- There are lots of different types of spiralizer available, read our guide to buying the best spiralizer for your needs, or to get started try using an ordinary vegetable peeler to create long ribbons of fruit and veg.
- If you’re using a table top spiralizer, chop the end off the veg or fruit and fasten it onto the pin on the end. Push with the handle as you turn. Table top spiralizers often have different attachments which allow you to make noodles in a range of thicknesses.
- If using a pencil sharpener-style spiralizer, push the vegetable in and turn it as you would a pencil. Separate the resulting ribbons with your fingertips.
- If you’re using a julienne peeler, carefully draw it across the fruit or vegetable in long sweeping motions, being careful not to touch the spikey blades as they’re very sharp.
To make Sophie’s pear and goat’s cheese salad
Put a couple of handfuls of rocket in a large serving bowl. Scatter over 2-3 tablespoons toasted pecans and 1 spiralised pear. To finish add a wheel of goats cheese, a handful of pomegranate seeds then season well with salt, pepper a good glug of olive oil and 3-4 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.
Chopping the end off the fruit and veg you're about to use helps you to get a better grip on the blade. Don't throw the off cuts away though - try using them in soups or stock.