I got a spiralizer a couple months ago and it’s easily become my favorite kitchen gadget. It’s super easy to use and who doesn’t love adding some flair to their vegetables? I typically use it for zucchini noodles but recently I’ve been thinking about how I can incorporate it into fresh dishes. I love cucumber and I thought a spiralized cucumber Greek salad would be a playful twist on one of my favorite dishes.
There are two things that make a salad stand out to me, ultra fresh ingredients and presentation. Ice burg lettuce is a great example because chopped in a salad mix, it’s fine but not great. As soon as you make it a wedge it’s so much more visually appealing. We tend to eat salad with most of our meals which can get a little boring but using the spiralizer just instantly makes it interesting l and more fun to eat. Even my son, who is very against most vegetables, wanted to give it a try.
I wanted to keep this salad simple but flavorful. I made a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic to keep things simple. The cucumber went through the spiralizer with no issues and I added feta, olives and tart cherry tomatoes to the salad. It didn’t take any more time to make spiralize cucumber than chopping would have taken. It does help to lay the spiralized cucumbers on the counter and give the pieces a couple chops so you don’t end up with long strands all twisted up in the salad bowl, those can be tough to deal with when it comes to serving.
Using a spiraizer for veggies can help make those boring salads a little more fun, without adding extra time in the kitchen.