This handy little tool, also known as a saladacco, Joyce Chen spiral slicer or metro garnisher, depending on who's making it, lets you quickly create dramatic spiral strands, ribbons or thin slices from vegetables like cucumber, zucchini, beet and carrot. You can make beautiful garnish, create a base for delicious vegetable pasta, make gorgeous Asian salads or shred vegetables for pizza topping. Who would have thought you could replace wheat pasta with crisp vegetables and have them come out delicious soft noodles! Top with your favourite sauce for a fabulous meal that takes only minutes to make, and washing up is done in seconds with just a quick rinse of the stainless steel blades (it's also completely dishwasher safe!)
This slicer is truly a versatile tool that creates curly ribbons for garnishes, paper thin slices (just perfect for raw ravioli!) and of course the beautiful zucchini or vegetable noodles for which it is famous (we made pasta in just moments - it was delicious!).
Below is a three part demonstration of Anand making Raw Zucchini Pasta using the Spiralizer.