Rarely do I come across a kitchen tool that’s compact, performs well, and is downright fun to use. Well, I’ve found one: the Veggetti! I’m thrilled to tell you all about it—and give you the chance to win one, too!
My spiralizing story: A cautionary tale!
As an adventurous plant-based foodie, I’m constantly scouring the internet for recipe inspiration. Over the years, time and again I’d come across these delicious-looking spiralized zucchini dishes. Those zucchini noodles, whether smothered in creamy nut butter sauces or topped with spicy marinara, looked so delectable that I just had to try them. Problem: I didn’t have a spiral vegetable cutter.
So awhile back, Jeff and I bought a spiralizer, an off-brand countertop contraption. Well, it was so rickety and poorly made that after 30 minutes of assembly and attempting to strong-arm a zucchini into position, the darned thing broke. Not cool! As a result, I swore off spiralized veggies altogether.
Enter the Veggetti
Fast-forward to a month ago: I was swapping kitchen war stories with my neighbor L (of cucumber patch fame), when I mentioned my ill-fated spiralizer experience. She told me I shouldn’t give up on vegetable noodles quite yet; she had just the tool for me to try. A couple of days later, she showed up at my door to loan me her Veggetti.
Despite my earlier spiralizing disaster, when I tried the Veggetti a couple of days later, I was completely hooked. Making veggie noodles with the Veggetti was easy! And fun! I bought my own soon thereafter and have been happily making vegetable noodles ever since. (And if you win the giveaway, you can too!)
Why you’ll love the Veggetti
So, what’s so great about the Veggetti? Isn’t it just another kitchen gadget?
Perfect veggie noodles, every time
First and foremost, the Veggetti turns out perfect veggie pasta—whether thin spaghetti or thicker linguini—with zero fuss. You can then use that veggie pasta just like you would regular spaghetti (minus the boiling, of course) to up the nutrients—and decrease the calorie count—of any meal. The Veggetti also opens up a whole new world of spiralized veggie recipes—including an amazing Creamy Thai-Inspired Zucchini Linguini Salad I’ll be posting
on Monday soon. (Got derailed by a summer cold; no fun!).
What’s more, research shows that serving more veggies at a meal increases veggie intake—which can help you lose weight and feel great! (Better yet, losing weight may boost heart health: Click here for five more outside-the-box heart health tips.)
Easy to use
I don’t know about you, but when I’m in the kitchen, I don’t want to fool with anything complicated. Luckily the Veggetti is beautifully simple: only two pieces! One piece grips onto the end of your veggie, while the other piece contains end-to-end plastic cones with embedded cutting blades. (One cone has close-together blades for making spaghetti, the other has blades a little further apart for thicker linguini.)
To make your veggie “pasta,” simply cut off the end of the zucchini, insert into the Veggetti, and twist. When you get close to the end of the squash, insert the toothed “gripper” into the nub and keep twisting to make sure you don’t miss out on any zucchini goodness.
Voila! Gorgeous zucchini noodles, zero fuss. 🙂
You can make your noodles super long (kind of entertaining, actually), or cut them every 6-12 inches. In minutes you have gorgeous, recipe-ready veggie “pasta.”
More than just zucchini linguini
As mentioned, the Veggetti makes amazing zucchini spaghetti and linguini. However, it also works beautifully on
- Summer squash
- Carrots (update: must be fat ones!)
- Cucumbers (not pictured)
I’m guessing it also does well with parsnips, daikon radishes, or any other cylinder-shaped veggie that isn’t too pulpy. Of course, it won’t work on any vegetable that’s too large or wide to fit in the cone. However, since I’m not looking to spiralize an eggplant, I haven’t found this to be an issue. 😉
Hard to break (and super safe)
As mentioned, I broke a lesser veggie spiralizer in mere minutes (whoops), but with the Veggetti’s simple 2-piece design, there’s really nothing to break! Moreover, since the cutting blades are safely embedded in plastic, it’s hard to hurt yourself while you’re using the Veggetti. That’s great for me, because I’m not the most coordinated person! (From graters to veggie peelers, I’ve had “altercations,” shall we say, with most of my other kitchen cutting tools…)
Easy to clean
With no complicated pieces to disassemble or wipe down, cleaning the Veggetti is a snap. Just give it a quick blast with your sprayer nozzle, pick out any stray bits, and pop it in the dishwasher. (You might want to wash by hand if you used it on carrots, though, to prevent staining.)
Easy to store
If you like to cook, you no doubt have lots of kitchen appliances taking up counter space already. Personally, I have a blender, juicer, air-popper, and food processor all jockeying for space in my little kitchen, not to mention my cookbooks, paper towel roll, and dish-drying towel, with more gadgets stored downstairs! Luckily, the Veggetti is smaller than a drinking glass and tucks beautifully into even the smallest drawer or cabinet.
Great tool, great price
As you can see, I love my Veggetti: It’s fun to use, easy to store, and makes camera-ready veggie noodles in no time! It’s ideal if you’re following a plant-based diet or just looking to work in more veggies for weight loss. Better yet, the Veggetti is only $11.20 on Amazon! (Click here to buy.) Alternatively, you can get two Veggettis for just $14.99 on the Veggetti website (plus $6.99 shipping & handling).
Of course, you may not need to buy your own: Two lucky Veggie Quest readers will each win their very own Veggetti!
Win a FREE Veggetti!
See Terms and Conditions in the entry form for giveaway details.
Disclosure: After falling in love with Veggetti, I reached out to Ontel, maker of Veggetti, to sponsor this giveaway. They kindly agreed to give away 2 Veggettis (1 for each winner), including shipping. They also sent me a free Veggetti, even though I already had my own, and a Veggetti Pro. (Haven’t tried the Pro yet.) Despite the freebies—the perks of blogging!—all opinions are my own. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” But I would have told you anyway. 😉