My new tool {in the kitchen} Salad Recipe

Since the new year started, I've had some requests for certain ideas/recipes, so this one seems fitting today.

Savory cucumber noodles will make you forget all about pasta. Who knew you could turn an ordinary cucumber into noodles? And if you're a vegan, following a paleo lifestyle or simply want to cut the carbs, you're going to love this easy method of making you're own "pasta."

My lovely sister-in-law gifted me the SpiralifeIt has changed the way we eat our veggies and "pasta." 

Introducing, my new favorite kitchen tool. You can find it on Amazon. Get yours!

Now, I won't completely give up my carbo-licious pasta noodles but there will be a few nights of some spiralizing or  "noodling" with zucchini, yellow squash and carrots instead.

In this recipe I used a cucumber.

The Spiralife works perfectly for fresh salads, noodles or zoodles for pastas and fun garnishes. This tool works magically for picky eaters who refuse to eat their veggies. They love the spirals! Whew.


  • Spiralife (found online)
  • 1-2 English cucumbers
  • 1/2 whole tomato (chopped) or handful cherry tomatoes (sliced)
  • Arugula opt
  • 2 tbs of red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes opt
  • 1/2 tbs of honey
  • 1 small orange, juiced (or splash of real orange juice)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Place a cucumber into the spiralife and follow directions listed on package until you have cucumber noodles. (steady consistent clockwise turns)

To a large bowl, add all the cucumber noodles along with the tomatoes and arugula.

In separate bowl, combine the dressing ingredients.

Using a wire whisk, mix the dressing until all the ingredients are incorporated, and pour over the top of the cucumber noodles.

Toss the cucumber noodles well, making sure they are all coated with the dressing.

Transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately.


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