I get e-mails from those who are new to spiralizing all the time. I love it. I love that people are reaching out to me with their qualms, their questions and their excitement.
Sometime, I open an e-mail and it says, “I just made your [insert Inspiralized recipe here]- it was delicious!” and sometimes, the e-mail is a question, such as “How do you cook zucchini noodles?” or “Can I store spiralized veggies in advance?”
But sometimes, I get a funky question, such as, “How do I spiralize a string bean?” or “How do I spiralize a cauliflower?” Then, I realized, I don’t have a post on … well, “Can I spiralize that?”
So today, I’ve made a handy guide that you can follow to see if a vegetable can be spiralized.
Take a string bean, for example. Start with the first question: Does it have a pit? No, so move forward. Is it at least 1.5″ in diameter? No. Unfortunately, it’s not spiralizable.
Furthermore, here is a list of all of the popularly-spiralized vegetables:
POPULAR SPIRALIZable VEGETABLES
- Zucchini/summer squash
- Sweet potato, yam, other potato
- Butternut squash
- Daikon radish, radishes
- Broccoli stem
What are your favorite vegetables to spiralize?