#PriorityChef Julienne Peeler #Review (& An Easy Julienned Veggies #Recipe)

DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the items mentioned free for review purposes; nonetheless, all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides, Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. This post contains affiliate links.Sometimes it can be a real trick to get your kids to eat their vegetables. There are a lot of ways to hide veggies in “normal” food (“normal” = not made of vegetables, at least according to my husband and 13-year-old son). Usually those sneaky tactics involve shredding up veggies so they’re so small as to be undetectable to all but the most highly trained eyes (like my husband’s). I’ve known the trick of hiding shredded zucchini and carrots in things like breads and muffins since I was a kid myself. My mom was honest about the zucchini lurking inside the muffin she gave me, and I bravely gave it a try. And I figured out that it actually tasted really good! I’ve been a fan of adding bonus vegetables to food ever since.

My husband and 13-year-old son, however, are flat-out convinced that vegetables are pure poison and they’ll drop dead of nutrition overload if they accidentally eat one.

Zoodles are big right now as a way for parents to get their kids to eat more vegetables, or even for people who are trying to cut down on carbs. (Zoodles are noodles made out of zucchini and/or other squash instead of pasta, for the as-yet uninitiated). And from what I hear, many kids love this spaghetti replacement and will happily eat zucchini noodles in lieu of spaghetti. But I have to confess that I’ve not yet tried replacing pasta noodles with zucchini noodles. I keep meaning to, I really do. But it seems like such a hassle to julienne that much zucchini for my family of six!

So when the opportunity came up for me to try out the Priority Chef Dual Vegetable and Julienne Peeler, it seemed like a great way to finally try out Zoodles for dinner (although as it turns out I still haven’t made Zoodles). Also, this peeler is only $7.95 on Amazon (at the time of this posting), which is quite a deal for a product that does as much as this one says it does, so I was really curious to test it out and see how it performed.

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This product is called The Priority Chef Dual Vegetable and Julienne Peeler (note the emphasis on “dual” there), but it’s actually a lot more than a two-trick tool. Yes, it’s a regular vegetable peeler (albeit a very sharp one that peels going both directions). And, as mentioned in its name, it’s also a julienne slicer. And those were the two functions I thought I was getting. But as it turns out, this handy little tool does it all – peeling, slicing, cutting juliennes, grating, shredding, shaving… vegetables, fruits, cheeses, even chocolate and fancy garnishes. (It should be noted that I haven’t tried using it for all of these various things – I couldn’t make a fancy garnish to save my life – but it’s worked great on everything I’ve tried it on so far).

This is also a very pretty kitchen tool – it’s not plain and utilitarian like other products in the same price range. It has a brushed metal finish, which I prefer over the stainless steel style that gets scratched and smudged and dull pretty quickly. The blades on this peeler are super sharp – probably sharper than I should be allowed to play with, given my natural clumsiness and inherent ability to injure myself on things like paper. And my own fingernails. And air. (You get the idea). The good news is that no bloggers were injured in the creation of this review. Yet. (I’m still writing, so there’s still that possibility… and now I feel like I’ve jinxed myself).

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The vegetable peeler, as mentioned, works going both directions. You want to be careful doing that, though, given how sharp the blades are. I did test out the up-and-down peeling function – very carefully – for review purposes, but discovered I prefer to peel my veggies going away from my fingers only. It’s probably not a problem for most people, but I feel like I’m going to lose a fingertip if I peel a vegetable going up toward that hand that’s holding it. The julienne part is also very sharp, as evidenced by the fact that I had no trouble at all dragging this tool across the vegetable to create the julienned strips. However, I did not try this on carrots, the hardest vegetable to julienne in my opinion, as my 9-year-old son decided (the day of this review) that carrots are toys. (He used a glue stick to glue eyes, mouths, and clothes on all of our carrots. I don’t know why. Autism is like that sometimes.)

So I went with a backup plan to try out the Chef Dual Vegetable and Julienne Peeler – a quick and easy Sautéed Julienned Veggies blend.

Quick and Easy Sautéed Julienned Veggies Blend

Quick and Easy Sautéed Julienned Veggies Blend

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 6 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 2 medium zucchini (julienned)
  • 1 medium yellow squash (julienned)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; add garlic, onions, and red bell pepper and heat for about five minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add zucchini and squash (and salt and pepper if desired) and cook 5-10 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender (to your preference).
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I actually prefer my veggies sautéed down to almost mush, due to a broken tooth that makes it painful to eat more al dente style vegetables, so I put a lid on the skillet after adding the zucchini and squash and let them cook for about 20 minutes, with frequent stirring. If you too prefer to overcook your vegetables, be aware that you’ll end up with something resembling sautéed julienned vegetable soup if you don’t drain off the excess liquid when you’re done cooking. But for what it’s worth, I’ve been sitting here munching on my delicious sautéed julienned veggie mush the entire time I’ve been typing up this review.

The peeler worked beautifully cutting the zucchini and squash into julienned strips – it was by far the fastest I’ve ever sliced up veggies, either julienned or just regular slices. I also did test the Priority Chef peeler as both a julienne slicer and a regular slicer in my recipe (I julienned one zucchini and sliced the other one; normally you’d use julienned strips only).

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The ebook that comes with the Dual Julienne & Vegetable Peeler is a great bonus. This isn’t just an instruction guide with helpful hints on how to use this peeler to its best advantage (although it’s those things too), but also a full-fledged recipe book. Usually when a kitchen implement comes with a recipe book, that means five recipes, maybe ten if you’re lucky. This ebook comes with over fifty recipes! 10 Less Than 30 Minute Meals; 10 Recipes For Kids; 31 Main Dish Recipes; and 4 Dessert recipes. Do note, however, that the recipes aren’t just vegetarian/low-carb/healthy recipes, since this peeler can be used for multiple types of food and not just veggies. I’m especially looking forward to trying out the Potato-Stuffed Peppers and the Vegetable Lasagna recipes.

