SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer #Review & Sauteed Julienned Summer Vegetables #Recipe

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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My family is picky about veggies (read that as “only the oldest and youngest of my four kids will eat them without threats”), so I wanted to try a spiral slicer to change things up and see if they’d be happier with “spaghetti-shaped vegetables.” I was given the opportunity to try out the SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer and quickly ran out to buy some vegetables, excited about the possibility of my kids and husband willingly eating vegetables.

Having never used a spiral slicer, I went searching for good “spiral slicer vegetable recipes” and found a great Pinterest board full of exactly that! (Big thank you to Pinterest user lzee7 for creating such an awesome board!) I decided to try the Sauteed Julienned Summer Vegetables recipe pinned from the skinnytaste.com website. This recipe calls for zucchini, summer squash, carrots, red onions, and garlic (plus extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper). I love all of those, so I figured if all else failed at least I’d have something healthy and yummy to eat!

Sauteed Julienned Summer Vegetables

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 66

Fat per serving: 4g

Sauteed Julienned Summer Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz zucchini, cut into julienne strips
  • 8 oz yellow squash, cut into julienne strips
  • 4 oz (1 medium) carrot, cut into julienne strips
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot add the oil, onions and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high and add the remaining vegetables, season with salt and pepper to taste and cook about 1 minute. Give it a stir to mix everything around and cook another 1 to 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked through yet firm. Adjust salt as needed and serve hot.

Notes

Source: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2013/07/sauteed-julienned-summer-vegetables.html

http://www.tarasayers.com/spiral-slicer-review-and-summer-vegetables-recipe/

This was my first attempt at using a spiral slicer, and it was different than I expected. It took me half a zucchini to get the hang of using the spiral slicer (thankfully, even my first attempts were completely edible, just not as aesthetically pleasing as the spirally veggies that followed). I found the zucchini and squash really easy to slice into long spirals once I got the hang of it, but struggled with the carrots. (I assume that’ll get easier with practice, just like the softer veggies did). I wound up just grating the carrots because I was hungry and didn’t feel like going through the learning curve right then. The zucchini looked a lot like fettuccine noodles when I was done (there are two different julienne sizes you can pick from on this slicer).  I also sliced up the “core” of the vegetables and cooked them right along with the spirals (which is not done in the original recipe).

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The slicer itself was easy to hold while I “sharpened” my vegetables (although I think my “core” was bigger than it was supposed to be). The included cap has ridges and a spike in the center to grip the product once it gets smaller, and made it easy to keep spiraling once I got down near the end of the produce I was slicing. Clean-up was pretty easy too – the included brush is kind of like a bottle brush, and it got all the little bits out of the blades (even the carrot pieces, which were more stubborn about departing the premises but submitted to the brush with minimal effort).

 

Summer Veggies

The end result was AMAZING – mine doesn’t look as pretty as the one on the website (yet!), but it tasted wonderful! (I will however let you know that my 13-year-old pulled a “Gordon Ramsay” on me when he tried it – so it wasn’t a hit all the way around). I’ll definitely be using this spiral slicer again in the near future to make this and other recipes. If you’re looking for an easy way to change up your boring old veggie routine, this worked for (most of) my family!

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14 thoughts on “SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer #Review & Sauteed Julienned Summer Vegetables #Recipe

  1. Nice review of this

  2. The Sautéed Julienned Summer Vegetables Recipe is a great way to have a different on vegetable with dinner. It’s looks like summer.

  3. I can see how children would enjoy eating their veggies this way best.

  4. That sounds good right about now. I love sauteed veggies. Nice review too.

  5. this looks pretty interesting, I would probably love it for my veggies 🙂

  6. I love veggies, but my son doesn’t. This would be a great way to hide them in food. =D

  7. I think this is a really inventive way of adding fresh veggies to dishes!

  8. I keep reading about these things, and I really want to try one. The garden’s still giving up some squash, so it’s not too late!

  9. That slicer is genius. Recipe looks delicious

  10. You recipe sound delicious. This slicer is a neat way to get the children to eat their veggies and yes I too include the hubbie in that group .

  11. I think the SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer is very cool. I love the idea of using Vegetables as pasta. My husband is a diabetic and this would be great for him.

  12. I’ve so wanted a spiral slicer and this isn’t bad for under $20.

  13. I’m not sure I’m interested enough in cooking to go to all that trouble. I do love the Gordon Ramsay comment. Boys are so open with their opinions!! I think it sounded delicious.

  14. I want to get a slicer. I have not seen one like this before now. I might look into this one.

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