A light and refreshing salad recipe for Spring or Summer, this Lemon Herb Zucchini Noodle Salad will become a seasonal classic. Full of fibre, and veggies and ready in 10 minutes or less!
Before I ever began on this journey of blog writing, I was a dedicated blog reader. Before the days of Bloglovin, there was Google Reader (RIP…) and my Google Reader was packed to the brim with all kinds of blogs! From food, to fashion, to health, my days always started with the TODAY show and my daily blog reading ritual. Some people read the paper, I read blogs.
These days my schedule doesn’t allow for a whole lot of blog reading (I wish!) but I still keep a couple favorites that I check in on every now and then. Since the beginning of my blog reading days, one of these blogs has been The Healthy Apple. Amie is an OG blogger, who started blogging within the health sphere before everyone and their Mom had a blog.
I was always blown-away but Amie’s courage, strength and genuine desire to help people with their own health struggles. I couldn’t necessarily relate to every aspect of Amie’s journey, but her healthy recipes, expert knowledge and honesty always kept me coming back. She’s never once wavered in her values or her determination to help heal her body. You can read more about her health journey here.
I’m not entirely sure how it happened, but Amie and I connected over social media, and I transitioned from a blog fan-girl into a friend. Then last year when I was visiting NYC, we met up and not surprisingly she is just as spunky, knowledgable and approachable in person as she is on her blog.
Since then we’ve skyped and stayed up-to-date on email. It’s been tough to stay in touch amidst our busy schedules, but especially as Amie has been working on her incredible new cookbook, Eating Clean.
But of course when Amie reached out asking if I would like to see a copy of the book and share it with you guys, I jumped at the opportunity. Not only do I get to support a friend as she’s tackled an unbelievably time-intensive project, but also share a delicious recipe with you. I could never have anticipated that I’d get more than just healthy and flavorful recipes from Eating Clean!
Amie shares how’s she’s completely revamped her lifestyle to treat several illnesses including PCOS, Lyme disease and IGA deficiency, among others. But beyond just her tips and healthful recipes for illness treatment, she’s provided valuable information on illness prevention and simple tricks on balancing your hormones (a key to optimal health!), skin health and overall digestive function.
As someone who can geek out on the power of food to treat and prevent illness, Eating Clean was easily one of my favorite cookbook reads of 2016.
And then there’s the recipes…
They’re all delicious, nutritious, packed full of flavor and super simple! You won’t find gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, peanuts, or refined-sugar but you won’t notice. You’ll be prepping real, whole foods to support a sustainable lifestyle you can stick to for a lifetime.
Recipes like this Lemon Herb Zucchini Noodle Salad that is ready in under 10 minutes is just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine healthy meals that don’t require you to slave away in the kitchen. Now come to terms with the fact that these recipes exist, along with research to support their effectiveness. That’s what you’ll get in Eating Clean. I hope you’ll take the time to pick up a copy (order here!) and support Amie in her goal to help us all live a little bit healthier. But in the meantime, make this salad. You won’t regret it!
- 3 large zucchinis (or summer squash), spiralized or julienned
- 1 large celery stalk, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
- 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tsp finely chopped fresh mint
- 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Spiralize the zucchinis into noodles*
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, toss to coat, and serve.