ZUCCHINI “PASTA” SALAD WITH CREAMY AVOCADO DRESSING

Ingredients

Salad ingredients:
    • 2 medium green zucchini, cut with a spiral slicer
    • 2 cups thinly sliced cucumber
    • 4 green onions, sliced
    • 1 red bell pepper, diced
    • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1/4 cup hemp or sesame seeds (optional but tasty)
    • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
Dressing ingredients:
    • 1 ripe avocado
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup lemon or lime juice, fresh squeezed
    • Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional:
  • Salad Greens (I like this served over a bed of greens like baby aragula)

Instructions

Salad preparation:
    • Cut the zucchini using spiral slicer and place in large salad bowl.
    • Top with all other salad ingredients and toss.
Dressing preparation:
  • Add avocado, olive oil and lemon or lime juice to blender.
  • Blend until very smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper and give another quick whir.
  • Alternatively, you can mash the avocado with a fork and then mix the ingredients very well in a bowl or shake, shake, shake them in a mason jar.
  • Pour dressing over salad and stir to combine.
  • If possible, refrigerate for at least an hour before serving to allow flavors to marry.

Recipe from blog.

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