My fresh and healthy Zucchini Salad recipe will rescue you from a bumper crop of summer squash in the most healthy and delicious way!
Zucchini Salad Recipe
This 7 ingredient recipe is an absolute cinch to throw together and will knock your socks off!
Bursting with savory flavors and a healthy crunch, Zucchini Salad is one of the simplest recipes to make with fresh ingredients from your garden.
Recipes Zucchini and Squash
Zucchini and squash can be prepared in various ways and are suitable for many diets, including gluten free, keto, and vegan.
This high fiber fruit is great for healthy digestion and high in:
A Fruit Salad Recipe?
Botanically, zucchini is a fruit, but of course, it’s the last produce you think of for a fruit salad recipe.
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What is Fruit?
Scientifically speaking, fruit develops from the flowering part of a plant and contains seeds. So while squash and zucchini are technically fruit, I prefer to classify them as nutritious and delicious!
When your garden is exploding with zucchini, the only thing to do is make this healthy salad to use it all up.
I hope you love this low carb family favorite recipe as much as we do!
- 2 small yellow summer squash
- 1 small zucchini
- 2 tablespoons basil, sliced into strips
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ cup salted marcona almonds chopped
- Use a vegetable peeler to make squash and zucchini ribbons
- In medium bowl, toss squash, zucchini, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt
- Allow to marinate for 20 minutes to 1 hour (I have served mine immediately)
- Sprinkle with almonds
Vegetables for Side Dishes
Organic vegetables are a must-have side dish for our family and an easy part of the path to healthy eating on a budget.
Veggies are an important and versatile component of my nutrient-rich diet. Below are some of my favorite vegetable side dishes.
Recipes Roasted Vegetables
Roasting is a simple process that can be used for vegetables as well as any protein or nut. And Roasted Cauliflower in the oven with Carrots and Zucchini is a fabulous choice for a vegetable medley.
When I’m in a crunch for time, my easy recipe for roasted asparagus fills our plate with a low carb vitamin rich green!
Recipe Zucchini Noodles
Veggie noodles are another great vegetable side dish! Although they were once few and far between, options for healthy low carb noodles are now abundant!
Pull out your spiralizer for zucchini recipes and spin zoodles to your heart’s content, or try using squash for spaghetti and meatballs.
Finally, for an Asian twist, go the seaweed noodle route and make my all-time favorite, kelp noodles with peanut sauce.
Zucchini Recipes Baking
I’m moving on from vegetable side dishes to dessert to provide you with more ways to use up your bountiful harvest of zucchini.
Zucchini Bread Chocolate
Sweetened with honey and a bit of vanilla stevia, Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes an excellent healthy snack for kids.
My moist and chocolaty gluten free zucchini bread is a breeze to pull together and one of the many reasons the food processor is my all-time favorite kitchen tool.
For this one pot recipe, all you need to do is combine the ingredients in the food processor, pour into a loaf pan, and then into the oven!
In need of more ways to use up your favorite summer squash? Take a look at my Zucchini Recipes for Baking.
If you’re looking for a nut free, gluten free zucchini recipe, my Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins will hit the spot.
Made with a coconut flour base and lightly with a touch of honey, these mini muffins are equally wonderful for breakfast or dessert with a cup of my caffeine free Dandelion Coffee.
Intolerance to Foods?
I hope you love these fantastically fresh zucchini recipes as much as we do, they’re perfect for folks on restricted diets that have intolerance to a variety of foods.
Zucchini is rich in nutrients, high in fiber, and with my easy recipes, a breeze to add to your diet!
This recipe for Zucchini Salad is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared it in 2009.
Lenore Shamey says
Looks yummy! Any idea how many carbs there are per serving?
Lenore, for more on that go here:
Have a great day!
Suze Kopynec says
We have a garden with lots of zucchini and summer squash coming in daily now. I’m so glad I tried this recipe…it’s simple and truly delicious! This will become a regular. Thank you, Elana!
You’re welcome Suze!
Karen johnson says
What a refreshing twist on a summer salad! We had it with seafood and it was an excellent side that will likely be an indispensable favorite.
Elana, just a note to say that your site is deliciously life-changing. THANK YOU! Can’t wait to receive your cookbook! Cheers!
Amy Green - Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free says
I’ve read several posts that mention how grateful they are that your book as a lot of new recipes instead of “just recipes from your blog.” Now, this is just my opinion – I watch Barefoot Contessa on Food Network, I buy her books, and I search her recipes on-line. I get something different from each venue. I’d rather have the recipes in a book even if they’re on-line. I don’t want all those loose papers floating around.
I don’t see anything wrong at all with putting on-line recipes in a book. Why shouldn’t you get paid for all of this work you do? Also, there is a huge population of people who don’t readily use the internet and would rather have a book.
what are marcona almonds and how much? 1/4?
The salad looks wonderful!! Just another great healthy way to use up my zucchini and yellow squash :)