Spiralized Beetroot Kosambari

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Spiralized Beetroot Kosambari

Something light, something filling and something healthy is what I desired for lunch today. Spiralized Beetroot Kosambari , just as I like with Beetroot, with a hint of lemon juice, soaked pulses and desired seasoning made up for it.

Spiralized Beetroot Kosambari

We have just returned from our month long annual vacation from India. It has been super hectic, fun packed, fun-tastic and lots of catching up with friends and family. Trust me after many years, this was one vacation where we did not have a packed schedule of tasks to tick onto our notes..

For the first time, I decided not to visit a dentist or a doctor cum whatsoever may happen. It’s alright if I can’t make it to a Salon for a Facial/ Manicure or a Pedicure !! It was all about prop shopping, gate crashing, food, family, and friends!! What more can I ask for ๐Ÿ™‚ ? We let things happen at its own stride and now that’s what I call a perfect holiday!

Spiralized Beetroot Kosambari

Still unpacking and catching up with the daily chores. Something light is what I wanted for lunch today and Spiralized Beetroot Kosambari just made up for it.

A few ingredients when put together make a deadly delectable combination ! It is Kosambari as a salad for me. For people who are not familiar with kosambari, let me tell you – It’s a very simple Indian salad comprising of soaked moong dal, shredded vegetable of your choice, hint of lemon + chilli and seasoned with Mustard seeds. Isn’t simple yet flavor packed ??

Whilst I was in India, I received an email to review OXO Tabletop Spiralizer and it was an Instant Yes then and there! For people who follow my blog regularly know how much I love my OXO gadgets. The Spiralizer got delivered the very next day I reached London.
Spiralizer

I am thankful for this wonder gadget that performs simple functions in style. Tiny handheld spiralizers never fancied me so far. So I must admit this is my first ever spiralizer:) OXO spiralizer has a Stronghold suction cup secures the Spiralizer to your counter to prevent wobbling while you work. It has three interchangeable blades โ€“ Spaghetti Cut, Fettuccine Cut, and Ribbon Cut โ€“ so no matter your preference, you can quickly transform fruits and veggies into uniform spirals for noodles, curly fries, salads, garnishes and more! Once done, the blade box stores on board for compact storage. Heyy and did I mention – they are dishwasher safe too ๐Ÿ™‚

Make sure to buy large and straight vegetables with a minimum 1.5-inch diameter. Don’t bother to try your hands with tiny vegetables, things don’t work. I have given it a try with regular carrots ! Remember to trim both the edges and then insert the blade of your choice to Spiralize.

I could just go on telling you how much we enjoyed enjoying the Spiralized treats – Be it Onion Pakoras or a Low Carb Noodles or even the Spiralized Beetroot Kosambari. But it’s just not fair enough if I don’t give my wonderful readers a chance to win their very own Spiralizer. Do enter the giveaway which is right at the bottom of the post.

Spiralized Beetroot Kosambari

Spiralized Beetroot Kosambari

Prep Time 5 Min | Total Time Taken : 10 Min | Serves 1 or 2

Spiralized Beetroot Kosambari

 

Ingredients

1 Medium Beetroot, peeled and washed
1/4 Cucumber
4 Tsp Soaked Moong Dal
1/2 Lemon Juice
2 Tsp finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
Pinch of Turkish Chilli flakes from World of Zing
Salt to taste

Seasoning
1 Tsp Coconut Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida
2 Dried Red Chillies ( broken)

Directions
Prepare the Moong Dal ( Split Bengal Gram) by soaking in double the quantity of hot water for at least 1 hour. Drain and set it aside.
Spiralize the Beetroot & Cucumber( Optional) with the Spaghetti Blade.
Arrange the Spiralised Beetroot on a large platter. Scatter the soaked moong dal, chilli flakes and coriander leaves. Add lemon juice and mix well.
Prepare to season by heating coconut oil in a small saucepan. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida and dried red chillies. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add them over the salad and mix.

