25 Spiralizer Recipes That Are Healthy & Delicious

Enjoy more versatile vegetable dishes and low-carb, gluten-free creations with these healthy spiralizer recipes, including salads, low-carb pasta and ramen, zoodles, waffles and more.


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I love my spiralizer! It makes preparing vegetables quick, easy, and fun. There’s also something very attractive about a pile of colourful vegetable spirals on a plate.

Spiralized fruit and vegetable noodles (or zoodles) can be used to make delicious raw salads, low-carb and paleo-friendly pasta and ramen alternatives, used in stir-fries, soups, waffles and pancakes. You can even make baked spiralized veggies like sweet potato curly fries, onion rings, or crispy apple chips.

I’ve compiled some of my favourite spiralizer recipes (all healthy, of course) but before we get started, I will answer some common questions about this kitchen gadget.


What Can I Spiralize?

You can spiralize all kinds of vegetables: zucchini/courgettes (known in the spiralizing world as “zoodles” or “courgetti”), carrots, cucumbers, sweet potato, pumpkin, beetroot, radish, turnips, even onions, cabbage and that broccoli stem you never know what to do with. You can also spiralize firmer fruits like apple and pear. The possibilities are almost endless, so get creative.

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Which Spiralizer Should I Get?

I have the classic version of the spiralizer, which I love, but there are many others on the market. Some are bigger and come with different attachments, while others are simple hand-held versions.

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Don’t Have A Spiralizer?

If you haven’t yet invested in a spiralizer, don’t worry. You can use a julienne, mandolin, or a plain old vegetable peeler (you’ll get ribbons rather than spaghetti). If you have a lot of time on your hands, you can even recreate the same effect by slicing the vegetables thinly with a sharp knife.

How To Use A Spiralizer?

When spiralizing something like zucchini or sweet potato, choose a straight, thick vegetable so it stays centred when fitted between the two ends of the spiralizer, and to make sure the noodles don’t get cut too short. Here is a little video on how to use a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles, potato curly fries and apple chips.


Spiralized Salads & Raw Dishes

Raw vegetables are full of fibre, live enzymes and antioxidants and the spiralizer can make them into delicious creations in a matter of minutes. The best raw vegetables to spiralize include zucchini, carrots, cucumber, beets and celeriac.

Raw Beetroot Salad With Walnut Dressing & Goat’s Cheese
Spiralized beets and carrot, goat’s cheese, garlicky walnut dressing for lunch, light dinner or as a side dish. This nutrient-dense, protein-rich salad is gluten-free, vegetarian, and grain-free. Recipe on the blog.
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Raw Beetroot Salad With Goat’s Cheese & Walnut Dressing
Creamy Zucchini Pasta With Artichoke & Turkey
This no-cook paleo pasta is made with zucchini noodles and creamy artichoke cashew sauce. It only takes about 20 minutes and is a perfect quick meal that is healthy and nutritious. Gluten-free, Whole30, Keto, Low-Carb. Recipe on the blog.
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Raw Carrot Pasta With Ginger Lime & Peanut Sauce
An amazing grain-free option for those who enjoy a whole food diet, these veggie noodles are loaded with flavor, are easy to make, and are absolutely delicious. Recipe from The Roasted Root.
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Raw Carrot Pasta With Ginger Lime & Peanut Sauce
Greek Salad With Cucumber Noodles
Top these cucumber noodles with all of your favorite Greek toppings: tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onion, and Sabra hummus. It’s basically a Greek salad but in noodle form. You get all of the great Greek flavors in a fun, gluten-free noodle dish! Recipe from Two Peas And Their Pod.
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Greek Salad With Cucumber Noodles
Spiralized Apple-Pear Pomegranate Slaw with Honey Poppyseed Dressing
A great way to add a little fruit to your winter diet with a delicious dressing that you could add to any salad. Recipe from Boulder Locavore.
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Spiralized Apple-Pear Pomegranate Slaw with Honey Poppyseed Dressing
Chicken Paillard and Asian Pear and Cashew Salad
Amped up this recipe with the pear noodles, cashews, jalapeno and ginger. The warmth of the savory chicken paillard combined with the tart sweetness of the Asian pear salad is otherwordly. This looks gorgeous plated, perfect for entertaining friends. Recipe from Inspiralized.
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Chicken Paillard and Asian Pear and Cashew Salad
Asian Cucumber Sesame Salad
This salad is the blend of salty and tangy flavors with bright colors and flavors. Between the carrots and the cucumber I’m loving the crunch you get in every bite. Recipe from A Saucy Kitchen.
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Asian Cucumber Sesame Salad


