Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta Salad

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Let me introduce you to one of my new favorite salads.

mediterranean zucchini pasta salad on a plate

Using zucchini ribbons as the base, this pasta-like salad is light and refreshing, yet bursting with flavor!

It’s a great alternative to traditional leafy green salads, and because the ingredients are sturdier, this dish can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for a quick weekday lunch, or side dish–> the flavor gets better as it marinates!

Mediterranean Zucchini Salad
serves 1-2

Ingredients:

2 large zucchini
juice of 1 lemon
2 Tablespoons red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
3 oz. goat feta crumbles
salt, to taste

Directions:

To prepare the zucchini ribbons, you’ll need a spiralizer or vegetable peeler.

making spiralized zucchini noodlesThe spiral slicer makes quick work of the job! I like to set the noodles on a towel to absorb some of the moisture, while I chop up the other vegetables, but it’s not necessary.

Combine the onion, garlic, lemon juice and fresh dill in a bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients and toss! Season with salt, to taste.

mediterranean zucchini pasta salad mixed in a bowl

For best flavor, allow the flavors to meld together for at least 15 minutes.

Some extra moisture will be released as the veggies marinate, so I like to transfer the salad to a new bowl before serving.

plate of mediterranean zucchini pasta salad

Garnish with additional goat feta, and enjoy!

(For a properly combined meal, you could also top this salad with a piece of baked fish or chicken.)

 

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Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta Salad

Using zucchini ribbons as the base, this pasta-like salad is light, yet bursting with flavor! It's a great alternative to traditional leafy green salads, and because the ingredients are sturdier, this refreshing dish can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for a quick weekday lunch, or side dish.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword healthy, salad, zucchini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 381kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons red onion , chopped
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill , chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1 cup red bell pepper , chopped
  • 3 oz . goat feta crumbles
  • salt , to taste

Instructions

  • To prepare the zucchini ribbons, you'll need a spiralizer or vegetable peeler. Set the noodles aside on a towel, to absorb some of the moisture, if you like.
  • Combine the onion, garlic, lemon juice and fresh dill in a bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients and toss! Season with salt, to taste.
  • For best flavor, allow the flavors to meld together for at least 15 minutes. Some extra moisture will be released as the veggies marinate, so transfer the salad to a new bowl before serving.
  • Garnish with additional goat feta, and enjoy!

Notes

For a properly combined meal, top this salad with a piece of baked fish or chicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1011mg | Potassium: 1801mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 7445IU | Vitamin C: 306.8mg | Calcium: 533mg | Iron: 4.4mg
Per Serving: Calories: 381, Fat: 20g, Carbohydrates: 34g, Fiber: 8g, Protein: 20g


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Comments

Rande McDaniel @ The Vegetable Centric Kitchen

Sounds wonderful and refreshing!

LizAshlee

Yum, this salad looks great! I am loving a light salad with tons of veggies..romaine, spinach or collard greens, celery, beets, cherry tomatoes, spring onions and my special new hummus sauce I am going to post soon…it’s amazing!

jessica @ keep on sparkling

YUMMY YUMMY! My friend also adds Cidear Vinegar to this to give it a totally different KICK

Allison

I bet Mike would love this!

Emily

This looked so good I couldn’t get it out of my mind, so thank you for inspiring my dinner last night! I didn’t have quite the right ingredients, but it nudged me into a different direction nonetheless and it was delicious!

Laura

I made a big batch of this salad and ate it for lunch and dinner yesterday. Absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    Megan

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Maryann McBryanze

You and your website simply amaze and inspire me. My son directed me to your website and now all I want to do is be in the kitchen preparing your recipes. Can’t wait to try this one! Thank you for what you do for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

Teresa

I made a batch of this and had it for lunch a few times this week. It was delicious and a great way to use the zucchini from my garden. Thanks!

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