There is seriously no faster way to process fresh vegetables than with a spiralizer. Once you get your spiralizer set up, you can transform a whole zucchini into a pile of noodles in about 10 seconds.
To start, trim off the rounded ends of the zucchini. Press one flat end against the spiked surface attached to the handle (above left) and the other flat end flush against the blade (above right). Start cranking, moving the sliding handle piece closer to the blade as you go. Piles of fresh vegetable noodles will come out the other side.
Most spiralizers come with multiple blade shapes. In addition to the round- and triangle-cut blades used to make “spaghetti,” spiralizers often come with a ribbon-cut blade that makes wide, flat “fettucine” noodles: