Secrets of a zucchini

Zucchini. Looks like a cucumber, tastes almost nothing and goes from kind of dry as raw state to extremely watery when cooked. I have to admit, it was never one of my favorite vegetables – until recently!

I bought a spiral slicer from Naturata and started making raw salads with different tasty dressings based on those zucchinis. Now I love zucchini and recently even used one to bake the most amazing moist and creamy chocolate cake.

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Photo: Lisa Fuchs

You’ll find that recipe on my blog.

And here is a simple raw zucchini salad for you to try out.

As a side dish, for the four of us, I make a salad of 2 medium sized zucchinis.

Start by spiral slicing the zucchinis

Make a dressing of:

  • The juice and zest of one organic lemon
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Mustard to taste – about 1 tbsp.
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Pour dressing over zucchini and mix well. Top with chopped fresh lemon balm if you have, and grated parmesan cheese if you are not vegan.

Zucchini-salad[1]

Photo: Lisa Fuchs

 

Text and photos by Lisa Fuchs, February 2015

Lisa Fuchs is the author of “Delicious grain free baking” available on amazon. She also writes about healthy and creative baking, under the name Liesel on her blog: lieselathome.com

You will never find sugar or gluten in any of her recipes and most of them are also lactose free.

 

 

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