Crunchy Almond Zucchini Salad

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crunchy almond zucchini salad~a healthy hunger

To make this zucchini salad you must first own one of the best kitchen toys ever- a julienne peeler. This little gadget is all the rage, so if you don’t already have one, what are you waiting for? It makes super quick work of zucchini, cucumber, green papaya, etc. into long spaghetti like strands.

julienne peeler~a healthy hunger

I happen to own a commercial grade mandolin, and it is probably one of the few things I would grab if my house was on fire. Not because I can’t live without it, but because it cost too dang much. For a few bucks you can grab one of these- much easier to clean and store too. {btw- it makes a great Mother’s Day gift.}

dijon dressing~ A healthy hunger

I put together this raw salad in just a few minutes. The most time was spent toasting the almonds, but the flavor and crunch are super worth it. This recipe is also pretty wonderful as a side dish for dinner served warm. Simply warm a pan with a splash of oil and a mince of garlic and cook for just a minute or two to take the raw edge off the garlic. Then add in the zucchini. Just give it a quick warming and toss- no need to overdo it, otherwise the zucchini gets a little soggy. Should you overdo it it’s still plenty delicious, but the toothsome bite is what you’re going for.

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You can purchase the peeler HERE.

Crunchy Almond Zucchini Salad
Serves 4
The spaghetti strands are made with a julienne peeler. Alternatively you may slice your zucchini into long thin slices and then cut into julienne. It tastes just as good!
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
8 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
3 min
Total Time
8 min
202 calories
8 g
6 g
17 g
7 g
3 g
196 g
205 g
5 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 6mg
Sodium 205mg
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1/4 cup sliced almonds, raw
  2. 2 large zucchini, washed
  3. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  4. 3 tablespoons best quality olive oil
  5. 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  6. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 oz parmesan cheese, grated
  8. fresh black pepper to taste
  1. Heat a small try frying pan over medium low heat. Add the almonds and cook, tossing gently from time to time, until toasted. About 3 minutes.
  2. Julienne the zucchini, avoiding the seedy middle (discard the seeds). Place into a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl combine the lemon juice, olive oil, mustard and salt. Whisk smooth. Add to the zucchini and gently toss.
  4. Arrange the zucchini onto individual plates and top with almonds and cheese.
A Healthy Hunger


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