What do ‘courgetti’, ‘carrotini’ and ‘zoodles’ have in common? Not only do they taste fabulous and contain oodles of nutrition, they’ve all been spun round with Spiralizer technology. As part of UK Juicer’s Spiralizing Summer campaign, we’ve got a fab summer salad recipe for you, curated by Raw Food Chef and Yogi, Victoria Adams.
Spiralizing has become so popular, and for good reason since they were popularized in the media a few years ago by the likes of Hemsley & Hemsley. It’s a super easy technique that once mastered, can be applied to many whole food ingredients, particularly vegetables that we could all do with incorporating more into our diets. It’s an great way of adding low calorie, nutrient-dense extras to meals from a plethora of vegetables such as courgette, potatoes, cucumber, carrots and beetroot, especially making some of these vegetables consumable in their raw forms. It’s also a natural way to avoid gluten, dairy and any other allergies people could be looking to avoid.
Many people are teaming their favourite pasta sauce with spiralised courgette in place of spaghetti: courgetti! Kids love using the spiralizer, which is encouraging them to eat the healthy dishes that they are creating with it. Whether cooked or raw, you can use spiralized ingredients to create simple & traditional meals that will maximise the nutritional content without compromising on flavour.
Raw Food Chef, Victoria Adams commented:
So many of us are overfed and undernourished because of the fast-food culture made available – and sometimes the only option – to us. Spiralizing is easy to do (you can even buy an “on the go” spiralizer) and makes bringing more veg into your life not only easy, but fun.
Whereas Nick Ledger at UK Juicers adds:
Here at UK Juicers we firmly believe that Sprializers are not a fad or a trend, we believe in the versatility that they bring to managing to a healthy, balanced diet. Spriralizers provide a unique way to introduce vegetables to the diet of younger family members, who may have previously been opposed.
The Chiba Kaiten Japanese spiralizer is the original spiralizer that was launched into the UK before other brands and you immediately see a difference in quality from those processed by cheaper, standard spiralizers. But don’t trust our word for it, enter our competition to win your own (ends 16th June 2016) – then you can make this gorgeous summer salad every day!
- 2 heritage tomatoes, sliced (or any tomatoes that you can find, ideally organic)
- 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
- 1 courgette, spiralized
- ¼ cup macadamia nuts
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 100g rocket
- 60g fresh flat-leaf parsley
- Sea salt & ground black pepper
- Add spiralized courgette to the base of your salad, followed by the rocket, tomatoes, seeds, nuts and avocado.
- Top with fresh parsley (I love to be generous here!) and season well.
- If you don't have a spiraliser, you can always look to grate the courgette.