Raw Zoodles Salad

Mondays are always a really busy day for me. The weekend sees me in full mother mode. Although I love the family time with my husband, son and dogs there just isn’t much down time. So when Monday rolls around I have a list longer than my arm; work to catch up on, emails to respond, tidying, washing (a pile bigger than me – how does one small person go through so much clothing?!) … The list is endless really. I try and cram so much in and so being able to make food easily and quickly is really important so that I can nourish myself and get through my to do list.

I love making this raw zoodles salad on days when Phoenix is nursery. It’s a really cleansing salad but its simultaneously fulling and you feel pretty nourished too. I really recommend it if you need something quick and I think it’s a perfect starter dish if you are entertaining guests or great to make as a side.

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Ingredients

This is based on for just one person so alter the quantities accordingly:

1/2 a zucchini

1/2 an avocado

olive oil, half a lemon & grey sea salt for the dressing

Nuts of your choice – in this particular instance I used chopped walnuts

Any other greens – I used a handful of kale & a few bits of asparagus

Recipe

Set your oven to 180 celsius and pop some chopped up nuts in a dish into the oven for 10 minutes to toast them lightly. In the meantime, spiralise your zucchini into a bowl. Massage your kale in olive oil using your hands and add to the bowl. Chop up the avocado & asparagus and add to the salad. Drizzle the salad in olive oil and the juice of half a lemon. Sprinkle on a little sea salt and then mix the salad up. The avocado, olive oil and lemon juice combined creates a really yummy & simple dressing. When the oil and lemon mixes with the avocado it allows the avo’s creaminess to rub onto the other veggies in the bowl. Sprinkle with the toasted nuts and voila – a healthy, nourishing salad.

Nutritional Nugget: Zucchini has a high content of vitamin C, carbohydrates, protein and fibre. It contains significant quantities of potassium, folate and Vitamin A – all of which are important for good health.

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2 thoughts on “Raw Zoodles Salad

  1. Gosh, I love zucchini! Loving the shades of green in this dish, it looks so healthy and so delicious (it’s possible, ladies and gentlemen haha). I love that you added some nuts for a crunch, always a great thing in my opinion. I think it is time for me to start investing in a spiralizer.

    Would you by any chance be interested in sharing your recipe with our community of passionate foodies? We’re always on the lookout for fun, new and delicious recipes. You can find us right over here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnlyGoodEats

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    1. Hi Char, thanks for your note. So glad you like the recipe and I definitely recommend getting a spiraliser! It’s great for zucchini, carrots, sweet potato, butternut and even cucumber! 🙂 I’ll definitely head to your Facebook page would be more than happy for you to share any of my recipes! x

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