Thai Zucchini Noodle and Quinoa Salad

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If you are looking for zucchini nutritional value then you now have a recipe to use to get that nutrition. There are many zucchini recipes out there and Heidi brings us another delicious and nutritious one to add to the fold. The best healthy salads are the ones that fit you for both your health concerns and your taste buds. This salad from Heidi’s kitchen includes quinoa and this is a good thing. Quinoa is a healthy grain that is now being touted by many nutritionists for the many great healthy attributes it provides us. Zucchini has been around for a long time and is part of the squash family. Zucchini nutritional value is wonderful and it is also high in potassium and low in caloric count. This summer squash is a great addition to many of the best healthy salads and Heidi offers us another great vehicle to allow the zucchini to shine.

This one of many zucchini dishes mixes it with quinoa and the two make a wonderful couple and are destined to be together for a long time. If you find a healthy salad recipe like this one then by all means add it to your list of healthy salads and you will not be let down.Zucchini is a member of the squash family and it joins great company like the pattypan and

crookneck squash. There are zucchini plants that are slightly different from one country to the next and these slight variations are almost too small to even notice. The large and dark green variety comes from the Mediterranean region and it can be found in recipes from Greece to Spain and many other places in between. It is included in many fried, boiled or steamed recipes and many of these recipes call for baked ones and now you can find it in salads like this one from Heidi’s kitchen. They all have the same fleshy center that is wrapped in a dense and thick outer skin and many recipes call for the skin to be removed but that is not always necessary since once cooked it is very soft. You can find striped and yellow ones and since they are in the squash family you might want to add a squash to your baking breads and some of your cake breads. The options are long and the recipes are great in number when you consider the many different ways to cook and eat these great veggies.

Never think that if you find a recipe like this one that you can’t give it a different spin so instead of peeling the zucchini into noodles you can roughly chop them to make a more rustic offering.Heidi includes it in a salad and if you add the quinoa you will quickly discover that with a little inspiration you can add your own dressing and spices and make it your version. Every recipe you come across should be used as an inspiration. Thanks to Heidi of Foodie Crush Blog for this yummy and delicious Thais Zucchini Noodle and Quinoa Salad Recipe that gives you a health salad option and bon apetit.**

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