Zucchini Ribbon Salad is tossed with a delicious limoncello lemon dressing. Light, healthy, and full of flavor.
I’ve been on a lemon kick lately. You might already know this since I’ve already shared my lemon quinoa salad and green bean salad with lemon harissa dressing. Well, I’m back with another delicious lemony salad. This zucchini ribbon salad is beautiful, tasty and fun. Turn your vegetables into noodles and even your kids will eat it!
While I don’t watch much TV, occasionally I need a little background noise. Channel selection is usually not in my control so it’s usually the news or weather channel. The news is depressing so I’ve been skipping right to HGTV and Food Network when it’s my choice.
Recently, I caught Ina Garten making a seafood salad. The salad was not that interesting to me but what did catch my attention was the dressing. Lemons, lemon zest and limoncello? Yes, please! Mixed with garlic, tomatoes and spices, I knew that dressing would go great with anything.
I opened my refrigerator to find two green zucchinis that were ready to be used in something. At that moment I was wishing that I had chosen that vegetable spiralizer at the holiday white elephant party. This dressing would be perfect for a zucchini noodle salad! Hmm…. maybe I should just cut up the zucchini julienne style with my trusty chef’s knife? Nah! Too much effort.
And then I remembered it… that super fancy mandoline that S had bought for me many birthdays ago. It was all packed up in its box where it has been sitting for a long time. I had put it away because I used it once, got annoyed with its many parts, and never looked at it again. Truthfully, I never gave it the time it deserved. I decided to give it a try again and I’m so glad I did. The mandoline’s julienne blade makes beautiful zucchini noodles and V was so excited to see his veggies in neat shapes. Anything that makes a kid excited is worth it to me. I have a feeling I will be using this gadget a lot more. How about you? Are you spiralizing or ribboning your veggies?
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