Spiralized Pasta & Noodles

Craving warming pasta or your favourite noodle soup? Cut down on carbohydrates and satisfy your cravings by using spiralized veggie noodles instead. 

Prawn Arrabbiata With Zucchini Noodles
This delicious zucchini pasta with spicy shrimp Arrabbiata sauce will satisfy the carbs craving while providing nutrients, protein and fibre.  It’s low-carb, paleo, Whole30 and gluten-free. Recipe on the blog.
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Prawn Arrabbiata With Zucchini Noodles
Beef Ragu With Sweet Potato Noodles
Sweet potato noodles are great as an alternative to pasta and serve as a perfect vehicle for this hearty, nourishing shredded beef ragu. This Italian-inspired nutrient-dense meal is a must-have for any season and is Paleo, Whole30 and gluten-free. Recipe on the blog.
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Spiralized Celeriac Carbonara Casserole
This paleo carbonara dish is made with spiralized celeriac noodles and creamy cashew sauce, then baked in the oven for that crispy, golden crust finish. It’s a hearty and delicious celeriac recipe and works perfectly as a pasta alternative. Recipe on the blog.
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Spiralized Celeriac Carbonara Casserole
Chicken & Chickpea Broccoli Pasta
Making noodles from the stem of broccoli (which sometimes gets discarded) is a great way to use up the whole head of broccoli without wasting anything. Because of their firm texture, broccoli noodles (broodles?) make a great substitute for pasta or noodles. Recipe from Inspiralized.
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Chicken & Chickpea Broccoli Pasta
 
Slutty Low-Carb Pasta Puttanesca
A low carb, sugar free, deliciously light and healthy meal. There’s a time and a place for Slutty Brownies, but if you’re following my Anti Diet, then you need to balance them out with some skinny options, like this one. Recipe from The Londoner.
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Slutty Low-Carb Pasta Puttanesca
Butternut Squash Noodles In Sage Butter
You’ll never imagine such a simple recipe could be so satisfying and delicious! Butternut Squash Noodles in Sage Brown Butter has the texture of pasta and is just as filling. Recipe from Boulder Locavore.
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Zucchini Noodle Ramen With Crispy Tempeh
Vegan zucchini noodle ramen bowls with marinated tempeh in a quick-cooking miso mushroom broth. This ramen is savory, healthy and absolutely delicious. 17 grams of protein per bowl! Vegan and gluten-free. Recipe from Eating Bird Food.
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Zucchini Noodle Ramen With Crispy Tempeh
Ginger Zucchini Noodle Egg Drop Soup
Add zucchini noodles to your egg drop soup with a side of gluten-free scallion pancakes. It comes together super fast, but has many dimensions: savory mushrooms in a lightly salted broth, thickness from the cracked eggs, freshness from the green onions, slurp-worthy zucchini noodles, and a spicy kick from ginger infused throughout. Recipe from Snixy Kitchen.
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Ginger Zucchini Noodle Egg Drop Soup
Garlic Butter Meatballs With Zucchini Noodles
This easy and nourishing skillet meal with turkey meatballs and zucchini is absolutely fabulous in every way imaginable! Cheesy turkey and pork meatballs just melt in your mouth and zesty zucchini help keep carbs low. Recipe from Eat Well 101.
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Tomato Basil Eggplant Noodles
This simple recipe for eggplant noodles is tossed with a quick tomato basil sauce and lots of parmesan cheese for a fresh summer meatless meal. Recipe from Running To The Kitchen.
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Tomato Basil Eggplant Noodles

Baked/Roasted Dishes

You wouldn’t associate spiralizer with roasting or baking BUT there are some pretty creative dishes you can make with roots and other vegetables that have been spiralized into ribbons and noodles. Spiralized vegetables can be shaped and formed in unexpected ways.

