Quick and Easy Asian Zucchini Salad

Zucchini is my husband’s new favorite vegetable to binge on. He had a green beans phase, then asparagus, and now it’s zucchini. I’m running out of ideas on how to make them. If they’re not roasted they’re stuffed with cheese. Oh, and they’re grilled in summer. This Asian salad scored multiple times: it’s quick and easy, my husband got his zucchini, and I used my spiralizer that was hiding somewhere in a drawer.

Do you also need to have a gadget even if you rarely never use it? Yes? Can we be friends, please?

I probably sound like a broken record, but in case you forgot, I used to hate food. You could only get me to eat a little (other than yelling in frustration and grounding me) if you made it look really pretty on a plate. Bless my mom for all the effort and time she put into styling food just so her skinny little towhead daughter would take a few bites (do you think I could make her proud?).

Although I now inhale food in any shape and form, I still like it better when it looks other than ordinary. I could’ve just chopped my veggies for this salad, top it with the Asian dressing and it would still taste the same.

But making zoodles is so much more fun!

Carrots were a little harder to get through the spiralizer and you could leave them out, but they add a nice color to the salad. I’m sure kids would eat their vegetables cut this way too. My granddaughter is currently into eating pretend-things, so if I’d tell her she’s eating baby snakes or worms she’d consume the veggies, no questions asked.

This Asian zucchini salad was a nice contrast to mustard pork chops and scalloped potatoes we had for dinner the other day. It’s easily a new favorite and it takes no time to make. 

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Ingredients:
Serves 2-4

1 zucchini
1 large carrot
1 seedless cucumber
1 clove garlic, minced
1 spring onion, sliced (green and white parts)
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

 

Directions:

With a spiralizer, spiralize zucchini, carrot, and cucumber. Alternatively, use a peeler to cut veggies into ribbons.

Add sliced green onions and garlic.

In a small bowl, whisk together turmeric, sesame oil, and vinegar. Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss with veggie noodles. Serve immediately.

quick and easy Asian zucchini salad - All that's Jas

What are your favorite ways to prepare zucchini? Just don’t say zucchini bread or a cake, I don’t think it goes well with every meal. Pretty sure my husband wouldn’t oppose it, though.

quick and easy Asian zucchini salad - All that's Jas

Quick and Easy Asian Zucchini Salad

Quick and Easy Asian Zucchini Salad

Quick and easy Asian salad with zucchini, carrot, and cucumber spiralized into zoodles is crisp and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 seedless cucumber
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 spring onion, sliced (green and white parts)
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

With a spiralizer, spiralize zucchini, carrot, and cucumber. Alternatively, use a peeler to cut veggies into ribbons.

Add sliced green onions and garlic.

In a small bowl, whisk together turmeric, sesame oil, and vinegar. Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste. Gently toss with veggie noodles. Serve immediately.

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34 Replies to “Quick and Easy Asian Zucchini Salad”

  1. Miz Helen

    Yes I have to have the gadgets, and I of course have this great gadget. I can’t wait to try your salad and just pinned it! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
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  2. Ann

    Very, very healthy! Your grand daughter reminds me of Calvin & Hobbes who would only eat gross stuff. LOL. Worms and snakes sound yummy. :p

    I see that you changed your header? It’s looking crisp and clean. I like it! 🙂

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    • Jas Post author

      Thank you, Zaza. Same here, but then I look for more recipes to make with the rare ingredient so it doesn’t get wasted 🙂

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    • Jas Post author

      Lol, Michelle! I doubt you’re a bad cook. If you use a fraction of your DIY talent in a kitchen, then you’re fine 😀

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  4. Jenny

    This looks delicious & it’s good for the Whole 30 that I’m doing right now. I will definitely be trying this recipe out this week. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Sunday Features link up this week. 🙂

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    • Jas Post author

      Hi Jenny! I’m thinking about starting the Whole 30 myself! Actually I desperately need it, lol. I recently shared a roundup of healthy recipes in Stay on Track – Healthy Eating post. You might find some inspiration there 🙂 Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous week!

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    • Jas Post author

      Hello, pretty lady! It is fresh and wholesome, plus I love the texture. Hope your weekend is going wonderful, my friend! XOXO

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  5. Carlee

    I love to have all of those only use every once in a while gadgets. That is until I have to find a place to store them. Some make the cut and get a spot to stay… usually kicking out one that I haven’t used in years. But they are all fun when I first get them! The spiralizer does make this salad a real beauty!
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    • Jas Post author

      That’s what I was thinking, Katrin. Nothing wrong with tried and true but it’s fun to switch things up once in a while 🙂

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  6. Mrs Shoes

    Mr Shoes was just asking me what I’m making for supper tonight…. I had no idea until now, because that salas looks so good to ME. I will make enough for Mr Shoes & Boot too. But I’m probably the only one getting two servings & LIKING it!

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