Meatless Monday: Fresh Noodle Salad with Avocado Dijon Dressing

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June Cooking Tool of the Month – Spiralizer 

Did everyone enjoy the video showing you how to use this month’s cooking tool? This month has been a fun one! All the recipes we’ve posted have been mouth-watering and perfect for summer. With triple digit weather this week all I want is raw food! Oh how I miss the perfect weather of Los Angeles. I pretty much stay indoors during the day or find activities that are inside. Last week I went to The Blanton Museum of Art and really enjoyed the Human Touch exhibit. If you are in Austin go check it out and take a tour if you can (free admission on Thursdays!).

After I made the video I had all this zucchini and cucumber pasta left so I had to make something. My sweet new roommate brought me an heirloom tomato from the garden a few days before. This along with cooked chickpeas, fresh organic corn off the cob, and a dressing made from avocado made the perfect summer salad. I later shared this with a friend who’s been having back trouble and couldn’t leave the house for our movie and lunch date. So I brought the lunch to her! She was grateful and gobbled up this salad in seconds. So it’s Lisa approved.

What are some of your favorite summer meals?

This salad literally took me 10 minutes to make and made the stove jealous. That’s my kind of summer meal! I ended up taking it to a potluck on Saturday minus the chickpeas and plus rice noodles to bulk it up. Feel free to add more spices to the dressing. It’s a good base to work from to create different flavors. It would be great with a teaspoon of curry powder for an Indian flair!

Fresh Summer Salad with Zucchini Noodles and Avocado Dressing

Fresh Noodle Salad with Avocado Dijon Dressing
Makes 3 to 5 servings

1 medium-sized zucchini made into noodles
1/2 hothouse cucumber made into noodles
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 cup diced tomato
1 large cob of corn kernels cut off cob
2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
3 tablespoons avocado
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 Halawi dates pitted (or 2 Medjool dates pitted)
1 teaspoon tamari
Dash paprika
Dash cayenne

Toss the zucchini cucumber chickpeas tomato corn and dill in a large bowl. To make the dressing blend the remaining ingredients until smooth and no date chunks remain. Toss salad with dressing and serve immediately.

SO are you wanting to buy a spiralizer now? Head on over to Amazon now because we won’t have a giveaway this month! Anything you buy from Amazon through my website will help keep this blog running and free recipes and videos coming to you!

Comment List

  • Lowrie 25 / 06 / 2012 Reply

    yes! i want one! you have convinced me finally hah (been saying it forever). gonna treat myself in august… hopefully amazon will have them back in stock by then!

    • Christy Morgan 26 / 06 / 2012 Reply

      Oh no I didn’t realize Amazon was out! I guess it’s a popular summer tool. There are quite a few other websites that sell them too.

  • Pauline Hardee 26 / 06 / 2012 Reply

    Do you need to soak the dates first?

    • Christy Morgan 26 / 06 / 2012 Reply

      I didn’t and I used a magic bullet to make the dressing. But if you have time to soak them for an hour they will blend better!

  • Crissie 26 / 06 / 2012 Reply

    That looks like a perfect summer meal! 


    I LOVE my spiralizer.  Raw marinara is one of my favorite things, or really using it in place of any pasta in a regular recipe. 

    • Christy Morgan 26 / 06 / 2012 Reply

      I didn’t realize how much I loved it until summer officially arrived and 100+ degree weather was the norm!

  • Janae @ Bring-Joy 27 / 06 / 2012 Reply

    Got me thinking about how I used to have a spiralizer & loved it, but then my kids broke it.  Time for a new one…I'd love to make some raw pasta.  

    • Christy Morgan 27 / 06 / 2012 Reply

      Oh no! They are pretty flimsy, but thankfully not that expensive. I bet the kids would love some raw pasta too!

  • YUM! i recently discovered the wonders of using avocado as a dressing…

    • Christy Morgan 28 / 06 / 2012 Reply

      This is the first time I tried it! Avocados were on sale and I bought a few too many, which means I made avocado dressings for days. I tried something similar with peanut butter instead of mustard and it was divine!

  • Cooking Journal 04 / 09 / 2012 Reply

    Thanks for the article and hope to read from you again. You efforts putting this blog together was worth the while. Thank you for the article Christy.

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