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Best spiralizers to make courgetti

Spiralizers are a nifty kitchen gadget for creating gorgeous long spirals of fruit and veg – spiralized courgette in particular makes for a delicious, healthy alternative to spaghetti. We’ve tested five spiralizers to suit any budget, so read on to find out which is right for you

You can cut thin slices of courgette into strips by hand, but it’s worth investing in a spiralizer to speed up the process when making lots of courgetti if you’re feeding a crowd. Courgetti, or courgette noodles, are thin strands of courgette that can take the place of noodles or spaghetti. They need very little cooking and can be eaten raw and are a gluten-free, low carb way to turn dishes into substantial meals (perfect if you’re on a healthy diet kick).

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But spiralizers aren’t just limited to courgetti – they can be used make vegetable ‘spaghetti’ from carrots, butternut squash, beetroot and loads more.

From electric to handheld spiralizers, the gadgets we have tested range in their options, with different cutting blades and settings that turn out spirals of ‘spaghetti’, ribbons and long shavings.

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Blow out: Morphy Richards electric spiralizer, £29.95, Amazon

Why waste precious energy and arm power when this spiralizer will do all the hard work for you. It has two interchangeable blades, one for courgetti and one for courgette ribbons. This spiralizer is top of the range and highly efficient, and also compact enough to store easily.

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Morphy Richards electric spiralizer

Multi-tasker: Brieftons 5-blade spiralizer, £20.99, Amazon

This classic spiralizer comes with either five or seven interchangeable blades to give thick and thin ribbons, noodles, slices and more. It’s easy to clean and comes with a lifetime-replacement guarantee.

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Brieftons 5-blade spiralizer

Budget options

Microplane spiral cutter, £9.95, Amazon

For smaller kitchens, or beginners, try this spiral cutter. It looks like a large pencil sharpener, and is used in a similar way. It’s great for courgettes, mooli or carrot, but if you want to spiralize tougher or larger vegetables (sweet potato, swede), you will need to invest in an electric spiralizer.

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Microplane spiraliser

SharpPeel stainless steel julienne vegetable peeler, £4.99, Lakeland

An alternative to a spiralizer is a julienne peeler – these are widely available and can create long thin strands of veg, but you won’t get the same classic ‘curl’ of a courgetti noodle. Word of warning – the teeth are exceptionally sharp!

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SharpPeel Julienne Peeler

Rcool spiral slicer, £2.35, Amazon

This spiralizer also works like a pencil sharpener – twist inside the holder and either a large blade or attachable teeth will create courgetti or ribbons.

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RCool Spiral Slicer

Now you’ve chosen your spiralizer, check out our recipes to put it to use:

Courgetti, ricotta and tarragon tarts

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Spiralized summer rolls

Summer Rolls Recipe With Courgetti

Sweet potato linguine with puy lentil ragu

Sweet potato linguine with puy lentil ragù