3 Zucchini Noodle Jar Recipes

Make your own healthy zucchini jars with these 3 easy recipes, using spiralized zucchini noodles, or "zoodles."



From "Lunchbox Salads"
November 2018

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Make your own healthy zucchini jars with these 3 easy recipes, using spiralized zucchini noodles, or "zoodles." Using a basic mason or glass jar, you can affordably plan your meals to go.

Ingredients:

Thai Green Pot:

3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame beans

  • 3 zucchini
  • 4 oz. green beans
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped kale
  • 4 oz. sugarsnap peas
  • 1–4 teaspoons Thai green curry paste (add more or less depending on how spicy you want it)

Tofu Pho

  • 1 small piece fresh ginger
  • 2 spring onions or scallions (white bulbs and most of the green)
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 15 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • Soy sauce / sweet chilli sauce (optional)
  • Lime wedges

Rainbow Pot:

  • 3/4 cup frozen shelled edamame beans
  • 3 zucchini
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 small piece fresh ginger
  • 2 spring onions (white bulbs only)
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 2 handfuls bean sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • soy sauce or sweet chilli sauce (optional)

Instructions:

 Thai Green Pot:
  • Thaw the edamame in a bowl of cold water for 1–2 minutes, then drain. Meanwhile, trim the zucchini, then spiralize into long, thin strands (alternatively, shave into ribbons with a peeler, discarding the watery center). Trim the green beans and slice into short pieces.
  • To pack: Split all the ingredients between the lunchboxes (or heatproof jars). Before eating, add 1 cup boiling water to the ingredients. Stir and leave for 2–3 minutes before eating.

Try This…

Garnish with a handful of toasted sliced almonds, packed separately.

Tofu Pho:

  • Trim the zucchini, then spiralize into long, thin strands (alternatively, shave into ribbons with a peeler, discarding the watery center). Cut the tofu into cubes. Peel and finely dice the ginger. Slice the spring onions.
  • To pack: Split all the prepared ingredients between the lunchboxes (or heatproof jars). Add the bean sprouts, mint and crumbled bouillon cube. Before serving, add 1 cup boiling water to the ingredients. Stir and leave for 2–3 minutes. Season with a little soy sauce or sweet chilli sauce, if you like, and lime juice to taste (pack the wedges separately).

Rainbow Pot:

  • Thaw the edamame in a bowl of cold water for 1–2 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, trim the zucchini, then spiralize into long, thin strands (alternatively, shave into ribbons with a peeler, discarding the watery center). Peel and spiralize the carrots. Peel and grate the ginger. Finely slice the spring onion bulbs.
  • To pack: Crumble a bouillon cube into each lunchbox (or heatproof jar). Add the prepared ingredients along with the kale, bean sprouts, cilantro and edamame beans. Before eating, add 1 cup boiling water to the ingredients. Stir and leave for 2–3 minutes. Season with a little soy sauce or sweet chilli sauce, if you like.

*Try This…

Add leftover roast chicken, cut into small pieces, or a few squares of tofu.

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Excerpted from Lunchbox Salads: More than 100 Fast, Fresh Filling Salads for Every Weekday by Naomi Twigden and Anna Pinder. Copyright © 2018.

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