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Zucchini Slaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing

Turn end-of-summer zucchini into an Asian-inspired slaw in the Zucchini Slaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing.

Turn end-of-summer zucchini into an Asian-inspired slaw in the Zucchini Slaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing.

~by Regan Jones, RD

I jumped on the bandwagon a while back and bought a spiralizer. It was fun the first few weeks, then I threw it in a cabinet and it's been collecting dust since. 

Don't get me wrong -- I love the concept of turning veggies into a more "pasta-like" shape to get people eating more veggies. But I found in my family, it was only ME eating the spiralized zucchini, etc., and so I abandoned it. 

I may pick it back up this month, though. I've got SO MANY new reasons to try it based on all those tiny little images you see at the bottom of this post. This month's Recipe ReDux is all about "getting your veggies in shape" and spiralized noodles seem to be on everyone's radar! 

For my contribution this month, I went old school veggie shaping with a box grater. I've turned end-of-summer zucchini into this Asian-inspired slaw. 


Turn end-of-summer zucchini into an Asian-inspired slaw in the Zucchini Slaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing.

 

A note about this recipe -- don't be tempted to avoid the step of wringing out the zucchini or otherwise you'll end up with a very wet, soggy slaw. As it is, this slaw -- texture wise -- is a little more like a relish. The zucchini obviously isn't as crunchy as cabbage. But the carrots and apples hold up nicely and the flavors are amazing by using miso and ginger in the dressing. Give it a try!

 

Turn end-of-summer zucchini into an Asian-inspired slaw in the Zucchini Slaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing.

And be sure to check out all the other veggie inspired noodles, zoodles, etc., in the thumbnail gallery below.

Turn end-of-summer zucchini into an Asian-inspired slaw in the Zucchini Slaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing.

 
Turn end-of-summer zucchini into an Asian-inspired slaw in the Zucchini Slaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing @ReganJonesRD
Turn end-of-summer zucchini into an Asian-inspired slaw in the Zucchini Slaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing.

Zucchini Slaw with Miso-Ginger Dressing

Yield

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium-size zucchini, grated
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon miso
  • 1 tablespoon lime or orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger (I use Gourmet Garden "lightly dried" ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

Directions

  1. Drain by either placing shredded zucchini a potato ricer, a nut milk bag or wrapping it up in a thin clean kitchen towel and squeezing out excess water. 
  2. Toss zucchini with apple and carrots. 
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl; pour over zucchini mixture and toss well to coat. Serve immediately. 
Click for nutritional information
Calories 68
Carbohydrates 7.8g
Fiber 1.1g
Sugar 3g
Fat 3g
Protein 1.8g
Sodium 160mg
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ReganJonesRD

ReganJonesRD
Regan Jones is the Founding Editor and Sponsorship Director of HealthyAperture and is the author of the QUICK FIX KITCHEN Feature - a collection of recipes that focuses on shortcut cooking without shortcut taste. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner the web's most prominent portfolio of dietitian-owned websites, including HealthyAperture.com, TheRecipeReDux.com, BlogBrulee.com and RDs4Disclosure.org. She is also the host of the podcast, This Unmillennial Life, which was recently named New & Noteworthy on iTunes.
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