Official Inspiralized Guide: How to Spiralize a Vegetable

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While I can’t offer you a “How to Spiralize” video (that’s in the works!), I have put together a  guide with better pictures, including what blades make which noodle/pasta shapes. Moving forward, you can access this guide on the “How to Inspiralize” page!

In this tutorial, you’ll notice that I’ve labeled the blades “A,” “B” and “C.” In all of my recipes, I will be referencing these letters. For example: “2 zucchinis, Blade A.” This means you should use the blade I’ve labeled as A for that particular recipe. Let’s get started….

How to Spiralize a Vegetable

Place your spiralizer on a suctionable countertop service. Push down to suction the cups onto the surface and secure the machine for spiralizing. Place your desired blade into the top slot.

Prepare your vegetable for spiralizing. You can first peel it, if the recipe calls for it. If not, proceed with the vegetable with skin. Cut the ends off the vegetable. Then, cut it in half.

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Place the center of any side of the vegetable onto the cylindrical part of the blade. Push in to secure.

step2

Push the teeth of the spiralizer into the other side of the vegetable, securing the vegetable in the machine.

step4

Turn the handle with the teeth clockwise, while using the other handle for leverage. The vegetable noodles will come out the other side of the blade – you might want to put a bowl underneath that side of that spiralizer to catch your noodles.

step5

Yes! You’ve spiralized a vegetable. Now, here’s your guide to which blades make which noodle shapes.

Blades and Shapes

Blade A: This blade makes ribbons, similar to a pappardelle.

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Blade B: This blade makes a thicker spaghetti noodle, a combination of Blade A and Blade C.

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Blade C: This blade makes thin spaghetti noodles and when the vegetable is small, it can make angel hair noodles.

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And there you have it – a guide to spiralizing and a guide on the blades. Goodluck and have fun! if you run into any problems, I’m happy to help – my e-mail is on my Contact page.

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2 thoughts on “Official Inspiralized Guide: How to Spiralize a Vegetable

  1. KayoticSewing

    Ali, Thanks for the step by step instructions!

    I’ve had this spiralizing gizmo for a while – tried sweet potatoes with it and din’t enjoy it much…. so it went to basement and haven’t been back for a year now. But seeing veggies inspiralized on your blog in many yummy recipes, made me go look for it in the basement and give it a try again. Just had spiralized zucchini sauted in coconut oil with onions and spices… yumm! I am trying to get back to eating Paleo again and many thanks for making me give this gizmo another try!

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    1. Inspiralized Post author

      KayoticSewing, thank you so much for this very kind note! Coconut oil with onions and spices – mmm! The spiralizer makes such great paleo friendly meals, I’ll try to keep posting more recipes for paleos! Thanks for visiting.

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