Vegetable Salad Recipes – Zucchini Rucola Surprise Salad
How often do we look at a salad recipe or any recipe for that matter and pass it by because ingredients are unfamiliar. Chickpeas, called garbanzo beans in many areas, rucola, recognized a bit better by the name arugula and prawns, better known as shrimp, are three examples of culinary aliases. Modern technology now makes it convenient to pull out the Smartphone while grocery shopping, put in the name of the food you are looking for and find the alternatives in literally seconds. A complete nutritional evaluation is available, if desired.
You will find salad recipes calling for roquette, rugula, and rocket. Now you know they are all names for arugula, you can safely print out recipes for an interesting salad. If you have yet to experience arugula, it is an aromatic, slightly bitter salad green with a mustard and pepper flavor. Buy it by the bunch, with the roots still on. Sometimes the supermarket carries it but it is more common at specialty markets because it is very perishable. Wash it well before using it, as dirt stays within the leaves until cleaned. Wrap it in a paper towel after washing and refrigerate in a sealed plastic bag no more than two days.
Sometimes it is best to start out slow by mixing arugula with red leaf, Romaine or Bibb lettuce. Arugula does have an aggressive taste and wants to dominate the salad. The other lettuce will modify the results pleasantly. Vitamins A and C abound in the plant, as well as iron. Not only is it a great salad ingredient, it adds special flavor to sautéed vegetable dishes and extra variety to soups.
- 6 small zucchini (about 6 inches long)
- 2 medium Walla Walla onions
- 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- 2 bunches rucola
- Lemon Vinaigrette
- Cut the roots off the rucola. Put the leaves in a large bowl of water and let them soak for a minute. Remove the leaves in small amounts, dislodging any soil or dirt that remains. Rinse under cool water and spread out on paper towels to dry.
- Peel the onions. Slice horizontally to make ⅓-inch slices. Cut the rings in half and separate. Place in a large bowl.
- Wash the zucchini and trim both ends. Use a sharp knife and slice into ⅓-inch slices. Add to the bowl with the onions.
- Open the can of chickpeas, drain, and rinse. Add to the onions and zucchini.
- Add the Rucola and mix the ingredients carefully. Tip the bowl to allow the ingredients to spill into a low salad dish, spreading the mixture out and using a rubber spatula to remove pieces left in the bowl.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Lemon Vinaigrette.
The Community Center is featuring a Salad Buffet Day and you are thinking about making a colorful salad that is off the beaten track of other fresh green salads. Based on past events, you know there will many lettuce and tomato salads, all good, but much the same. Your search for the right salad recipe just ended. Looking fancy in a square low cut salad dish, this chickpea, onion, rucola and zucchini salad is another example of wonderful salad cuisine. Slim sliced zucchini, beige chickpeas, pieces of rucola and halved rings of onion forming curls create a fresh inviting design.
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