Cold Asian Zoodle Salad a.k.a. "Cold Soba Noodle Salad"
Zucchini Noodles ~ “Zoodles”
Zucchini Noodles are quickly taking the place of spaghetti squash as a favorite substitute noodle. There are loads of recipes online. I wanted to share a very simple recipe.
First: Prepare the Zoodles >
Using a Spiral Slicer or a Handheld Julienne Slicer – Make your zucchini noodle strands. With handheld device - Start with one side of zucchini and then when you reach the seeded center turn over and repeat slicing noodles from other side.
Second: Sweat the Zoodles >
Zucchini Strands, Noodles, Zoodles are full of water that must be sweated out before using the zoodles. Simply line a baking sheet with paper towels and spread an even layer of Zucchini strands over the paper towels and sprinkle lightly with salt. Allow to sweat for 20 minutes – turning over once and patting dry a couple of times – replacing paper towels as needed. You will be amazed at the amount of water extracted.
Third: Rinse & Dry the Zoodles >
Lightly rinse the salt off the zoodles – I know this seems counter-intuitive – but you don’t want them too salty. After rinsing – drain in colander and again pat very dry with paper towels.
Fourth: The Recipe >
1 Large Zucchini – Prepped for Zoodles
¼ c. Diced Cucumber
¼ c. Finely Chopped Celery
¼ c. Sliced Scallions
1 Tb. Toasted Sesame Seeds
2 Tb. Soy or Ponzu Sauce (Your Choice)
1/2 Tb. Sesame Oil
Mix all above and refrigerate.
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