Spiralizing Tastes Better
Spiralizing makes veggies taste better, well maybe not… But it does make them more fun to eat! Need kids to eat their vegetables? Want to revamp the same-old dish you always make? Use the spiralizer! I’m making the most of my in-season vegetables this summer with a fresh “twist” on salad. But don’t worry, even if you don’t have a spiralizer, you can absolutely still make this Cucumber Tomato Salad!
Pick the Right Tool
There are tons of spiralizing tools to choose from, all ranging in price, size, and capabilities. I have a small hand held one that works great for small dishes and comes with 2 different blades. Though I will admit the small ones are only good for side dishes or cooking for 2-3 people – any more than that is too much work! My recommendation? If you really love it, go for a big spiralizer instead of the small hand-held versions. Psssst! You can even get away with using a veggie peeler to make “ribbons” out of your vegetables if you don’t want a spiralizer!
Spiralized Cucumber Tomato SaladPrint This
- Fresh tomatoes, cubed
- Fresh cucumbers, spiralized or thinly sliced
- Red onion, thinly sliced
- Fresh basil and mint, torn
- Sea salt and cracked black pepper
- Fresh garlic, mined
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- If you have a spiralizer, turn your cucumbers into ribbons or noodles (big flat ones work the best) and place them in a large bowl. Add all of the other ingredients, then toss everything together. Serve an enjoy!
There are no specific amounts for the ingredients - simply adjust them to your taste!