Season with needed salt just before serving Spiralized Beetroot Kosambari.

Notes:
I have added 1/4 portion of Spiralized cucumber to this salad cup before serving. If you like, you may increase it to the same portion as the beetroot.
For a spicier version, omit chilli flakes and add chopped green chillies to the beetroot.

Grated Coconut also adds a lovely flavour to the kosambari

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Disclosure: I was sent an OXO Tabletop Spiralizer for review. This recipe is commissioned by OXO. All opinion expressed here are of my own.

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Comments (179)

  • Carrots are always fun.

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  • Courgettes because we use them in stead of spaghetti and my 3 year old loves them

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  • Carrots and beets

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  • I think courgettes are ideal for spiralising, thanks so much for the great giveaway and chance x ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • I’ve never tried a spiralizer but would love to it looks fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • I haven’t tried it yet, so I don’t have a favourite, but I’m looking forward to trying it — beetroot looks especially fun. I think it would be great for getting the kids more interested in eating vegetables.

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  • Haven’t got a spiralizer but would love to try courgette x

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  • Tried on a friends……..tried a turnip, interesting but prefer carrot!

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  • I do not have a spiralizer but would like to try carrots and beetroot.

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  • don’t have a spiralizer so far so would love to try carrots

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  • carrots and apple

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  • Haven’t got one but grow a lot of veg and have a lot of courgettes

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  • Courgettes

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  • I love spiralising courgettes , and now plan to do beetroot

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  • ive never used one before but i would like to try carrots x

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  • Parsnips are a good fit.

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  • The beetroot looks delicious, I would love to try it.

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  • ive always wanted to try one of these

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  • I tend to do courgettes and carrots but am looking for further inspiration

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  • I love couurgetti and Ive also tried cucumber and carrot which were both nice!

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  • courgettes, yummy!

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  • Courgettes for me they make a great pasta substitute!

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  • Courgettes

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  • Courgettes and carrots

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  • it would be carrots and courgettes

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  • Carrots and Courgettes ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • cucumber

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  • carrots -the kids actually eat them

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  • I’ve never tried spiralizing, but they all look great fun. I think I’d start with carrots.

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  • I don’t have a spiraliser but I love all vegetables.I think I would particurlarly enjoy spiralised beetroot.

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  • I haven’t used one but this would come in so handy to use for my stir fry.

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  • Corgettes

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  • Courgettes

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  • I love spiralized courgettes – even my kids will eat them!

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  • Cucumber xx

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  • potatos!

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  • Courgettes are my fave to spiral ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Have never tried but would love to be let loose with a cucumber!!

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  • I have been reading up on spiralizer and would love to add this to my kitchen gadgets. I have a few OYO gadgets like the peeler & zester. First time on your blog, Sandhya ๐Ÿ™‚ loved the clean pictures and the lovely recipes too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Delicious salad – and luckily I just love love love beetroot! But your photography, dear Sandhya – so beautiful.

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  • Wow…a different style of beet preparation…. Love each and every snaps…..!

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  • Courgette for courgetti is my favourite – but think I will now try beetroot!

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  • carrots ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • never use anything like this before but cucumbers would be fun

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  • I find courgettes easiest to spiralise

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  • not spiralized before but i would love to as i eat low carb and feel im missing out when my fiance makes spag bol and i just have the bol and veg would love to spiralize all veg as i love all veg

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  • I have never used one and really should especially as i am vegetarian and could make some colourful meals.I would love to try using the spiralizer on beetroot.

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  • Courgettes! Courgetti <3

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  • If i had one i would enjoy carrots, beetroot and cucumber

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  • I love to spiralise courgettes the best!

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  • Wow Sandhya the pics are so beautiful…. The first pic looks like valaikappu scene reminds me of all the glass bangles. Spiralizer looks like so much fun.

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    • You are so imaginative Meena ๐Ÿ™‚ It never occurred to me like that at all .. It is totally fun Meena.. We enjoy our meals all the more.

