Due to continued technical difficulties, a delicious shrimp and caper zucchini pasta will have to wait until tomorrow.
In the meantime, I need your help voting for May’s Recipe Challenge from The Inspiralized Community.
So far, we’ve got a Spicy Chicken with Plantain Rice and Avocado Mango Salsa and Vegetable Cornmeal Spiralized Fritters. I’d say both have been home runs, and I’m excited to select the next winner!
Let’s see what May brought us.
Before we get to the voting, let’s talk about the community. The more and more people who join, the greater resource it will create for all of you who love spiralizing! I check it all the time to see what people are chatting about, and I love to see the support and ideas that come through.
My favorite group? Inspiralized & Working 9 to 5 – I want to see more people join and talk about their easy go-to weeknight meals. Share away!
If you haven’t join, click here – it’s free!
Actually, I just started a forum topic about what you’d like to see more of on Inspiralized.com. What is it? More zucchini noodle recipes? More casseroles? More cooking videos? Let me know and you’ll see it on Inspiralized.com in no time!
Now, for the participants and their fabulous recipes. I’m loving these fresh ideas and can’t wait to send the winner their $75 gift basket of Udi’s Gluten Free goodies (they are the official sponsor of these recipe challenges!)
May’s Recipe Challenge was “Picnic Pasta” or “Pasta Salads.” Members were instructed to:
Memorial Day is JUST around the corner, so we’ll be eating lots of fresh and light pasta dishes at picnics and summer parties! Inspiralize your favorite summer pasta or pasta salad and share with everyone!
Of course, If you haven’t entered already, check out the May Recipe Challenge: the theme is “Picnic Pasta (or Pasta Salad)”:
Check out the following recipes and vote (at the end) before Friday, June 6, 11:59pm EST.
May Recipe Challenge Entrants
NOTE: To find any of these recipes, go to the May Recipe Challenge forum.
Recipe #1: Italian Pasta Salad with Zucchini “Elbows”
Entrant: Rebecca A.
Recipe #2: Simple Summer Spiralized Salad
Recipe #3: Anchovy Noodle Mmmm-Umami Salad
Entrant: Alison M.
Since this entrant did not include a photo, here is the actual recipe, to help visualize:
2 medium to large zucchini1 2oz tin of anchovies in oil
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 cup of chopped parsley
½ a tsp freshly ground black pepper (optional)
1. In a large pot, gently fry 2 crushed cloves of garlic in 1 tbsp of oil, then stir in a small tin of drained anchovies. (You can use oil from the anchovies to fry the garlic in – it will be infused with flavor.) Cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with black pepper if desired, add the chopped parsley and stir it through. Turn off the heat and allow to cool.
2. Cut the 2 zucchini into halves and spiralize using blade A.
3. Stir the noodles into the anchovy dressing mixture, covering them thoroughly.
Recipe #4: Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad
Entrant: Hannah P.
Recipe #5: Summer Broccoli & Carrot Slaw Salad
Entrant: Lauren B.
Recipe #6: Spicy Asian Chicken Sesame Salad
Entrant: Theresa H.
Recipe #7: Thai-ish Cucumber Salad
Entrant: PJ D.
Now that y’all can’t wait for lunch to eat one of these delicious pasta salads, let’s go vote:
Thank you so much to all the participants and of course, to all of you who vote! I can’t wait to announce May’s winner and I look forward to what you all come up with for the June challenge!
The June Challenge:
Strawberries are prime for the picking in June! Make anything with your spiralizer and a fresh tin of strawberries.
Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway (today’s the last day!) for one of my Inspiralized Canvas Tote Bags. To purchase, click here.