July 30, 2014

60+ Paleo Spiralizer Recipes plus How to Avoid Buying a Counterfeit Paderno Spiral Slicer

Guess who's back...back again? Well, it's been a long time, my friends. It's been a crazy, stressful summer around here, so I apologize for not posting. I hope that you are all enjoying summer wherever you are.

A few months ago, my spiralizer broke. Since I have recommended this spiralizer before, especially to those of you on Facebook, I figured I should tell you guys what I found out. I purchased (what I thought was) the Paderno vegetable spiral slicer back in September, but at the end of May (after only using it a few times a month), part of the handle broke. Turns out it was a counterfeit unit (purchased through Amazon, but sold by another seller).

60+ Paleo Spiralizer Recipes plus How to Avoid Buying a Counterfeit Paderno Spiral Slicer

I also scoured the Internet for spiralizer recipes from many talented bloggers. For those of you that already have a spiralizer or plan to get one, I didn't want to leave you hanging without recipes to use this thing. It only took me a few months to put this together. ;-)

So...after contacting the company, Paderno World Cuisine, this is what I learned from the CEO:

"They are made of poor quality as they are using the wrong type of materials; so they would break or crack easily or the suction feet don't hold or the turning crank snaps easily and so on.

If the unit is sold under a different name, then it's the consumer choice. However, if they are sold under our name, pretending being us, then it's a consumer fraud. We of course go after them but it's a hide and seek game; some resellers pops up at night, others just for a few days, others on different sites, using all the tricks in the book."

I wanted to share this information with you all so this doesn't happen to you. Or if it has, you can get your refund and get the real Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer. I have a new Paderno spiral slicer now and haven't had any issues with it. I can tell the difference in how smoothly it creates noodles compared to my old unit. (And if you're wondering, I was able to get a refund from Amazon for the counterfeit unit.) So, in order to avoid these counterfeit units, there are only a few places to look for the real Paderno spiral slicers.

Where to purchase the Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Slicer:

Amazon.com: But be aware that other sellers may be selling counterfeit units. To be sure you are getting a real Paderno, make sure unit is by Paderno World Cuisine (directly under name of product) and sold and shipped by Amazon. My was shipped directly via Amazon, but "sold by" another company. From the CEO: "...buy it on Amazon but only if SOLD by Amazon itself. Amazon LLC, as being the seller (not a third party) doesn't sell counterfeit units."   

Purchase the Paderno World Cuisine A4982799 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer on Amazon HERE

*Paderno recently came out with a 4-blade spiralizer which you can find here.

Williams-Sonoma: The Paderno spiralizer is also being sold at Williams-Sonoma so you can also check them out and purchase one there.

I can't speak for the quality of other brands as I personally use and recommend the Paderno spiral slicer. If you aren't able to purchase a spiralizer, you can use a julienne peeler to make some types of noodles. I used this one for my zucchini before getting the Paderno.

Vegetable Spiral Slicer Recipes
Recipes are Paleo and Gluten/Grain Free and Dairy Free unless stated otherwise (some include dairy which is sometimes optional)

Key: EF = egg free, NF = nut free, NSF = nightshade free, AIP = autoimmune protocol, W30 = Whole30


Includes protein: eggs, meat, seafood. (Bring on the bacon meat!)
Comfort Noodles  (NSF, W30) -- The Clothes Make the Girl (First noodle recipe I ever made!)

Paleo Spaghetti Alla Carbonara (NF, NSF, W30) -- Paleo Pot

Italian Meatball Zoodle Soup includes dairy (NF) -- Peace Love and Low Carb

AIP-friendly Spaghetti and Meatballs (EF, NF, NSF, AIP, W30) -- The Paleo Mom

Meatballs with Zucchini and Carrot Pasta (EF, NF, AIP-friendly, W30) -- Cinnamon Eats

Phaux Easy Paleo Pho  (EF, NF, NSF, AIP, W30) -- Cook like a Cavewoman

Tuna Zoodle Casserole with Smoked Paprika (EF, NF, AIP-friendly, W30) -- Primal Bliss Nutrition

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles and Spinach (EF, NF, NSF, AIP, W30) -- Livin' the Crunchy Life

