Tuesday, September 23, 2008

zucchini & white bean bird's nest

my garden is on it's last legs as the summer comes to an end. i got to experiment with lots of zucchini recipes this year as they were one of the more plentiful crops in my back yard. while making this recipe, i noticed that when i mixed up the zucchini strips they tended to bind up in a nest-like pattern, hence the name.


  • 1 half zucchini
  • 2 cups cooked northern white beans
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/8 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1/8 cup nama shoyu (or soy sauce)
  • 1/8 cup asian sesame dressing

use the julienne blade on a mandolin to cut 1/2 zucchini into strips. mix up the rest of the ingredients and marinate the zucchini and white beans for at least 30 minutes in the mixture.
i made this once with newman's own low fat sesame ginger dressing, and once with kraft light asian toasted sesame. both were equally as good, so just just pick (or make) your own favourite asian dressing.

1 comment:

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

Yay, another way to use zucchini besides bread! (Even though I love zucchini bread!)