Spiralize 1 zucchini using a hand spiralizer to make zucchini noodles a.k.a 'zoodles'. In a sealable bowl mix: zoodles, 1/2 sliced cucumber, 1/4 cubed red onion, and 6-8 halved cherry tomatoes. You can also add mushrooms, diced bell peppers, black or green olives, and sliced carrots. Mix in 1/3 cup of garlic-infused olive oil and pepper. Mix, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
Zoodles (a.k.a. zucchini noodles) are one of the hottest food trends right now. Using a spiralizer, you can turn zucchini into tasty noodles. They can be used in place of pasta or in their own unique recipes. Zucchini contains – copper, manganese, vitamin C, magnesium, fiber, and so much more! This ‘Zoodle Salad’ recipe is an excellent alternative to a side salad, traditional pasta salad, or as a pair with almost any meal. What is more, it is simple to make and is loaded with vitamins.
Zoodle Salad [Recipe]
- 1 zucchini
- 1/2 cucumber, sliced
- 1/4 red onion, diced
- 6-8 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/3 cup garlic-infused olive oil
- A pinch of pepper
- Spiralize your zucchini (I use a hand spiralizer).
- Combine all prepped ingredients, including zoodles into a sealable bowl.
- Pour in garlic-infused olive oil, add pepper and gently mix.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Some other additions may include black and/or green olives, mushrooms, diced bell peppers, and shredded carrots.
Voila! You have a tasty snack or addition to any meal that is nutrient-dense, satisfying, and vibrant! Remember, there is nothing wrong with traditional pasta. If you want to pair your ‘Zoodle Salad’ with a pasta meal, opt for whole grain noodles for the meal. Whole grain noodles are a better bet than refined, white flour noodles. Or if you want to make your own noodles, have at it!