Asian Zoodle Salad Jars
For several years now, a trip to Williams-Sonoma or any other kitchen store just hasn’t held the same allure. Don’t get me wrong, they’re full of amazing kitchen equipment and products. But the thing is – I’m all set.
I’m not the biggest fan of single-purpose gadgets, so since I already have a beautiful set of pots and pans, some sharp knives, and a few high-quality small appliances (as well as a tiny kitchen with limited storage), I’ve resisted bringing anything new home for awhile now.
I recently made an exception when I came across the gorgeous and healthy recipes on the internet that use a spiralizer. That’s a tabletop, hand-crank machine that can cut vegetables into spirals that resemble noodles.
It’s a fresh, fun new way to eat your veggies, and I just had to try it for myself! After a quick trip to Williams-Sonoma, I was in business. I guess every once in awhile, a little something new can keep me inspired in the kitchen.
First up, a re-make of my Asian Noodle Salad Jars, using “zoodles” (zucchini noodles) in place of regular noodles. It’s just amazing how the zoodles really do take on the texture of traditional noodles!
I also layered in some yellow bell pepper, sugar snap peas, mandarin oranges and crunchy wonton strips. The Sesame-Ginger dressing stays in the bottom of the jar until you’re ready to stir and eat.
Whip up a few of these Asian Zoodle Salad Jars this week and have a ready-made lunch waiting for you in the fridge!
Psst – Use any extra mandarins to top a frozen yogurt pie for dessert.
Asian Zoodle Salad Jars
For the Salad Jars:
For the Sesame-Ginger Dressing:
Want more salad jar ideas? Check out these other portable, fun lunch recipes!
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Now I want one!!! Fun looking gadget and I love gadgets! The salad looks pretty tasty too Lori.
I gotta say…the spiralizer is pretty fun. And, it’s small, so it really doesn’t take up too much space in my storage cupboard.
I had a couple questions that any husband would have upon entering into the kitchen to his wife using a spiralizer to make zoodles. 1) What is that? 2) How much did it cost? 3) Can I eat what it makes? Ultimately, this first recipe of zoodles answered all of those questions and, might I say, very well. I loved the dish and I made potato chips like two days later.
But did I ever really tell you how much it cost? hahaha. It wasn’t much.
I got a vegetti (same concept) at walmart for like 12$
These are so clever and beautiful to look at, and I’m sure the flavor is stellar! Great recipe!
Thanks so much, Mary!
I’m finally forcing myself to buy one by putting a spiralized recipe on my editorial calendar. I think this will help me get through summer CSA season!
Oh how I wish I would have had one of these when I was a CSA member! It really does make eating veggies just a tad more enjoyable 🙂
Absolutely LOVE this and totally pinning!!! I have one of those jullienne slices that will come in handy!
Oh yes, a julienne slicer would work perfectly for this, Sophia!
I love mine too-so much fun to play with.
Have you blogged about any of your spiralized recipes yet, Jane? I need to come scope them out. I’ve been such a slacker on my blog reading lately 🙁
There’s that spiralizer! This looks scrumptious!
Thanks Angela! I can see myself getting TOTALLY obsessed with zucchini noodles this summer.
Looks fantastic! Pinned this !
Thanks so much, Ali. And thank you for the inspiration!