Sunday, May 15, 2016

Recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Chicken and Ginger Dressing

Zucchini Noodles with Chicken and Ginger Dressing
Food and Wine Magazine, Mar 2016, p.84
5 stars

I've been interested in the 'spiralized' vegetable craze but haven't wanted to buy yet another kitchen appliance.  Fortunately, my mom gave us a handheld vegetable shaver (from the Asian grocery store) a while back, so voila -- we were able to do without a new spiralizer gadget.

I wouldn't call these 'noodles' or even a pasta salad (there's no pasta in it!);  it was a nice, pretty healthy, flavorful salad.

Ingredients:  canola oil, lemon juice, fresh ginger, garlic, scallions, toasted sesame seeds, zucchini, watercress, shredded rotisserie chicken, Kosher salt, pepper

  • Used extra virgin olive oil instead of canola oil
  • Left out the watercress
  • Added fresh spinach
  • Added fresh basil
  • Since the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of finely grated peeled fresh ginger and 1/2 tsp finely grated garlic, I cooked both for a little bit so the dressing wouldn't be as strong/pungent.  Next time, I think I'll cook just half of the ginger and garlic and leave the rest 'raw.'

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