Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Zucchini Noodle Salad with Basil & Mint

This is a refreshing cold salad that is perfect for summer cookouts.  The zucchini noodles mimics pasta so you'll feel like your eating a pasta salad!  I also added shirataki tofu noodles to add extra volume to the dish.  You can find them in your refrigerated produce section of your supermarket or here.

You'll Need:
  • 1 large zucchini or 2 small
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • handful of fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dash of red pepper flakes (if desired)
If you don't have one of those noodle spiral tools to make your zucchini noodles simply use a mandolin with a french fry slicer inserted and set to slice at about 1/8 in or as thin as you can set it.  Begin slicing your zucchini length wise to get long spaghetti type noodles.  Place into a bowl and add remaining ingredients.  Allow to sit for about 10 minutes to allow the zucchini to soften and absorb the flavors.  Serve with feta or shaved Parmesan cheese!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! Looks delicious! Going to make this with tomorrow night's dinner!