My friend Katie recently launched a fashion blog devoted to styling women with different body types, hence the name of her site: PearShapedGirl.com. While I can whip up a mean bolognese in the kitch, I can’t find my way out of a Gap. Simply, I feel more comfortable holding a spatula than a clutch and sexier in an apron than stilettos. Luckily, Katie wanted to style me in exchange for a recipe for her blog – what a deal!
While everything I make on this blog is from fresh and healthy ingredients, I understand that sometimes a pasta or pasta salad might be too much when you’re in the mood for something super light. This is what I love about the spiralizer – it’s completely versatile! I like salads, but now that I’ve become Inspiralized, I’ve learned to be more creative with my ingredients and create salads that use the same ingredients but offer more textures, shapes and therefore flavors (yes, foods taste different depending on how they’re cut or not cut.)
Take the cucumber for example. How many times can you have a salad with diced or sliced cucumbers? While they are certainly a refreshing addition to any salad, they can get a bit….. well, boring. So while Katie was glammin‘ me up for her blog, I decided to glam it up for mine.
Next time you make a salad that calls for cucumber, run it through the spiralizer. By using the ribbon blade here, you’ll enjoy cucumbers a bit differently. Heck, you may make them the main event of your salad! This method goes for any veggie…. so glam it up with carrots, onions, whatever!
For Katie, I created a modern healthy spin on the classic Greek Salad, using kale instead of romaine lettuce for extra nutrients and adding in avocados for some healthy fats.
Kale Greek Salad with Cucumber Ribbons
Fat: 30.2 g
Protein: 6.27 g
*This is a rough calculation, made from CalorieCount.com.