Cold Asian Zoodle Salad

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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