I’m so excited for today’s post…and you should be too.
It’s no secret that I eat my fair share of zoodles, coodles, swoodles and pretty much every other vegetable in “oodle” form. I love spiralizing and I don’t care who knows. Plain and simple.
To me, spiralizing is a simple way to add more produce to your diet in a fun and exciting way. Instead of bulk adding lettuce to meals, you can turn vegetables like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, broccoli and more into noodle form. From there the possibilities are endless.
If you are familiar with the spiralizing world then you know Ali. Ali is the kind-hearted mastermind behind Inspiralized, a blog dedicated to spiralized recipes. Last year she released her first cookbook, Inspiralized, and her own version of the spiralizer, The Inspiralizer. Today, I’m so thrilled and honored to be sharing a recipe from Ali’s NEW cookbook out August 16 called Inspiralize Everything!
Mid-post interruption: I have to re-share my shameless fan-girl moment from last summer. I met Ali in NYC during a special event at an Equinox gym! There were a lot of people there but she gave everyone special attention and answered all of
our my questions. She’s a genuine and hard-working #inspiralizedboss.
A few cookbook highlights:
-The book goes from A to Z (apples to zucchini) and features vegetables that might be unfamiliar at first, like kohlrabi or chayote.
-118 recipes with paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
-Spiralizing and healthy cooking tips and tricks.
-Suggestions for alternative vegetables for each recipe. So if you are crazy and not feeling sweet potatoes for a certain dish, you can use a different vegetable instead.
There are so many recipes I want to make (I can’t wait until butternut squash season), but since I’ve been on a coodle (carrot noodle) kick, this one stuck out to me. As someone who typically makes the same dressing every.single.day, this combo of herbs tasted so fancy. I followed the recipe exactly but left out the garlic for FODMAP reasons.
- 3 large carrots, peeled, spiralized with blade d, noodles trimmed
- 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 2 ripe avocados
- 8 ounces smoked salmon, sliced
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts, for garnish
- 1 large pasteurized egg yolk
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup packed fresh dill
- ¼ cup packed fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the carrot noodles, spacing them apart. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes or until al dente.
- Meanwhile, make the dressing. In a food processor, combine the egg yolk, garlic powder, fresh garlic, lemon juice, and vinegar and pulse until smooth. Add the olive oil, dill, parsley, and chives and process again, adding water if necessary, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dressing has the consistency of heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper.
- Peel and pit the avocados. Cut each half into four slices.
- Divide the carrot noodles among four plates. Top with smoked salmon, then avocado. Drizzle the dressing over the top and garnish with the hemp hearts.
- If you’re not a fan of smoked salmon, try poached instead.
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And how pretty is this book cover?! Go check out Ali’s blog, grab this book and then spiralize the contents of your fridge. That’s an order.
Recipe credit: Reprinted from Inspiralize Everything. Copyright © 2016 by Alissandra Maffucci. Photographs by Evan Sung. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.
ACKTIVE LIFE says
YUMMY! Looks delicious…I love all your salmon recipes as I am a salmon lover and honestly cannot get enough of it…It is the BEST! Happy Friday friend! XOXO
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I can’t either! I’d eat it every day if I could :)
Susie @ Suzlyfe says
INstead of Spice Up Your Life I think the Spice Girls meant “Spiralize Your LIfe” Right????
I haven’t spiralized nearly enough lately, and it is shameful.
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Um hell yes! Spiralizing adds some (un flavored) spice to cooking so it kind of works too.
Wow, this looks awesome except for I don’t like salmon! Ugh, I hate being a picky eater. What do you think I could sub for it? Everything else looks so good.
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Hmmm…maybe another fish? Or simple grilled/baked chicken. But you can definitely leave it out because the noodles and dressing are so good together.
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says
Okay yup, definitely need to get my hands on this book ASAP. That dish looks amazing (my dad loves smoked salmon so I know he’d be a fan) and I just love the addition of hemp hearts for garnish — yum!
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I rarely use hemp hearts but they’re so pretty on the plate too!
Claire @ My Pink & Green Life says
Sooo this recipe is pretty much made of all my favorite foods! Carrots, avocado, and salmon–I love it!
I don’t have a spiralizer, but I’m hoping to buy one at a post-holiday sale this winter because my veggie peeler is NOT doing the trick, haha :P
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A spiralizer was the best purchase I’ve ever made! Or one of them :) It is the gift that keeps on giving.
Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says
Same as Brie – I need to get this ASAP. I don’t buy that many cookbooks because I just do my own thing or use a blogger recipe, but this is totally an exception. Also, now I’m craving smoked salmon.
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That’s typically how I approaching cooking too. But flipping through this gives me so much inspiration! I think the writer/topic makes the difference. I got so much use out of her first cookbook too.
OH WOW, this looks like such a beautiful, gourmet dish! And I love the carrot noodles. That’s so cool that you got to meet Ali, and it’s amazing how I often find that business owners behind my favorite businesses are really sweet, kind, and so fun to meet.
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She is really such a genuinely caring person. I’m so happy for her and her well-deserved success!
Liv @ Healthy Liv says
I remember you posting that pic on Insta of you and Ali! So cool that you got to meet her since you’re the spiralizing queen! And this recipe looks so yummy.
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Roasting the carrot noodles is so simple too! The more you roast them the crispier they get. So many options :)