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  • i would love to spiralize parsnips i love them

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  • Love, love, love this Sandhya. Do you mind if I borrow the idea?

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  • Love carrots!

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  • I love to spiralize courgettes!

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  • i’d love to try courgetti! it looks yummy

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  • This looks fabulous Sandhya! I tested carrot kosambari . But never tested beetroot one. I will definitely try your recipe. Awesome photography. Can’t take my eyes off!!!!

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  • i havent ever spiralized anything as never had one ๐Ÿ™

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  • carrots and sweet potatoes

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  • I’m yet to spiralize anything but I think I’d enjoy spiralizing cucumber into salads

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  • I have never spiralised but would love to.

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  • i have never actually used one but they look cool

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  • I haven’t spiralised any yet but I would try courgette

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  • I don’t have a spiralizer, but i am keen to try courgettes, carrots and sweet potatoes. And having seen your recipe, I wouldn’t mind trying beetroot either…didn’t realise you could eat it raw until now!

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  • I like spiralising courgettes with my handheld spiraliser but I would love to try a table top one!

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  • Havent got a spiralier but can see for cucumber, carrots and potatoes this could be fabulous

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  • I don’t have one but I’d like to use one for carrots.

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  • Carrots.

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  • I’ve never spiralised before but would love to and my first veggies would be cucumber beetroot and courgettes.

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  • i would love to say courgette, but prefer carrots

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  • carrots thankyou

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  • Has to be carrots!

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  • I’ve never spiralized anything but I’m dying to try courgette

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  • I haven’t used a spiralizer before but it looks great for vegetables

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  • Courgette is my favourite.

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  • Im a big fan of beetroot

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  • I normally spiralise courgettes (especially as everyone i know is growing them this year) and have tried squash. Why oh why have I never thought of beetroot though? I love beetroot! I bought a really cheap spiraliser to give it a try as I wasn’t sure I would get the hang of it so would love to try the OXO spiraliser.

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  • Carrots

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  • I haven’t spiralised anything before but would try big carrots first.

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  • For myself it has to be carrots

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  • I love spiralizing courgette and carrot they make a great base for lots of food.

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  • carrots and cucumbers

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  • I have never tried a spiralizer but my daughter is a really fussy eater and think this would help to get her to eat her veg so would love to win this prize. Thanks for the opportunity

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  • I havenโ€™t used one but this would come in so handy to use for my stir fry

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  • I never have but would love to, I feel like it’d be an easier way to get vegetables inside of us, with them being thinner! ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • I have never used one but they look fun

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  • Carrots and parsnips

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  • courgettes, we love courgettes

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  • Butternut Squash and Carrot

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  • i dont currently have a spiralizer but i can imagine i would enjoy using it on all veg, especially carrots – a great way to get my kids to eat more veg!

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  • Would love to try this, have been trying to use more spiralised veg recently! Love butternut squash noodles..

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  • Beetroot would be great spiralized!

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  • It’s a loooooong time since I’ve had a spiraliser … but I used to love doing carrot and cucumber for salads

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  • I’ve never used a spiralizer but would love to try it out on carrots and parsnips

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  • I haven’t got a sprializer but I think carrots & beetroot would be sprialized a lot if I had one

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  • I’ve never used one but I really want to try it, itji I it’s a brilliant way to get healthier. I would try corgettes first x

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  • A cucumber!

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  • cucumber and beetroot

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  • cucumbers x

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  • I haven’t tried a spiralizer yet but I’m looking forward to trying beetroot and sweet potato.

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  • I don’t have a spiralizer ‘yet.. I think I’d try everything spiralized

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  • Courgettes are my favourite, but I also like carrots and sweet potatoes spiralized

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  • I haven’t spiralized anything yet but I’d love to try courgette and carrot.

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  • Carrots

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  • I would try courgettes!

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  • i dont have a spiralizer, but would love the opportunity to try one.

