Asian cuisine

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad
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This Zucchini salad recipe is easy to make and adds a blend of flavors to your menu. Harmonizing both Thai and Chinese flavors, this simple dish is perfect for an appetizer or a light dish for your diet. It’s not only refreshing but a plethora of delicious tastes as well. 

PRE TIME: 30 min
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
  • 2 tbsp. Chili flakes
  • 0.5 tbsp. Sichuan pepper
  • 2.5 tbsp. Hot vegetable oil
  • 20 g Light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Jasmine rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Chili from chili mixture
  • 1 tsp. Chili oil from chili mixture
  • 2 g Sesame oil
  • To taste Salt (For Zucchini)
  • To taste Salt (For Dressing Sauce)
  • 1 pc Zucchini
  • To taste Toasted white sesame seed
  • To taste Sugar
  • To taste Dressing
Step 1
Step 1
Split the zucchini in half lengthwise, then slice each piece crosswise into about 1/4 inch thick slices. In a bowl, mix zucchini well with salt, marinate for 30 minutes.
Step 2
Step 2
Toast the white sesame until golden brown and fragrant.
Step 3
Step 3
Combine chili flakes and crushed Sichuan pepper in a bowl, heat up vegetable oil until smoking hot, then pour the hot oil into the chili flakes and Sichuan pepper. Mix well and let it cool for 30 minutes.
Step 4
Step 4
For the dressing, in a mixing bowl, combine light soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili and Sichuan pepper oil, sesame oil, and salt. Mix well.
Step 5
Step 5
Rinse zucchini with cold water, then pat dry.
Step 6
Step 6
Place the zucchini slices in a bowl, add the dressing and toss to mix well. Top with toasted white sesame seeds. Sichuan pepper has a distinctive aroma which only exists in Chinese cuisine. It also causes a tingling feeling on the tongue in your mouth. It adds complexity to the dish.
Final Notes
Final Notes
When you’re shopping for zucchini the small, thin ones are what you want. The large ones tend to be pulpy and have large seeds. Their color should be vibrant, the skin free of any nicks and they should feel firm. You can keep it in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to three days. Give it one more stir before serving.
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