Spiral Slicer Sweet Potato Fries & Zucchini Noodle Soup

I have been considering purchasing a vegetable spiralizer for a long time. They range in price from under $10 on Amazon to upwards of $100 for the Kitchen Aid Spiralizer attachment. When I began to seriously consider getting one, I noted that the “As Seen on TV” small model sold at my local Fleet Farm for around $15. I checked Amazon & the Kitchen Active Spiral Slicer small, hand-held model was $7.97 with free Prime shipping. I got that one!

I use my Spiral Slicer so much more than I thought I ever would! Zucchini is amazing when prepared with the spiralizer & I actually can sub it for noodles in soup. All b.s. aside, I have never been able to pretend that spaghetti squash or soy noodles are pasta–but zucchini reallySpiral Slicer Sweet Potato Fries works! It has a soft texture that holds up in a sauce and it retains the flavor of whatever it is cooked in. That is why zucchini is great in brownies. I have played around with my Spiral Slicer a lot in the past couple of weeks, told everyone I could about it, and have two great savory recipes to share. They are easy, healthy, and basic.

I have been making zucchini noodle soup with broth, zucchini & carrots several times a week. After I experimented with spiralizing carrots, I knew I needed to try sweet potatoes! The Spiral Slicer can handle sweet potatoes–you just need to trim off the sides & you will get smaller pieces than when you use soft veggies like zucchini. I found a recipe for oven-baked sweet potato fries from Inspiralized that was exactly what I needed. Both recipes are super easy, quick, Spiral Slicer Recipesand tastier than you imagine!

Sweet Potato Fries (small serving)

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste (I added ground Pink Himalayan salt once they were finished)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 (F)–They burned at 350 (The Inspiralized recipe calls for 400!)
  2. Peel & spiralize the potatoes
  3. Toss with olive oil, paprika, and garlic powder
  4. Spread out on a baking sheet
  5. Bake for 10 minutes
  6. Toss potatoes
  7. Bake an additional 10 minutes (20 total)
  8. Remove from oven, salt, and enjoy!

Zucchini Noodle Soup (two large servings)Spiral Slicer Zucchini Noodle Soup

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups broth (I used beef)
  • 1 Tbsp liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  1. Boil the broth in a large saucepan over medium heatSpiral Slicer Recipes
  2. Spiralize/slice the zucchinis & (peeled) carrot (you will have about 1 inch left of each veggie–that is as far as you can spiralize)
  3. Slice the onion
  4. Add all ingredients to the boiling broth & stir well. Reduce the heat to low.
  5. Let simmer for 20 minutes, stir occasionally
  6. Remove from heat & serve in bowls

The sweet potatoes fries are a fantastic mix of sweet & savory flavor and that soup is so flavorful! The apple cider vinegar adds a hint of citrus & the paprika brings a pleasant smoky note. The zucchini absorbs the flavor of the beef broth well. The soup has complex flavors for something that is ridiculously easy to make! Have you tried a Spiralizer, Kitchen Aid attachment or small Spiral Slicer? I love mine & for under $8 it has been a great introduction to spiralized veggie dishes. I picked up a couple of apples yesterday & I am brainstorming on dessert ideas right now!

 

 

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