Could not find dark roasted sesame oil, just bought plain. Making tomorrow for Valentines day potluck at work…I hope it will still be good!
Hi Peggy, the dark sesame oil is important for the salad’s flavor. If you can’t find it, I would toast some sesame seeds and add them to the salad.
If you cut halfway lengthwise through the zucchini befor spiralizing, they will be the perfect length and easy to toss.
This is a great salad. I made it exactly as directed. It was a big hit at a staff barbeque. Make-ahead tip : prep all veggies, but don’t salt the zoodles until an hour before serving
Can this be made with yellow squash? Looks great!
Hi Kim, I haven’t tried making it with yellow squash, but if you do, please let us know how it turns out for you!
Had one huge zucchini that was just picked and I used most of what was called for but did add spiralized beets. Did not have sesame oil or cilantro and it came out wonderful. Very pretty to look at too! Very easy and good!
Another hit with zoodles! Thanks, Elise.
Thanks Judy, I’m so glad you liked it!
I’m so glad you liked it Judy!
It was delicious and I get a kick out of my spiralizer too! I zoodled the zucchini and dropped them into cool water with a bit of salt for 10 minutes, then rinsed and drained them and kept them in the fridge till dinner, then I chopped them a bit and put the dressing on. It didn’t need anything but zucchini! Delicious!
Zucchini noodles have a lot more tensile strength than I expected: they don’t break apart, and the mass of long noodles tends to stay intertwined in a ball. When I next make the recipe (since I liked it a lot), I think I’ll use scissors to cut the noodles to a shorter length before mixing. The long noodles did not toss well with the other vegetables, tending to stay knotted in a ball.
Hi Leisureguy! Great point that I completely forgot to mention. Thanks for the reminder, I’ll add the note to the recipe! I always cut the zoodles with scissors, otherwise they’re just too long.
I’m so glad you made it and liked it!
Just made this with couple of leftover zucchini I was trying to use. I didn’t have a spiral gadget but a peeler that produces long shreds – just as good. Very colorful and tasty salad, easy to make. Nice twist!
I’m so glad you liked it Helen!
YUM .. perfect recipe as I recently purchased a spiralizer!
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