Last night I made myself a salad with raw zucchini. This is my first time eating Zucchini raw - I always broil / grill / stir fry it. Its a vegetable I *love* except when a couple of bitter ones come along. However this time I managed to get my hands on organically grown beautiful small zucchini that begged to be eaten raw.

The salad is almost raw except for the roasted red bell peppers. If I had fresh peppers I would have diced and used them raw too.


1 or 2 Zucchini
1/4 Cup Red Onion
1/4 Cup Red Bell Peppers
1 Tomato
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Oilve / Sesame Oil
Sea Salt, Pepper & Ground Oregano

Make That Salad

Slice all vegetables into thin strips.
Pour olive oil and balsamic vinegar into a bowl. Add onion into the mixture and let it sit for five minutes. The mixture of vinegar and oil mellows the strong taste of raw onion but it still retains the crunch.
Layer the vegetable onto your plate. Top it off with the onions mixture. Add salt pepper and oregano. That's it ! Its a very refreshing and cooling sald for spring/ summer.

That being said - I have a healthy appetite. So, next time I'll plan on adding lotsa garbanzo beans to it. Now that would it more filling !

I thought it would be fun for us to have a food challenge for this week. Will definitely make us try something new !

Your challenge for this week is to eat a vegetable raw. One that you have never eaten raw prior to this week. Come back and let us know which veggie you tried !

Like I ate the zucchini. I have plenty more baby zucchinis in the refrigerator. I plan on making many more raw salads with it.

Indian Girl


AnilaK said... @ March 28, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Looks Yummy.... Gotta try this :)

anais said... @ September 6, 2010 at 7:04 PM

it looks yummi!

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