All posts tagged: Zucchini

Pasta Salad with Asparagus

Spring Asparagus Pasta Salad

Spring has finally arrived!! And since warm weather is on its way, I thought it would be the perfect time to enjoy a fresh and tasty pasta salad. One that screams springs greens! Which is pretty much means a spring asparagus pasta salad, because I have been dying to jump into asparagus season. Green asparagus […]

a healthy vegan summer roasted vegetable pasta salad recipe featuring red peppers, zucchini, eggplant and cherry tomatoes in a balsamic dressing

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

This roasted vegetable pasta salad is the epitome of summer in a bowl. Simple and delicious, it’s made with fresh roasted produce from the farmers’ market — sweet red pepper, zucchini, eggplant and cherry tomatoes. The dressing is nothing more than olive oil, balsamic creme and a little lemon juice. Because the dressing is so […]

Gluten-free, low-carb, super healthy zucchini noodle salad made with summer squash, mini Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, pine nuts and parmesan tossed in a lemony dressing.

Summer Zucchini Noodle Salad with Tomato, Basil and Pine Nuts

Despite the chilly Hamburg weather, I am embracing summer… fully. And it starts this summer zucchini noodle salad. Seriously, we left 38°C in France, only to come back to 14°C in Germany. We are talking a major difference here — in the height of summer! So yeah, I am trying to channel some warm vibes […]

Vegetarian Tunisian Stew with Millet and Chickpeas

Tunisian Stew (Vegetarian + GF)

When I think of Tunisian food like this Tunisian stew, I am automatically brought to thoughts of cumin, turmeric, coriander and paprika in sauces brimming with garlic, chilies and tomato all served over a tasty plate of couscous. Truth is, I’ve never been to Tunisia. The closest place to it was Tanger after a short […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Gluten-Free)

Zucchini bread is one of those things I’ve never understood. Carrot cake on the other hand, I can wrap my head around. Mind you, I have some very overly sweet childhood memories of carrot cake slathered in a very thick layer of icing. In contrast, zucchini bread sounds “healthy”. And yes, it is. But I’m […]

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Red Pepper, Zucchini, Olives, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Feta

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

Nothing beats a good orzo pasta salad recipe and this one is goooood. Quick and easy to make, I particularly love this recipe because not only is it packed full of fresh and tasty ingredients, it also makes for fantastic leftovers. You could really call this a “deliberately-made for leftovers” pasta salad. The next day, […]

Zucchini Ribbon Truffle Oil Salad with Sun-dried Tomato, Almonds and Parmesan‏

Zucchini Ribbon & Truffle Oil Salad‏

On my last trip to Barcelona, I had one of the most amazing zucchini salads. A zucchini ribbon salad to be exact. Imagine this: thin ribbons of fresh zucchini carefully tossed with sweet sun-dried tomatoes, toasted sliced almonds, a hint of garlic, shaved parmesan, AND truffle oil. Simply amazing! First of all, ribbons of anything […]

Vegetarian Barley Salad with Roasted Corn, Zucchini and Red Pepper

Barley Salad with Roasted Corn, Zucchini & Red Pepper

Here we are again, just me and what looks to be just another big bowl of salad. But wait, this one is different. A few veggies and a whole lot of grain. What I love about grains in salads is their ability to deliver an all-in-one healthy, filling meal — this time with barley. This […]

Zucchini Lemon Quinoa

Zucchini-Lemon Quinoa

Dubbed a super-food, not only is quinoa (actually a seed, not a grain and pronounced KEEN-wah) gluten free, but it’s also a balanced and complete source of protein that’s rich in vitamins and minerals, making it the perfect, nutrient-packed accompaniment to a vegan or vegetarian diet. Being a so-called “flexitarian” who has also had the […]

Spicy Thai Carrot and Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Spicy Thai Carrot and Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that is extremely versatile and whether eaten raw or cooked can be completely yum-worthy. This is a great example of that — zucchini ribbons tossed in a Thai inspired, tangy and spicy dressing. For good taste and attempts to disguise another dreaded zucchini dish from my favorite Schwabe, I […]

Zucchini Lemon Couscous

Couscous makes for a brilliant alternative to rice or everyday noodles. It’s versatile and easy to prepare, requiring little more than the addition of hot water and fluffing with a fork. Originating from North Africa, as Morocco’s answer to what the Italians had long enjoyed, it’s also made from durum wheat flour, however rolled into […]