Tomato-Basil Zoodle Salad

Tomato-Basil Zoodle Salad

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From: EatingWell.com, April 2017

Spiralized zucchini noodles make the perfect base for this colorful and flavorful salad—think pasta salad without all the carbs! It comes together quickly for a light lunch or easy side. Add grilled chicken, shrimp or chickpeas to make a heartier meal.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 firm ripe avocado, cubed
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup pearl-size fresh mozzarella balls

Preparation

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  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Using a spiral vegetable slicer with the chipper blade attachment (for thick noodles), cut zucchini lengthwise into "noodles," stopping when you reach the seeds.
  3. Add the zucchini noodles, avocado, tomatoes and mozzarella to the dressing and toss to coat. Serve topped with more basil, if desired.
  • Equipment: Spiral vegetable slicer with chipper blade attachment

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 192 calories; 17 g fat(4 g sat); 3 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 44 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 478 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 94 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 149 mg sodium; 369 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (27% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 3 fat, ½ medium-fat protein, ½ vegetable

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