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Easy Zucchini and Vegetable Salad

To add variety to your salads, try spicy zucchini. Take one zucchini, wash firmly to remove any residue, cut off the tops and bottoms, scrape of any scarring, rinse, then slice in ¼" rounds. Sprinkle salt and chili powder and microwave for 3 minutes. If you prefer a crunchy version microwave for another minute with no cover.

The images here show the zucchini in the cooking stage and then added to the salad. If you don't care for the spice, do not use chili powder, try ground pepper instead. Crushed garlic adds an interesting flavor. Use any dressing of your choice to complete the salad. I also added sunflower seeds.


  • 2 handfuls of spinach leaves
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • ½ sliced pepper, any variety
  • ½ cucumber cut in cubes
  • 2 sliced radishes
  • ½ sliced carrot
  • 3 tblsps. sunflower seeds
  • A dash of salt & ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp.crushed garlic
  • 2 tsps.Olive oil
  • lemon pepper or 1 tblsp. Italian dressing


  • prepare all ingredients, ensuring that they have been washed
  • Put sliced zucchini in a zip lock bag, & season with oil, garlic, salt and chili powder
  • Shake bag to distribute seasoning
  • Then lay zucchini flat on a microwave-proof plate. Microwave on high for 3 minutes
  • Allow to cool
  • Mix with the other salad ingredients on a platter and add zucchini on the sides
  • Add dressing or serve on the side for individual taste
zucchini cooking

zucchini in the cooking state

zucchini salad

A platter of zucchini and vegetable salad

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