Caprese Zucchini Salad

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Looking for a great salad idea? Here we are featuring the Caprese Zucchini Salad.

Yes, this one is made with zucchini. This vegetable has perhaps been ignored in the salad world for too long and now with these fancy cutting machines they are becoming more popular. Zucchini is grown in abundance and is not expensive to purchase. Cucumbers seem to be the vegetable that made its way into the salad bowl long ago, while zucchini did not. Cucumbers taste amazing when in season, but they taste like 'nothing' when out of season. Zucchini, on the other hand, has a similar flavor year round and is readily available.

Once you add ingredients to you salad, it is pretty much the dressing that gives it the flavor, so even though the flavor of zucchini is pretty bland, adding it to your salads is more about the nutritional content.

Zucchini is very low in calories, so that makes it appealing to weight watchers. There is no cholesterol and no saturated fats in a zucchini. The fresh uncooked zucchini offers a rich source of vitamin A. These veggies also contain anti-oxidants and Vitamin C. The best size for zucchini is 6 to 8 inches and about 2-inches in diameter and when the outsides are firm. Soft, pitted looking zucchini are already past their prime, and they are not so good for eating.

This recipe is being shared from the Foodie Crush website, and there you will see a nice cutting tool that they use. Many people are opting for using zucchini in lasagna recipes instead of pasta, and they are cutting the zucchini in thin slices with a mandolin vegetable slicer to simulate the noodle.

This simple, colorful salad can be found by clicking just below on the link to the Foodie Crush website.

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