Lobster Tail Fra Diavolo with Zucchini Noodles (EF, NF, W30) -- Inspiralized

Paleo Pasta with Sardines (EF) -- Life Liberty Healthiness

Thai Basil Sambal Noodles (EF, NF) -- Virginia is for Hunter Gatherers

Paleo Chicken Tetrazzini (EF, NSF) -- Ditch the Wheat  

Roasted Garlic Chicken and Veggie Primavera (EF, NF, W30) -- Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Vietnamese Stir Fry  (EF, NF, W30) -- Slim Palate

Chicken Noodle Soup (EF, NF, NSF, AIP, W30) -- Elana's Pantry

Zucchini Noodles with Basil Avocado Sauce and Grilled Chicken use zucchini in place of spaghetti squash (EF, NF, NSF, AIP, W30) -- Livin' the Crunchy Life

Paleo Chow Mein (EF, NF, NSF) -- Plaid and Paleo

Bacon-Basil Zucchini Pasta (EF, NSF, AIP-friendly, W30) -- The Paleo Mom

Zoodles with Crispy Pancetta and Pecorino includes dairy (EF, NSF) -- The Iron You

60 Paleo Spiralizer Recipes plus How to Avoid Buying a Counterfeit Paderno Spiral Slicer
Photo credit (top right to bottom left): Inspiralized, Against All Grain, Slim Palate, 
The Clothes Make the Girl, In Sonnet's Kitchen, The Urban Poser

All about the Vegetables! (Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly)

Basic Zucchini Noodles with tips to avoid watery noodles (EF, NF, NSF, AIP, W30) -- The Clothes Make the Girl

Zucchini Pasta Pesto (EF, W30) -- Cook Eat Paleo

Creamy Pesto Pasta with Spring Vegetables omit peas for paleo (EF) -- Against all Grain

Sausage Spaghetti in Creamy Tomato Sauce (EF, NF, W30) -- Everyday Paleo

Zucchini Noodles with Caper Olive Sauce and Tomatoes (EF, NF, W30) -- Gourmande in the Kitchen

Sesame Zucchini Noodles (NF, EF, W30) -- Zenbelly

Rad Rainbow Raw Pad Thai  omit edamame for paleo (EF) -- Oh She Glows

Green Ribbon Salad (EF, NF, NSF, AIP) -- Gluten Free Cat

Zucchini Fettuccine with Rosemary Butternut Creme Sauce (EF, NF, NSF, AIP, W30)-- In Sonnet's Kitchen
Yellow Squash

Pad Thai (NF) -- Deliciously Organic

Tomato Cream Sauce with Spiralized Squash Noodles (EF, NF) -- Brittany Angell

Paleo Fettuccine Alfredo (EF, NF, NSF) -- Brittany Angell

60+ Paleo Spiralizer Recipes plus How to Avoid Buying a Counterfeit Paderno Spiral Slicer
Photo credit (top right to top left): Nom Nom Paleo, Gourmande in the Kitchen, Inspiralized, Living Nutrition, Inspiralized, Cinnamon Eats, Grok Grub


Cucumber Noodles with Asparagus and Ginger Scallion Sesame Sauce (EF, NF, W30) -- Gourmande in the Kitchen

Chilled Mango Cucumber Salad (NF) -- Brittany Angell

Cold Cucumber Noodles with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette (AIP-friendly, W30) -- Paleo Pot

Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles (EF, NF, W30) -- The Clothes Make the Girl

Cucumber Mint Noodles with Ginger Dressing (EF, W30) -- Tales of a Kitchen

Lemon Cucumber Noodles with Cumin (EF, NF, NSF, W30) -- Civilized Caveman 

Cold Cucumber Noodle BLT Salad with Tomato Basil Vinaigrette (EF, NF, W30) -- Livin' the Crunchy Life

Sweet Potatoes

Vegetables only

Paleo Pad Thai with Sweet Potato Noodles (EF) -- Brittany Angell

Sweet Potato Noodles with Kale Pesto (EF, AIP-friendly, W30) -- Gourmande in the Kitchen

Paleo Crispy Noodles (EF, NF, NSF, AIP, W30) -- A Girl Worth Saving

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese includes dairy (EF, NF, NSF) -- Inspiralized 

