Spiral Zucchini Pasta Salad

spiral zucchini pasta pepper salad

I’m always looking for new ways to make veggies the star of every meal.  Some of you have already tried this [Kristina from Life as Kristina + Lisa of Thrive-Style] and some of you are going to think i’m lying when I say that this recipe is so utterly delicious that Paul and I licked our plates clean.  But I don’t lie =) Case-in-Point, I know it’s healthier, but I despise brown rice sushi.  The nuttiness of the brown rice overpowers my veggies and I end up just eating the fish, seaweed, + veggies and tossing the rice.  Such is life.  But I’m not here to bash brown rice sushi, that would be silly!  I’m here to tell you about the day I fell in love with my Spiralizer.

I thought I had enough appliances in the house… Between the blender, food processor, panini press, toaster, salad spinner, quesadilla maker, crock pot and mini crock pot, I thought I was at my max appliance threshold.  What else could I possibly need?

A Spiralizer!
spiralizer
It was between this and a rice cooker + this was worth every penny of the $35 it cost.
It literally took 1 minute to assemble and 1 additional minute to clean up.  I’m in LOVE!!
spiralizer spiral sliced zucchini

Here is my first creation
What’s in it?
1 medium zucchini
4 mini bell peppers
1-2 cups of lettuce [optional. I used spring mix]
1 tomato or any other veggies you have on hand!
spoonful or two of your favorite dressing!

Brontosaurus chefs + T-rex chefs You both can eat this! Enjoy!

Get “Cooking!”
Use a spiralizer to crank the zucchini into delicious curls.  Serve raw atop a bed of greens with all your favorite veggies.  I topped my salad with light Naturally Fresh Ranch dressing… have you tried their stuff before? AH-mazing! [and the ingredients rock!] Balsamic, Greek, or Italian dressings would be fabulous as well!  Bonus points for those of you who make your own dressings! <3 

So, How was it?
I wasn’t joking when I said we licked the plate clean =)  It was fabulous!  I can’t wait to come up with a zillion and one recipes for curly, delicious zucchini!

raw zucchini pasta salad vegetarian

Have you ever tried raw zucchini in a salad?  I think I actually prefer it raw vs. cooked!


Comments

  1. says

    I haven’t bust out the spiralizer since January’s all raw month. I do prefer my zucchini cooked but they were great spiralized too. I should bust that gadget out again this week for some raw food while the kids are gone. :)

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