We’ve searched far and wide for 30 of our favorite healthy recipes to make good use of your spiralizer! Some of these only need the small handheld SpiraLife, some require our larger crank-style SpiraLife Pro.
And now, on to the RECIPES!
1. Chicken Pho with Cucumber Noodles
To start, here’s one from our very own test kitchen! Cucumber noodles in soup?! Yep. No need to cook, no gluten, no guilt. Use the handheld Spiralife for this one.
2. Spicy Mexican Chicken Zoodle Soup
Mexican Chicken Soup just hit fiesta levels with the addition of zoodles! You can add tortilla chips and turn up the heat to suit your taste buds.
3. Avocado and Kale Pesto with Zoodles
This pesto recipe will enliven almost any spiralized veggie at hand, as well as make a wonderful party dip! For added nutritional value, you can put the avocado pit through your food processor for a slightly bitter, nutty texture to the pesto. Avocado seeds are rich in antioxidants!
4. Cinnamon Apples with Greek Yogurt
Yogurt is an amazing tummy-balancing probiotic, but store-bought brands can do more harm than good when loaded with sugar. We recommend replacing the sugar with maple syrup or honey in this recipe and choosing plain no-sugar-added yogurt to keep it healthy. Apples are a breeze using the Spiralife Pro, which will also core them. (Don’t peel them–that skin is one of the most nutritious parts!)
5. Parsnip Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage
Parsnips are a lesser-known member of the carrot and parsley family and make a nice sweet base to the bitter broccoli rabe and savory sausage. They take a little elbow grease if you’re using a handheld spiralizer, so you might want to use the Pro if you’re making a big batch.
6. Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach and Mushrooms
Sweet potatoes are such a delight when spiralized. Whip up eggs, bacon and parmesan and you’ve got a gluten-free carbonara! They’re a firm root veggie, so we recommend the crank-style mounted Spiralife Pro for them.
7. Raw Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon Herb Dressing
Switch out your zucchini noodles with spiralized chayote or broccoli stems for a flavor swap. Easily done with a few twists of our handheld Spiralife. Yum!
8. Crustless Vegetable Quiche
Quiche is always good for breakfast, but you can eat it whenever you want. This is a crustless option to make it gluten- and grain-free!
9. Raw Zucchini Pasta Salad
Garlic, lemon, tahini and mint make this a refreshingly cool salad that still fills you up. Great after a workout!
10. Paleo Pasta Puttanesca
Another gluten-free classic Italian recipe, and if you leave out the anchovies (maybe swap them out for a GF dark red miso) you can make this dish vegan too!
11. Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle
What, carrot cake for breakfast? Rich, hearty, healthy option pancakes to the rescue! This recipe takes maple syrup to a whole new level, too…
12. Paleo Chicken Scallopini
A non-traditional and ultra-paleo reboot of scallopini with strong, salty flavors of bacon, sun-dried tomatoes and capers, plenty of veggies and a much lighter approach to delicious.
13. Primal Flatbread
“Ras El Hanout” is a delicious Moroccan spice blend that, along with the explosion of veggies, transforms this flatbread into a work of art. It can be bought or made using common spices and usually goes something like this…
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Enjoy it on anything you can think of! The other end of our Spiralife handheld spiralizer does wide ribbons which work great for this recipe.
14. Spiraled Cucumber Greek Salad
This is a healthy, refreshing and delicious salad that even your kids will love. Video of the recipe is also available here. If you don’t like slicing onions (too many tears!) just run it through your Spiralife Pro and you’ll cut the prep time in half.
15. Simple Chickpea Bolognese
This roasted recipe can be done without panko breadcrumbs if you’re gluten free, and though sweet carrot ribbons go very well with red sauce, you can spiralize any veggie you please to change things up! Use a peeler or the ribbon end of our handheld Spiralife to get wide noodles.
16. Creamy Garlic Zucchini Noodles
Butter and nutritional yeast are the keys to this ultra-simple flavor explosion, making it the cheesiest cheese-free entree we’ve ever had. Tastes a lot guiltier than it is!
17. Creamy Dreamy Zucchini Pasta
The healthy fats of avocado make the cream in this dream, and turn this dish into a guilt-free splurge you can have seconds and thirds of. We prefer zoodles to matchsticks, and flash steaming the zucchini in about a cup of water to get a little bit of instant veggie broth to make the sauce smoother.
18. Zucchini Chicken Alfredo
A quick and healthy Chicken Alfredo dish with spiralized zucchini to keep it green and fresh!
19. Spiralized: Lemon Garlic Broccoli With Bacon Recipe
This is an extremely simple dish with broccoli, garlic and olive oil. You can also use zucchini as an alternative for broccoli (or use both, the more the merrier!) In less than an hour, you’ll have this wonderful and healthy meal on your table.
20. Eggs in Sweet Potato Nests
The Eggs in Sweet Potato Nests are super simple to prepare and ideal for brunch or breakfast on-the-go. They look wonderful and taste delicious. If you are on a low-carb diet, then this is definitely a great food for you. And if you like you can grate these by hand, or make quick work of this tough root veggie with a crank-style spiralizer.
21. Crispy Baked Curly Fries
This is a healthier (and curlier) take on fries. Experiment with seasonings like the Ras El Hanout we shared with #13 and bake until crispy!
22. SpiraLife Garden Harvest Banana Bread This recipe is mom’s traditional banana bread and zucchini bread in a mash-up. Sweet and hearty!
23. Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw
Here’s a quick and easy dish. Simply spiralize the veggies into one bowl and mix the liquids in another for the dressing. Pour dressing over the slaw and chill… ta dah! Use the Spiralife Pro for everything and be done before you know it.
24. Pita Pockets with Crunchy Romaine, Roasted Beets, Chicken & Manchego Cheese
Have leftover chicken or lettuce? You can use them to make this wonderful dish. This one-handed treat is great for snacking or lunch on a busy day. Grate or spiralize the carrot in ribbons with our handheld Spiralife for texture.
25. Chicken and Zoodles Asian Stir Fry
If you’re a lover of chow mein and fried noodles, we’ve got you covered!
26. Paleo Carrot Fettucine
Carrots add an earthy sweetness to this mushroom marinara recipe. If using a crank-style spiralizer, you should look for large, straight carrots to make the most of your ingredients. You can also go old-school and use a peeler for shorter, fettucine-shaped ribbons.
27. Zucchini Noodles with Eggplant and Tomatoes
The mixture of spiralized green and yellow squash make this dish brightly attractive. The eggplant and tomatoes make it more lively on the plate and in the tummy!
28. Cucumber Mint Noodles with Ginger Dressing
Reinvent cool with this delicious, light salad and very possibly develop an addiction to a sugar-free ginger dressing that just might go with and on absolutely everything.
29. Zucchini Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Nothing could be simpler than a traditional spaghetti recipe. We used spiralized zucchini instead of using regular pasta to cut carbs and boost the veggie value of this classic dish!
30. Spiralized Zucchini, Cherry and Lentil Salad
This vegan salad is a bright mix of flavors including cherries, green apple and fennel. The tart mustard vinaigrette adds a delicious balance to the sweet fruit and mellow lentils. The Spiralife Pro is best to make quick work of all these ingredients.