I love using spiralized vegetables in place of noodles in recipes. Usually, I buy the frozen zucchini noodles (sometimes called “zoodles”), but recently my store stopped selling them! Determined to find a way to continue using veggies as noodles, I scoured the Internet. To my surprise, I discovered I didn’t need to go out and buy a fancy tool- I had the right tool in the back of my kitchen cabinet.
I pulled out my mandoline slicer and discovered it has different blades to make slices, matchsticks, and even julienne. Fresh squash is about 66 cents per pound; spiralized squash was costing me $5 for 12 oz. and I had to buy at least 2 packages to feed my husband and me. Saving that money is worth it to me, even if it means taking some extra time to do it myself.