We all know that spiralizers turn vegetables and fruits into noodles, in various shapes.
What you might not have known is that there’s a way to slightly alter the width of your noodles.
Did you know that? If you didn’t, don’t fret, I’m here to explain how to exactly do that.
I’ve been using this technique for a while and I realized that some of you might not be aware of this capability (changing the width of your noodles.)
With some blades, like Blade A, this makes a huge difference – it can take a thick ribbon cut into a thin, dainty ribbon cut, especially if your vegetable is thinner in diameter. Check out this example, using zucchini:
Why alter the width of your veggie noodles in the first place? Well, depending on which Blade and which vegetable you’re spiralizing, it can be really helpful for cooking times and making certain types of dishes.
For instance, take the beet. Beets, when raw, are pretty crunchy. If you want to make a raw beet noodle salad, but want a daintier noodle that’s not as wispy as angel hair but not as thick as spaghetti, all you need to do is spiralize the beet to have a thinner diameter.
Check out this example, again using zucchini, with Blade D:
With Blade B on the Inspiralizer, you can make gorgeous fettuccine noodles with zucchini. However, zucchini can be tough to eat in such thicknesses and it will take a bit longer to cook in a skillet. What’s a person to do? Adjust the thickness of the noodle to make it a thinner fettuccine!
So how do you do this exactly? Drum roll please…..
To change the width of your vegetable noodles, simple spiralize with LESS pressure to make thinner noodles and spiralize with MORE pressure to make thicker noodles. To make thinner noodles, spiralize slowly, letting the spiralizer pull the vegetable through. You can grasp the side handle for support, but don’t use it to apply much pressure.
It takes a bit longer (and by longer, I mean 15 seconds longer), but you’ll be pleasantly surprised.