One of the great things about the SpiraLife veggie slicer is the ability to make veggie noodles of varying sizes for many uses.
A fun thing that we like to do is to use the smooth, flat blade end of the SpiraLife to create cute veggie garnishes. You can use carrots, zucchini, cucumbers and anything else you might find that works for you. To create radish garnishes, we recommend selecting longer radishes, such as French Breakfast radishes. These may be harder to come by, but a local farmer’s market may carry them. You could try to use regular radishes, which I have done before, but be very careful as fingers nearer to the blades can be a little risky.
Here’s how easy it is to make beautiful carrot and zucchini flower garnishes using your SpiraLife:
1. Clean and peel a large (thick) carrot using a standard potato peeler.
2. Insert the carrot into the end of the SpiraLife that has the single, flat blade.
3. Twist the carrot clockwise in a smooth, steady motion creating a wide, single strip.
4. Once desired length has been reached, remove the carrot, which will serve as the garnish strip.
5. Take the garnish strip and gently coil it around itself using its natural curve.
6. Repeat steps 2-5 for the zucchini.
7. Now take the smaller carrot coil and gently place it into the larger zucchini coil, forming a two-tiered garnish.
8. Gently insert a small toothpick into the back of the outer coil so that it penetrates both garnishes and holds them in place.
9. OPTIONAL: Push the toothpick all the way through both garnishes so that it protrudes about 1/4″ on the inside of the coil. Gently place a small cherry tomato, olive or other round garnish onto this toothpick thus completing the garnish! You can also use a very small piece of broccoli or cauliflower as the center of the “flower”.
10. Place the entire garnish onto your dish to enhance the look of almost any recipe!