Friday, August 2, 2013
Southwestern Zucchini Pasta Salad with Tomato-Cilantro-Avocado Sauce
SW Pasta Salad with Tomato- Cilantro- Avocado Sauce
By Caroline Mac
4 zucchini, sliced into thin strips (I used a vegetable peeler)
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
1 c carrot, shredded
1 container (3 cups) Pomi diced tomatoes, split in half
1 c fresh cilantro, plus 1/4 c to be added later
1/2 avocado, plus more for garnish
Juice of 1 lime
2 cloves garlic
1 t SW style seasoning
1 t smoked paprika
1/2 t cayenne pepper
3 pinches salt
Cholula hot sauce, to taste
Step 1: Combine 1.5 c tomatoes, 1 cup cilantro, avocado, lime juice, garlic, and all seasoning in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Set aside.
Step 2: Combine Zucchini noodles, cucumber, carrot, 1.5 c tomatoes, 1/4 c cilantro and beans in a large bowl. Stir gently until thoroughly mixed, careful not to break the zucchini noodles.
Step 3: Pour sauce evenly over the vegetables and stir gently until all ingredients are thoroughly coated. Serve cold or at room temperature with a few slices of avocado for garnish.