Drain and rinse potatoes (save vinegar for another batch!) and toss with the olive oil. Spread flat on dehydrator sheets and dry for at least 12 hours (until crispy.) Sprinkle with salt. (The salt could be added before the dehydrating but I found it was easier to gauge how much I wanted after they were dry.)
Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer Features
- Multiple blades for versatility: 1/8” (3mm), and 1/4” (6mm) spacing.
- Plus straight blade for ribbon cuts.
- Easy to insert blades
- Durable plastic construction
- Easy to operate turning wheel
- 4 suction feet for sturdiness
- Produces continuous spiral strands and curled julienne strips