Not sure if a raw diet is right for you? This salad may sway your decision. Thin ribbons of zucchini are marinated in a mixture of tangy rice vinegar and lime juice, then seasoned with spicy chili flakes and cooling mint leaves for a zesty, refreshing side dish. It stands well alone as a salad or makes a healthier replacement for the usual mayo-drenched coleslaw.
Raw Chili-Mint Zucchini Salad
3 large zucchini, sliced or diced
1 Tbsp. no-salt-added rice vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tsp. chili powder or chili flakes, to taste
1 Tbsp. mint leaves, chopped
Thinly sliced or diced onions
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and marinate for 2 hours before serving. May be eaten at room temperature or cold. Store in refrigerator up to 5 days.
“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on Facebook or www.macnmos.com for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.