Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mad About Zucchini

I wanted to try a different approach in eating zucchini. Before I use to just chop it and make a stir-fry out of it. This time, why not eat it fresh?

Zucchini Raw Salad
  • 2 fresh zucchinis shredded
  • 1 fresh carrot
  • 1/2 cup of cubed jimaca (optional)
  • dash of sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil for flavor

Sweet Soy Dressing
  • 1/4 cup of dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp of rice wine

For the sweet soy sauce
  • Combine all ingredients and reduce in medium heat
For the Salad
  • Peel and grate the zucchinis and carrots
  • Combine both in a bowl


  • Dress the zucchini and carrot mixture with sesame oil and balsamic vinegar

  • Add in all other fresh ingredients
  • Top with sesame seeds, cilantro and the sweet sauce
  • Serve and Enjoy!
I made two different presentation of the same dish. I added some deli turkey on the side to get some protein in my meal for that day. You can definately play around with your own presentation either with a plate or salad bowl.

1 comment:

  1. The plating looks so professional! I always buy zucchini on a weekly basis. It's so delicious :) and low cal!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day!