Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon Chive Dressing

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    Beautiful food deserves a beautiful dish. The color, style and presentation can make or break the best of flavors. Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon Chive Dressing was just perfect for my new Qamara Salad Bowl by Le Souk Ceramique from Wayfair.com.

    Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing - spring greens, soft goat cheese, toasted ramen croutons, marinated zucchini, squash and carrots with a yogurt-based lemon chive dressing. #zucchinisalad #homemadesaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com

    Shaved Zucchini Salad is a visually and textually appealing salad using different shapes and flavors to make an easy salad recipe. Lemon Chive Dressing is fresh and zesty, the perfect homemade salad dressing accompaniment.

    Salads can become ho-hum and boring, make sure you check out my 7 tips to keeping them fun and vibrant! This salad follows many of my tips. Shaving zucchini adds interest in two ways: texture and visual appearance.  Tossed in vinegar, it will be zesty on your tongue.

    Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing - spring greens, soft goat cheese, toasted ramen croutons, marinated zucchini, squash and carrots with a yogurt-based lemon chive dressing. www.savoryexperiments.com

    Serve your salad in a beautiful bowl, pretty food is always more alluring.  Shallow, wide and colorful, this colorful dish allowed me to do more than merely toss some ingredients together, instead they were constructed masterfully.

    Use yogurt as a dressing base. Oils are great, but a rich, creamy yogurt will had healthy sophistication to any dish. Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing is a sophisticated and flavorful salad your entire family will enjoy!

    Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing - spring greens, soft goat cheese, toasted ramen croutons, marinated zucchini, squash and carrots with a yogurt-based lemon chive dressing. #zucchinisalad #homemadesaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com

    This salad also features unique croutons: toasted ramen noodles! When I as a kid, I used to like to eat the hard, raw noodles with that salty seasoning packets just plain. Gross, I know.

    But as an adult, I ditched the salty packet, toasted up the noodles and made unique flavor and texture croutons!

    Lastly, tart goat cheese adds the creamy element, but also compliments the sweet flavors. This shaved zucchini salad is sure to be a winner year round!

    Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing - spring greens, soft goat cheese, toasted ramen croutons, marinated zucchini, squash and carrots with a yogurt-based lemon chive dressing. #zucchinisalad #homemadesaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com

    Make sure you check out my 7 tips for more interesting salads before you starting chopping!

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    Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing - spring greens, soft goat cheese, toasted ramen croutons, marinated zucchini, squash and carrots with a yogurt-based lemon chive dressing. www.savoryexperiments.com
    Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing
    Prep Time
    25 mins
    Cook Time
    4 mins
    Total Time
    29 mins
     
    Shaved Zucchini Salad is a visually and textually appealing salad using different shapes and flavors to make an easy salad recipe. Lemon Chive Dressing is fresh and zesty, the perfect homemade salad dressing accompaniment. 
    Course: Salad
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: homemade salad dressing, zucchini salad
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 144 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    Salad:
    • 2 zucchini
    • 1 yellow squash
    • 1 carrot
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 6 cups spring mix lettuce or greens of choice
    • 4 ounces soft goat cheese
    • 1 package ramen noodles*
    Dressing:
    • 1/2 cup plain Stonyfield Yogurt
    • Juice from 1 lemon
    • Zest from 1 lemon
    • 2 tablespoons chives minced
    • Dash of sea salt
    Instructions
    1. Using a vegetable peeler, shave zucchini and squash until you hit the seedy center, then discard. Shave carrot as well. Add cider vinegar and allow to marinate for 5 minutes while you prepare the salad.
    2. In a small skillet, dry (no oil), crumble plain ramen noodles, tossing to brown lightly. When browned, remove to cool.
    3. In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients, set aside.
    4. Add spring mix lettuce to a large, colorful serving bowl. Drain zucchini, squash and carrot mixture, pile in the center. Around the outsides, dot with goat cheese and ramen croutons.
    5. Serve with Lemon-Chive Dressing on the the side.
    6. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Recipe Notes

    *save the seasoning packet and add to rice or another pasta dish.

    Nutrition Facts
    Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 144 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 4g 20%
    Cholesterol 17mg 6%
    Sodium 154mg 6%
    Potassium 643mg 18%
    Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 8g
    Protein 9g 18%
    Vitamin A 75.4%
    Vitamin C 37.2%
    Calcium 12.4%
    Iron 8.7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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