Trying to kick carb-filled pasta to the curb? “The Spiralized Kitchen” by best-selling author Leslie Bilderback offers up a great alternative to heaping bowls of spaghetti. Her delicious recipes all call for a spiralizer, an inexpensive and easy-to-use tool that turns healthy vegetables into pasta, rice, and more.  With Bilderback’s book you can say adios to noodles and hello to “zoodles“. Check out Bilderback’s spiralized Zucchini with Sweet Roasted Kale and Red Onions recipe below.

Spiralized Zucchini Salad with Sweet Roasted Kale and Red Onions

Makes 2 Large Servings

zucchini spiralized salad


  • 6-8 large kale leaves, stems removed
  • 1 red onion
  • 3-4 tablespoons regular olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 large zucchini squash
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Grated zest and juice of one orange
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1  tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon or more red chile flakes


1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Roughly chop the kale, spiralize the onion into thin shreds using the smallest holes, and combine them in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon of olive oil until well-coated. Spread onto a baking sheet and roast until the leaves are charred and the onions begin to brown. Spread almonds onto a second baking pan and toast in the same oven until fragrant and golden, about 5-10 minutes.

2. Spiralize zucchini into thin shreds using the smallest holes. Set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until softened. Stir in orange zest and juice, honey, vinegar, salt, pepper and chile flakes. Add zucchini and cook, tossing to coat, until just tender, about 2 minutes. Toss in kale and onion just before serving with a garnish of toasted almonds.

If you want to learn how to make more healthy spiralized meals head to your local bookstore to pick up Leslie Bilderback’s “The Spiralized Kitchen: Transform Your Vegetables into Fresh and Surprising Meals” or login to Amazon and order it online. 

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