Sweet Potato Noodle Buns
The salmon, bacon, avocado and sweetness of the bun make for a melting pot of flavor and a home-run in the Paleo sandwich department. Recipe from Inspiralized.
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Sweet Potato Noodle Buns
French Onion Zoodle Bake
French Onion Zoodle Bake has all the flavors of the classic French soup, but with a healthy, hearty twist! If you’re searching for a zucchini noodle recipe that’s the perfect blend of comfort food and health food, this zoodle casserole is for you. Recipe from The Curious Plate.
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French Onion Zoodle Bake
Baked Sweet Potato Curly Fries
These fries go well as a side dish, loaded with toppings, on top of salads, on top of burgers, or just as a snack. They’re crazy good. Recipe from Inspiralized.
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Baked Sweet Potato Curly Fries
Spiral Vegetable Tart
Thinly sliced vegetables are the visual star of this Spiral Vegetable Tart.  With a layer of homemade sundried tomato pesto and a flaky pie crust, this tart is as delicious as it is beautiful. Recipe from Bunsen Burner Bakery.
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Spiral Vegetable Tart

Sweet Treats & Breakfast

Continuing with creative ways to use spiralized vegetables, I had to include a few breakfast ideas and sweet treats. These go to show that you can use the spiralizer for more than just the zucchini pasta alternative.

Spiralized Apple Crumble
Instead of spending all your time chopping, spiralize those apples for a quick and healthy Spiralized Apple Crumble. With curly apple noodles and a crispy crumble layer this apple crumble recipe will be a huge dessert hit. Recipe from The Healthy Maven.
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Spiralized Apple Crumble
Zucchini Noodles Egg Nests
Learn how to make the perfect zucchini egg nests that are sturdy, easy, and so yummy! They are a healthy breakfast item that’s paleo, Whole30, and keto-friendly. Recipe from What Great Grandma Ate.
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Zucchini Noodles Egg Nests
Sweet Potato Noodle Waffles
These easy and simple waffles are made of just two ingredients – egg and spiralized sweet potato – and are a healthy, nutritious spin on everyone's breakfast favorite. Pumpkin spice gives them a little extra flair, for a satisfying and whole foods friendly breakfast. Recipe from Inspiralized.
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Savory Parsnip Noodle Chive Waffles
Savory waffles are a delicious way to enjoy “breakfast for dinner,” spice up your lunches or to simply switch up your morning routine. If you have them for actual breakfast, drizzle them with some maple syrup and serve alongside scramby eggs or bacon. Recipe from Inspiralized.
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Savory Parsnip Noodle Chive Waffles

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25 Spiralizer Recipes That Are Healthy & Delicious
Irena Macri
By Irena Macri

About the author: Hi, I’m Irena Macri. I share delicious recipes that I have cooked and loved. I am a published cookbook author, have been food blogging for over 10 years and have a Diploma in Nutrition. You will find many healthy recipes as well as my favourite comfort food. More about me here | Subscribe to my newsletter and freebies

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11 Comments
  1. Just bought a spiralizer for my kitchen aid mixer can’t wait to use. Was inspired by looking at all the neat recipes, thanks for sharing.

  2. I thought the beetroot salad with walnuts looked really appealing. When I tried to print the recipe it listed 9 pages for an A4 document. Another acre of rainforest for a easy recipe. I have just bought a spiraliser and I thought several of your recipes sounded good but I don’t want pages upon pages of irrelevant adverts.
    Regards
    Keith

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