Protein included

Sweet Potato Pasta with Figs, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese includes dairy (EF, NSF) -- Civilized Caveman

Buffalo Chicken Alfredo with Sweet Potato Pasta (EF, NF) -- Brittany Angell

Sweet Potato Spaghetti includes dairy (EF, NF, NSF) -- Strictly Paleoish 

Chestnut and Sweet Potato Pasta (EF, NSF, W30) -- Cinnamon Eats

Citrus-Bison Meatballs with Crispy Sweet Potato Noodles (EF, NF, NSF AIP, W30) -- Autoimmune Paleo 

Buns, Dogs, and Waffles, Oh my!

Salmon BLT & Avocado in a Sweet Potato Noodle Bun (NF, W30) -- PaleOMG

Yummy Mummies (sweet potato-wrapped hot dogs) (EF, NF, NSF) -- Nom Nom Paleo

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Noodle Waffles (NF, NSF) -- Inspiralized

60 Paleo Spiralizer Recipes plus How to Avoid Buying a Counterfeit Paderno Spiral Slicer
Photo credit (top right to top left): Gourmande in the Kitchen, Nummy for my Tummy, Tales of a Kitchen, 
Inspiralized, A Girl Worth Saving, PaleoOMG, The Lean Green Bean


Apple Funnel Cake (NF, EF, NSF) -- Nummy for my Tummy

Easy Apple Noodle Rhubarb Crisps  (EF, NSF, AIP-friendly) -- Inspiralized


Winter Caprese Beet Noodle Pasta includes dairy (EF, NF) -- The Lean Green Bean

Watermelon Gazpacho with Beet Noodles (EF, NF, W30) -- Inspiralized


Garlic Broccoli Noodles with Toasted Pine Nuts optional dairy (EF) -- Inspiralized

Butternut Squash

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Noodles (EF, NF, W30) -- One Green Planet

Quick No-Cook Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce with Butternut Squash Pasta (EF, NF, W30) -- Bare Root Girl

Salmon with Butternut Squash "Soba" Noodles and Sesame Broccoli (EF, NF, NSF) -- Against all Grain


Easy Carrot Spaghetti (EF, NF, W30) -- Oatmeal with a Fork

Carrot Pasta with a Creamy Zesty Garlic Sauce (EF, NF, NSF, W30) -- Tales of a Kitchen

Purple Cauliflower Thai Green Coconut Curry with Carrot Noodles (EF, NF) -- Inspiralized 


Lo bak (daikon) Noodle Stir Fry (EF, NF, NSF, AIP, W30) -- The Real Food Guide


Pasta Primavera with Eggplant Noodles and Vegan Alfredo omit peas for paleo (EF, NF) -- Whole New Mom


Spicy Spiralized Shoe String Jicama Fries (EF, NF, W30) -- Inspiralized


Ginger Garlic Parsnip Noodles (EF, NF, NSF, AIP, W30) -- Meatified

Paleo Pasta Puttanesca (EF, NF, W30) -- Grok Grub


Paleo Mexican Noodle Bowl (EF, NF, W30) -- Brittany Angell

Inspiralized by Ali
I can't share a post of spiralizer recipes without telling you about the website, Inspiralized, that I recently discovered. Some of you are probably already familiar with Ali of Inspiralized. I've shared some (quite a few) of her recipes in the list, but Ali's whole blog is spiralized recipes. Very creative ones! Some are not paleo, but from what I've seen, many of them are or are easy to modify. She also has many tutorials and tells you exactly How to Spiralize. Find her website here.


You can purchase the Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer through Amazon HERE. Be sure to check that it is sold by Amazon LLC. (Find the new 4-blade spiralizer here. I have the 3-blade.)

