In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m in love with The Noodler. I use the Spiral Slicer with just about any fruit or vegetable that I can. The big surprise to me about this is that I would now rather have spiral sliced zucchini than pasta in many dishes.
This salad is one example of that. In the past, I ate plenty of pasta salad in the Summer. Last week I discovered we had no pasta in the house. Last Summer, panic would have ensued. But not now! I just grabbed a couple zucchini from the crisper drawer, gave them a spin in The Noodler and was ready to make this salad in less time than boiling pasta. So it’s a time-saver, budget-friendly in season AND is a healthy upgrade to regular pasta!
Here’s a quick tip about the Spiral Slicer. Cut a notch in the zucchini as shown in the photo below. Instead of long noodles which can be hard to wrangle on your fork, you’ll get semi-circles instead. If you cut a notch on both sides of the zucchini, you’ll get half moons which closely resemble elbow macaroni.
But there’s more goodness to this salad than just the zucchini noodles. The dressing, which is very simple, is creamy thanks to an avocado. It’s a surprise ingredient, those who don’t know it contains avocado would never guess. I love the simplicity of a 3-ingredient dressing!
I like this salad so much I made it three times in the past week. I’m ready for zucchini to start overtaking my garden. Welcome, Summer. Now do your thing to my garden so I can make more of this salad!
I’m linking this post up with Heather’s Raw Foods Thursdays over at Gluten-Free Cat. Click over there for lots of delicious recipes. If ever there was a time of year perfect for raw foods, this is it!