Sjögren-Friendly Zucchini Salad Bowl

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Zucchini, also known as courgette was completely unknown to me until I came to Canada.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 3

Equipment

  • Spiralizer (if available)
  • Small bowl
  • Large bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Arthritis-friendly knife (click here for helpful tips)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium zucchini ends trimmed
  • ½ medium lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ Hass avocado, diced
  • cup frozen edamame cooked (as per package instructions)
  • 3 stalks of green onions, chopped
  • cup sliced Kalamata olives
  • Fresh oregano, parsley, and basil to taste (optional)

Instructions

  • Using a spiralizer, cut the zucchini into thin spaghetti-like strands. Trim the strands into bite-size lengths, about 8-inches long and place them in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Add diced avocado, olives, edamame, green onions, and herbs to the work bowl. Mix in the vinaigrette.
  • Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese to taste.
  • Serve immediately!

Notes

Zucchini, also known as courgette was completely unknown to me until I came to Canada. Unlike other vegetables, zucchini has a high-water content, an ideal option for people suffering from dry mouth or swallowing difficulties. This vegetable is low in calories and rich in antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene. All great antioxidants for eye health. Zucchini is packed with essential nutrients that support bone and muscle health, such as potassium, magnesium, and manganese, but they are found mostly in the skin. Why not enjoy the anti-inflammatory benefits of this simple, yet delicious summer salad!

Extra tips:

✔ Pre-spiralized zucchini can be found in most major grocery stores (arthritis-friendly).
✔ You may serve it as a side dish, an appetizer, or a main meal.
✔ Store in refrigerator up to one day only. Avocado and zucchini tend to oxidate and darken with exposure to light

Equipment Link:

Arthritis-friendly knife (click here for helpful tips)