How to make Vegetable Ribbons -

Healthy, tasty and looks great - this salad is a winner.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book No Oil Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Zucchini (ज़ुकीनी), Carrots (गाजर)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Salads

Vegetable Ribbons

Vegetable Ribbons Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Vegetable Ribbons Recipe

  • Zucchini trimmed 1 medium

  • Carrots trimmed 2 medium

  • Cucumbers trimmed 2

  • Celery chopped 1 inch stalk

  • Salt to taste

  • For dressing

  • Vinegar 2 tablespoons

  • Soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Brown sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli flakes 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fresh basil leaves torn 3-4

  • For garnishing

  • Black olives sliced 5 medium


Step 1

Take a potato peeler or a manual slicer and cut zucchini, carrots and cucumbers lengthwise into thin ribbons. Sprinkle a little salt and set aside for five minutes.

Step 2

Blend vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, red chilli flakes, basil leaves and salt to make a coarse paste. Transfer it into a bowl. Squeeze the cut vegetables to remove extra moisture.

Step 3

Add vegetables to the dressing in the bowl along with celery and toss well. Serve garnished with olive slices.

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