The Recipes

Summer Zucchini "Pasta" Salad

This is such a fresh and easy way to pack your lunch to take with you! It would also be a great first course or side dish with a nice piece of fish or chicken for a little more substantive dinner.

Summer Zucchini "Pasta" Salad

Serves: 1     Time: Five minutes     Difficulty: Dude. It takes five minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

- 1/4 red bell pepper, chopped, seeds and ribs removed

- 1/2 zucchini, cut into ribbons with a peeler or using a spiral tool

- 1/4 avocado, diced

- 2 T. chia seeds (you can easily substitute another seed or nut)

- 1/2 lemon, juiced

- 1 tsp. agave nectar or honey

- 1 T. olive oil

- salt

- pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Make a quick vinaigrette by whisking together the lemon juice, agave and oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Combine the zucchini ribbons with the avocado and peppers. Drizzle the dressing over the dish, delicately tossing to coat. Top with the chia seeds.