So, I couldn't stand it anymore. I knew when I saw this cool gadget for the first time that I just had to have it in my life. I went back to World Market a couple weeks later (because I'm always looking for any excuse to go there) and got myself a spiral slicer.
It's so fun to use and has greatly enhanced my relationship with vegetables. Besides, who could resist the fun little "leftovers" it creates??? LOL.
Dear husband is on a mission to cut out pretty much all the garbage from his diet (and I need to do the same), so I came up with this fun and tasty salad using my oh-so-entertaining kitchen gadget. You gotta try this - so fresh, simple and delicious :)
I started with a couple zucchinis. I sliced them in half because I learned right away that if I don't, I end up with one loooooonnnggg continuous noodle. Though it looks kinda fun, it makes it a little awkward to eat.
So, really. You gotta get yourself a spiral slicer and try this recipe. The sky really is the limit with this. I'm sharing a very simple salad recipe here, but there are so many variations. You could add chicken, black olives, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, corn, cherry tomatoes, etc. The possibilities are endless :)
Zucchini Noodle Salad
medium zucchini peeled and cut in half (in the middle, not lengthwise)
red bell pepper, diced
green onions, diced
medium carrot, shredded
c. turkey breast, chopped (3 oz.)
c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
of 1 small lemon
Olive oil (optional)
Using Spiral Slicer, slice 2 zucchinis and place the spirals into a medium bowl. Add bell pepper, green onions, carrot and turkey breast. Toss to combine. Squeeze lemon over top and toss again. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese. (I poured a little Creamy Italian dressing over mine, but my husband loved it without).
Remember to share your variation of this recipe!