Definition of spiralize in English:


(British spiralise)


[with object]
  • Use a spiralizer to cut (vegetables) into long ribbons or strips.

    ‘you don't need to buy gluten-free spaghetti if you spiralize courgettes’
    ‘a simple salad of spiralized carrots, tangy feta cheese, sweet raisins, and crunchy chickpeas’
    • ‘Include familiar favourites and new varieties, such as purple cabbage or fennel: encourage the kids to help you wash, chop, spiralize and peel.’
    • ‘To pick a zucchini that is perfect for spiralizing, check the size and the straightness.’
    • ‘Attempting to spiralize an eggplant for a spin on the eggplant Parmesan casserole turned frustrating, as the purple bulb became mush.’
    • ‘Spiralized vegetables may not hit that chewy, bready spot, but when taken as their own food group, they can yield some innovative meals.’
    • ‘This spaghetti alternative uses spiralised or finely peeled vegetables - celeriac in winter, or courgette in summer.’
    • ‘Step 1: Spiralise the cucumber and courgette to make fine spaghetti noodles.’
    • ‘Add the spiralized zucchini noodles to the pot and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes, or until the noodles are just soft and flexible.’
    • ‘Spiralizing also encourages us to eat larger quantities of fruit and vegetables, especially raw ones, which helps increase the amount of fibre we're eating, too.’
    • ‘Want to make spiralized vegetable noodles but don't want to shell out for specialized gear?’
    • ‘Above the blade is a revolving crank handle, attached to a spiky grip which holds whatever you're spiralizing in place.’


Mid 19th century (in the sense ‘move in a spiral’ or ‘cut spirally’): from spiral + -ize.