That being said, there are several “hidden veggie” style recipes (including one for Hidden Zucchini Choco Chip Cookies), and I can’t tell you how tempted I am to cook up some of these recipes and just “forget” to mention that there are veggies in them. Okay, I’m not just tempted; I fully intend to do it. The “Meatless Meatloaf Muffin” recipe sound both intriguing and delicious for a sneaky-veggie dinner. And it will *probably* work on my 13-year-old veggie hater… my 38-year-old veggie hater is much more suspicious when it comes to his food, though. And he also has decades more practice at locating and disposing of anything in his meal that even faintly resembles a vegetable.

The Priority Chef Dual Vegetable and Julienne Peeler is available on Amazon for $7.95 at time of posting (Prime eligible). It also comes with a 100% money back guarantee.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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43 thoughts on “#PriorityChef Julienne Peeler #Review (& An Easy Julienned Veggies #Recipe)

  1. I am so going to try that recipe ,sounds like a nice summer dish

  2. what a great product for the kitchen and heck, it’s affordable! thanks for the review, i may have to pick one up.

  3. This is great thank you for sharing. It is such a simple way to incorporate healthier food into our daily eating.

  4. I need one of these!!

  5. I would use it to peel the skin off apples! lol.

  6. This peeler is very inspiring! I could see making all these recipes!

  7. This looks like a good way to get kids to eat more veggies. It would be good for picky eaters.

  8. My kids typically don’t have a problem eating most veggies, but my boyfriend flat out refuses to eat any vegetables other than potatoes (only if they are cooked a certain way) and corn. Who is the child in our family? Lol. I wish there was a way to hide the veggies from him and trick him into eating them, but I’ve given up on that a long time ago.

  9. I’ve never seen a vegtable peeler that nice before. I will be making a lot more vegetarian dishes than I used to so this was helpful.

  10. Ahh, the veggie-hiding mother in me can relate! 😉

  11. Looks so good! By Julie

  12. Bought my son- an young, upcoming chef- one of these for Christmas. He LOVES it!! Great for stuffing sushi, too 🙂

  13. this looks like it would make great sweet potato slices for chips!

  14. My toddler may be more willing to eat veggies with this! Or she may unknowingly get some!

  15. Great idea,this looks sinfully delicious

  16. I have one of these and I love it!

  17. Wow, you have AWESOME recipes! The Veggie Blend looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  18. Love that it is so many tools in one that will store nicely in the drawer!

  19. I love that it has so many functions like peeling,slicing, cutting juliennes, grating, shredding, shaving… vegetables, fruits, cheeses, even chocolate and fancy garnishes.

  20. My husband hates vegetables also. I have been able to sneak some in while making spaghetti sauce by shredding zucchini and summer squash. I like how this peeler will julienne also.

  21. Wow, that peeler is so cool! It looks kinda like a razor, doesn’t it?

  22. The Sautéed Julienned Veggies Blend looks delicious. My daughter and I try to make a lot of vegan dishes so this Dual Julienne & Vegetable Peeler would be great for us to buy.
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  23. My husband is a picky eater too. So I have to make his food look interesting and appealing. This recipe will come in handy. Thank you for sharing!

  24. What a great idea! This would definitely be put to use in our kitchen!

  25. I enjoy kitchen gadgets. This reminds me of my grandmothers old peeler. It worked better than most. thanks

  26. this is a very nice one, I love the one that I have also because it works from both sides, so if your a righty or a lefty it will work for you, but I do like the stainless steel look on this one.. Thanks for share

  27. This would make a great Christmas gift for my husband! He always likes new gadgets to try in the kitchen. Many times we’ve needed to make julienne strips and have nothing. This will be a great addition!

  28. Haha, I love this definition of “normal food” This recipe looks fantastic and healthy (Like you son, I don’t always equate the two). I have to say the peeler did a fantastic job. I can almost smell it cooking!

  29. This sounds like a great peeler and that recipe sounds lovely. Thank you for sharing with us.

  30. I would use this peeler every day for my carrots. Must get one.

  31. My sister is getting married and asked for Recipes. I must send her all of yours!

  32. I need a peeler like this. I use steak knifes and have often cut myself. love the veggies.

  33. I love your pictures! I would love to add this to my kitchen “tool” arsenal.

  34. I would enjoy getting a Julienne Peeler like this. My daughter is vegan and would enjoy this for her vegetable dishes.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

  35. My family also HATES veggies too! But I’ve been seeing all these recipes recently with zucchini and squash noodles, and whatnot so it’s nice to see new and exciting ways to prepare veggies!

  36. I am so happy I came on this post again. I really wanted one of these and couldn’t remember where I saw it. Yummy veggies too.

  37. we just got a new one of these, i love them, its amazing how fast my vegi’s are sliced 🙂 thanks for share

  38. I love this product! Thank you for sharing the many uses!

  39. Thanks for sharing! I have this exact peeler and shredder and it is awesome! I love the recipe you have above as well! Thanks for sharing!

  40. Looks very yummy and healthy 🙂

  41. Looks like an interesting tool…thanks for the review and the recipe!

  42. Our vegetable peeler seriously needs to be replaced, it’s very dull and the handle is loose.

  43. wow, looks like a great tool to own! I’m going to check it out. Thanks for the review and the recipe, love fall fresh veggies!

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