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What kind of noodles can you make with a Veggetti spiralizer?

The Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer

Veggetti

Best for: quick set up, small quantities of noodles, small “footprint” on the counter, and traveling.

This inventive, hourglass-shaped kitchen utensil is easy to use, easy to clean, and lightweight enough to carry with you when you travel. If you can imagine a pencil sharpener large enough to accommodate a zucchini, then you’ve just imagined the Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Slicer and how it works.

The Veggetti has two blades:

BLADE A” — Thin Spaghetti-sized strands, rings and crescents.

BLADE B” — Thick udon or linguini-size strands, rings and crescents.

Veggetti blades

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This post is an excerpt from “The Complete Vegetable Spiralizer Cookbook” by J.S. Amie. The book explains how to spiralize like a pro, and provides more delicious recipes than you can shake a stick at!  Want a copy for yourself? Click the image below to pick it up on Amazon!
Complete Vegetable Spiralizer Cookbook

 

How Much “Pasta” Will It Make?

How much pasta

For most traditional pasta recipes, the default ingredient is 1 pound of pasta, which yields 4 cups of cooked pasta. In the following recipes, 4 cups of vegetable spaghetti will be the standard ingredient. To get 4 cups of vegetable pasta from your veggies use the following guide. Equivalents are approximate depending on the size of the vegetable.

  • Beets — 8 medium beets, trimmed = 4 cups beat pasta
  • Broccoli — 6-8 trimmed broccoli stalks = 4 cups broccoli pasta
  • Carrot — 8 medium carrots = 4 cups carrot pasta
  • Cauliflower — 1 head of trimmed cauliflower = 4 cups cauliflower “rice”
  • Cucumbers — 3-4 medium cucumbers = 4 cups cucumber pasta
  • Jicama — 2 whole jicamas = 4 cups jicama pasta.
  • Potato — 6 medium potatoes = 4 cups potato pasta
  • Radish — 2 Daikon radishes = 4 cups radish pasta
  • Squash — 4-6 yellow squash = 4 cups squash pasta
  • Sweet Potato — 3 medium sweet potatoes = 4 cups sweet potato pasta
  • Zucchini — 3-4 whole zucchini = 4 cups zucchini pasta

 

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This post is an excerpt from “The Complete Vegetable Spiralizer Cookbook” by J.S. Amie. The book explains how to spiralize like a pro, and provides more delicious recipes than you can shake a stick at! Want a copy for yourself? Click the image below to pick it up on Amazon!
Complete Vegetable Spiralizer Cookbook

The best (and worst) veggies to use with Paderno-style spiralizers

The best (and worst) veggies to use with Paderno-style spiralizers

Best veggies to use with the Paderno spiralizer

The Paderno is particularly good with soft and less dense vegetables and can easily handle larger vegetables that have a diameter of up to 5 inches.

  • Apples—particularly nice when cut into the “udon” size
  • Cabbages—great for shredding.
  • Zucchini—terrific for large zucchini.
  • Yellow Squash—also terrific if the squash is large enough.
  • Onions—for fast shredding.
  • Larger vegetables (up to 5 inches in diameter)

Worst veggies to use with the Paderno spiralizer

  • Beets—are difficult for the Paderno to slice because they are so dense and tough. Turn the crank slowly for best results. And always peel the beet before spiralizing.
  • Carrots, Turnips, etc—unless you can find huge carrots or turnips, most carrots are simply too small in diameter to be spiralized by the Paderno. Large carrots also have a tendency to crack on the Paderno. Use a Veggetti or Julienne slicer instead.
  • Small zucchini—if your zucchini is less than 1-1/2” in diameter, it will produce more waste than noodles in the Paderno. Use a Veggetti or Julienne slicer instead.
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This post is an excerpt from “The Complete Vegetable Spiralizer Cookbook” by J.S. Amie. The book explains how to spiralize like a pro, and provides more delicious recipes than you can shake a stick at!  Want a copy for yourself? Click the image below to pick it up on Amazon!
Complete Vegetable Spiralizer Cookbook

The best (and worst) veggies to use with Veggetti-style spiralizers

The best (and worst) veggies to use with Veggetti-style spiralizers

Best veggies to use with the Veggetti:

The Veggetti works best with vegetables that have a tubular shape like zucchini, or cone-like shape like a carrot. The vegetable needs to be able to fit into the blades, and you need to be able to turn the vegetable easily in order to produce nice pasta strands. Therefore, any irregular shaped vegetable, or any oversized or undersized vegetable will not work very well. Use this tool for vegetables sized between 1-1/2” and 2-1/2” diameter. Anything smaller causes too much waste, and anything larger simply cannot fit!

  • Zucchini—snip the nose off the zucchini, and use the stem on the other end as a handle to guide the vegetable through the cutter.
  • Yellow squash—snip the nose off the squash, and hold the vegetable along the thin end (the stem end) so that the thicker part of the vegetable is turned into noodles and there’s less waste.
  • Cucumbers—snip the nose off, peel most of the skin but make sure to leave the skin on the gripping end so your hand doesn’t slip!
  • Carrots, Turnips, and other similar roots—cut ½” from the stem end (the thick end) and grip the thin end. This provides more noodle and less waste. Be careful to choose carrots that are not cracked, as cracks will cause short circles instead of long strands of pasta.
  • Sweet Potatoes, Yams, Potatoes, Beets—if the potato or beet is large, you may need to cut it down to a size that can be handled by the Veggetti. Be VERY careful with these vegetables, they are slippery and can easily cause injury. I always use the Veggetti cap to grip these vegetables while spiralizing.

Worst veggies to use with the Veggetti:

  • Apples—too large and too difficult to grip.
  • Eggplants—too large, and the pasta strands can easily fall apart.
  • Vegetables with irregular shapes.

 

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This post is an excerpt from “The Complete Vegetable Spiralizer Cookbook” by J.S. Amie. The book explains how to spiralize like a pro, and provides more delicious recipes than you can shake a stick at!  Want a copy for yourself? Click the image below to pick it up on Amazon!
Complete Vegetable Spiralizer Cookbook