Quick and Easy Asian Zucchini Salad

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

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

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. Indeed, 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. Actually, 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!

However, 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.

By the way, my granddaughter is currently into eating pretend-things, so if I’d tell her she’s eating baby snakes or worms she’d consume these veggies, no questions asked.

Anyway, 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 also, it takes no time to make.

Quick and Easy Asian Zucchini Salad

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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.

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

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

So, what are your favorite ways to prepare zucchini? Just don’t say zucchini bread or a cake, ha! Granted, my husband wouldn’t mind getting that for lunch every day.

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.

https://all-thats-jas.com/2017/03/asian-zucchini-salad.html

I’m submitting this recipe to Recipe Showdown cooking challenge to Beth of Binky’s Culinary Carnival who is our hostess for March. So head over to participate!

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  1. Reply
    The Wednesday Showcase March 14, 2017
    June 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    […] Asian Zucchini Salad from All That’s Jas […]

  2. […] just recently made this Quick and Easy Asian Zucchini Salad. I got a new kitchen gadget and had to try it out. This zoodle salad is tasty, healthy, and fun. […]

  3. Reply
    Miz Helen
    March 14, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    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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      Jas
      March 14, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      Isn’t it a great gadget? 😀

  4. Reply
    Ann
    March 14, 2017 at 5:31 am

    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! 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 14, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Yep, that’s her 😀
      I changed my header a couple of times and this is not final version. Working slowly on updating my site. Can’t find a theme I like that is not too expensive. Free is my preference, though!

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        Ann
        March 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm

        Free is always good! 😀
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          Jas
          March 20, 2017 at 10:20 pm

          Yes, it is!

  5. Reply
    Kati
    March 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I love zucchini too! And spiralized is even better. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Wednesday Showcase party. I can’t wait to try it.
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      Jas
      March 13, 2017 at 3:51 pm

      Yes, it is! Thanks you, Kati!

  6. Reply
    ZazaCook
    March 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    What a delicious, healthy and colorful salad, Jas! Can’t wait to try it. It’s an occasion for me to buy sesame oil and rice vinegar. Thank you so much for sharing:)
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      Jas
      March 12, 2017 at 6:10 pm

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

  7. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    March 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

    I’m running behind!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe on last week’s What’s for Dinner link up!

  8. […] it’s the perfect lunch for me, so I really love this healthy Asian Zucchini Salad recipe from All That’s Jas and I can’t wait to try […]

  9. Reply
    Beverly
    March 10, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Your Asian Zucchini Salad looks great. I love that you made it look so appetizing with the spiralizer. What a neat gadget. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle, Jas. Pinning to my salads board.
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      Jas
      March 10, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you, Beverly! it makes it more fun to eat too 🙂

  10. Reply
    Michelle
    March 9, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I’m with you on this one Jas, food that looks less than ordinary is always a winner and I actually can make a salad. It’s one of the very few things that doesn’t involve me blowing up the kitchen, probably because I don’t have to go near the stove/oven thingy. I can’t wait to try your zucchini salad, it looks so refreshing and healthy
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      Jas
      March 9, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      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 😀

  11. Reply
    Jen Gregor
    March 8, 2017 at 9:51 am

    This salad looks so great and healthy, and so pretty with the spiralizer! Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link-up!
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      Jas
      March 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Pretty is always a plus! Thank you, Jen 🙂

  12. Reply
    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    March 7, 2017 at 7:32 am

    It would taste the same if the veggies were chopped but your salad is certainly pretty and I’m sure it was as good as it looks.
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      Jas
      March 7, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Aw, thank you, Karen! Hope your week is going great! XO

  13. Reply
    Lynda
    March 6, 2017 at 8:57 am

    This is my kind of zoodle recipe. I love their texture raw and this salad looks delicious – pinning!
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      Jas
      March 6, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      I’m in love with their raw texture too, Lynda! Thank you for pinning and visiting!

  14. Reply
    Jenny
    March 5, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    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. 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 6, 2017 at 8:00 am

      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!

  15. Reply
    Katherines Corner
    March 4, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    oh my this is surely delicious and it looks so fresh and colorful my friend xo
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      Jas
      March 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm

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

  16. Reply
    Carlee
    March 4, 2017 at 10:10 am

    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
      March 4, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      I knew I liked you for a reason, lol!

  17. Reply
    Katrin
    March 4, 2017 at 2:54 am

    I love salads and this one would be a delicious change up, since I always kind of make the same, lol. Love all the ingredients!!
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      Jas
      March 4, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      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 🙂

  18. Reply
    Julia
    March 3, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    This salad looks right up my alley! I like that you added turmeric too!
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      Jas
      March 4, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Turmeric makes all the difference! Thanks for visiting!

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    Mrs Shoes
    March 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    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!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 4, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      Ha, ha, two servings of this salad won’t hurt you, Mrs. Shoes! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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