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  • we love doing carrots

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  • Carrots

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  • I like doing carrots

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  • carrots x

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  • I’ve never used one but I’ve heard grandson love cucumber

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  • I’ve never used one personally but I’ve tried courgette, one of my favourite ways of eating it now!

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  • Would love to win a spiralizer & try with sweet potato !

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  • I’m a bit boring really as it is the trusted courgettes.

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  • Courgettes

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  • Squash, beetroot, carrots, I love spiralising. Anything I can put into a salad or cook.

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  • Squash, beetroot, carrots, I love spiralising. Anything I can put into a salad or cook.

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  • I have yet to try spiralizing, but would like to try with carrots for my children first

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  • Carrots and courgettes

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  • Courgettes

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  • Courgettes as they make a great alternative to spaghetti and it tastes great with a bolognesse x

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  • Courgettes is the classic!

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  • Carrots and Courgettes

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  • I’ve never spiralized !!

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  • I have never spiralised vegetables but would love to try courgettes and carrots.

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  • We have a little handheld manual spiraliser and like to use it on cucumber and carrots for the children and I love courgetti

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  • Carrots and beets

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  • i don’t have a spiralizer but i do enjoy grating carrot and celeriac with a lemony mayo dressing

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  • I love beetroot

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  • I’ve never even tried, but fancy having a go at courgette spaghetti x

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  • Fascinating gadget – I would love to have and use for vegetable salads and spiral fries.

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  • Courgettes and carrots

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  • None yet, but suspect I would like spiralised carrots.

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  • Courgettes are my favourite ๐Ÿ™‚ they’re easier to do than some other things as they’re softer!

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  • I don’t own one so I’ve never spiralised anything!

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  • My favorite is corgette Spaghetti ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • I enjoy courgette.

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  • I haven’t got a spiralizer at the moment but I used to do mainly courgettes and carrots. I love raw beetroot so your pics above look fab.

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  • Cucumber and beetroot

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  • Carrots and courgettes.

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  • Carrots and cucumbers

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  • I’ve not used one before, but I can see that beetroot would work really well, and it’s a must in any salad I have!

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  • I enjoy spiralizing cucumbers.

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  • courgettes

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  • This would be fun to use on carrots ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Haven’t spiralized any yet as I haven’t got one but would like to try on beetroot myself ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Indont own a spiralizer but if I did it would be salad veg like cucumber carrots etc.

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  • Courgettes are great for veggie spaghetti

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  • Iโ€™ve never tried a spiralizer but would love to try courgetti etc

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  • Courgette

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  • Courgettes and carrots

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  • Mostly carrots!

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  • Cucumbers

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  • I don’t have a Spiraliser but if I did it would be Carrots. Beetroot and Cucumber in that order.

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  • Cucumber, Carrots, Beetroot.

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  • I don’t have one but I would love to try it with courgettes and carrots ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • never tried it before.

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  • not had a go yet but would like to try courgettes

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  • I’ve not tried one yet though but would love to spiralize butternut squash to have instead of spaghetti when I next make spag bowl!

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  • I enjoy spiralizing courgettes.

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  • Courgette because I didn’t even like it before I tried it spiralized.

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  • Not used one yet – Hope to WIN

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  • We love buying the butternut squash ‘boodle’ noodles from Sainsbury’s ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Ever since I went gluten free I’ve been looking for something to help get more vegatables in me and less gluten free substitutes..

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  • This is great turns basic boring veg into fun looking great meals

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  • I’ve never used one but I would use with carrots and courgettes

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  • Courgettes spiralize very well.

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  • carrots are great and i nibble them at work not tried a Spiralizer yet but would make great snacking options

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  • courgette ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Courgettes and carrots are always fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Can’t go wrong with carrots and apple for your salads

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  • I love courgetti

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  • Courgettes

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  • carrots

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  • Tryed it on carrots once but didnt make a great job of it LOL

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  • Love to try spiralised sweet potato and corgette

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  • A beetroot, carrot and yellow pepper rainbow!

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