60 Paleo Spiralizer Recipes plus How to Avoid Buying a Counterfeit Paderno Spiral Slicer

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  1. When you say sold by Amazon, is that the same as fulfilled by them? Here is the one I bought from Amazon. Now I am wondering if it is real or not. I figure with review from over 900 people and a 4 1/2 star rating it would be the real thing. What do you think? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GRIR87M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  2. Livin' the Crunchy LifeAugust 10, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Hi Carol! The one you linked to is not a Paderno World Cuisine; however, that doesn't mean it is a counterfeit. That is simply a different brand (one that I'm not familiar with). The counterfeit Paderno slicers are sold under the "Paderno World Cuisine" name leading consumers to believe they are buying a Paderno. When I bought mine (through the same link unfortunately), it was listed as a Paderno, shipped by Amazon, but "sold by" another company. At the time, I assumed they were just selling the Paderno, but after speaking to the company (Paderno) that is not true. If you are purchasing it on Amazon (and I'm only aware of this with the Paderno), this is what you should see (in image below). Top says by "Paderno World Cuisine" then "ships from and sold by Amazon." It comes it a Paderno box and seems to be a Paderno slicer, but it's a cheaply-made counterfeit. I hope that helps! This post isn't meant to say that other brands are worthless or counterfeit. I'm only speaking of what I know about the Paderno World Cuisine and the counterfeits being sold under the same name.

    So, as for the one you purchased, it's not a counterfeit as far as I know. It's just a different brand and from the reviews, it seems to be a decent one. :)

    Here's the link to the image below (same link shared in post): http://amzn.to/18HEMg5

  3. Thank you for including my Apple Funnel Cake! :)
    Nummy For My Tummy

  4. Livin' the Crunchy LifeSeptember 30, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    You are very welcome!

  5. Very impressive collection of dishes. spiral veggie cutter is the best solution for cutting vegetables like carrot and cucumber in different shapes.

  6. what do you think of the spiral slicer that sur la table just started selling under their own name - it looks just like the perderno

  7. What a great list of spiralizer recipes! Thanks for sharing! Here'a another one for butternut squash that I LOVE: http://www.fabmamas.com/recipes/2014/11/12/butternut-squash-noodles-with-browned-butter-sage-sauce

  8. Livin' the Crunchy LifeNovember 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Hi Rose. Not sure as I haven't seen or used it. You may be able to find some reviews for it online. I usually check those out to see what others think.

  9. This best spiral slicer creates mounds of endless julienne strips of carrots, radishes, cucumbers and all kinds of firm vegetables.

    Best Spiral Slicer

  10. I just received the Sur La Table spiralizer for Christmas. I'm not impressed. The guider broke upon first use and the suction cups do not work. I will be returning. the Paderno is actually cheaper on Amazon right now. I hope this helps...if not too late

  11. Livin' the Crunchy LifeJanuary 15, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Thanks Angela! Hopefully that will help Rose or someone else. :)

    Since I got the real Paderno, I have been very happy with it!

  12. Wow, thanks for the info! You just kept me from making costly purchase mistake! Love the recipes. I have been using a hand held spiralizer, but I am upgrading today to a paderno!

  13. I used the link that was posted and what arrived at my house was a spiral vegetable slicer but the copy made by York Wang. It said Home cuisine, but was obviously a fake. Good thing amazon has great return policies.

  14. Livin' the Crunchy LifeMay 23, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Sorry to hear that, Rebecca. Unfortunately, you have to double check the link. The link I posted is generally for the product as sold by Amazon. However, when they are out of stock, Amazon sells through other companies (as far as I can tell). I can't say for sure whether that means it was a fake as I'm not sure exactly how it works, I just recommend checking even when using the link posted. The top should have by "Paderno World Cuisine" then "ships from and sold by Amazon" as seen in image below.

    Again, sorry about your experience. Amazon is great (as a their return policies), but unfortunately there are lots of people out there trying to take advantage and sell counterfeit products.

  15. Livin' the Crunchy LifeMay 23, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Great, I hope you've been enjoying it! I'm still loving mine and haven't had any issues with it. Sometimes I just use my julienne peeler for zucchini noodles (because I'm lazy, lol), but I love the Paderno. :)

  16. Shannon Walla SpragueJuly 16, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Thanks for posting this. In carefully looking at the pictures of the "real" Paderno and mine, I realized that I, too, have a fake (side where veggies come out sticks out further, different suction cups, handle for slicers not as rounded). I always wondered what the hype was because mine didn't work very well! I contacted Amazon a year and a half after I bought it and explained the situation. They refunded my money and I just bought the "real" version. Comes tomorrow. Thanks for the info!


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