zucchini noodle salad recipe

2 Recipes for Zucchini Noodle Salad

Written by Becky

Last year I made a Zucchini Noodle Salad for the first time (this zucchini noodle salad with spicy peanut sauce). Now I’m addicted. Zucchini noodles are the perfect light and quick lunch! Lindsay, from Soul Food Living, and I teamed up one afternoon to make some beautiful zucchini noodles and catch up as we cooked, photographed, and nibbled along the way.

zucchini noodle salad recipe

I’ve been making raw Zucchini Noodle Salads almost every day for lunch. My two main creations are an Italian style salad with cherry tomatoes basil and mozzarella, and a Greek style salad with tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. Both salads use the same simple dressing with olive oil and red wine vinegar plus a few shakes of salt and pepper. It’s simple and so so good!

zucchini noodle salad recipe

You don’t have to have a big expensive mandolin or a spiralizer to make zucchini noodles (though a good mandolin is nice to have) you just need a simple vegetable peeler (this one is my favorite because you cam make ribbons or spaghetti-like noodles with it and it’s only $8). We made the noodles two ways and liked them both thick and thin.

Both of these salads are raw but feel free to throw them in a pan for a light sauté before eating them. I think they are good both cooked and raw, I’ve just been craving cold food because of the hot temps lately.

Here are some other ideas for Zucchini Noodles:

Top any salad with them

Mix them in with regular noodles

Use them in place of noodles with your favorite spaghetti or pesto sauce

Make your favorite pasta salad and replace the noodles

Zucchini Noodle Salad

Get this simple vegetable peeler to make perfect zucchini noodles without a bulky or expensive machine.

Zucchini Noodle Recipe 2 ways

A simple cool zucchini noodle salad make two ways, Italian-style and Greek-style. A perfect summer dish for a picnic, potluck, or dinner for two.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 2 full servings or 4 side dish servings


Italian Style

  • 2 zucchini, made into noodles
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 10 basil leaves, torn or roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, cubed

Greek Style

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled

dressing for either salad

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper


  • Toss all ingredients together. Whisk dressing and pour over salad. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy on a hot summer day!

More Zucchini Noodle Salad Recipes:

Zucchini Noodle Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Zucchini Noodles with Arrabiata Chickpeas by Cookie and Kate

Zucchini Coconut Noodles by Love and Lemons

Zucchini Ribbon Quinoa and Pesto Salad by Naturally Ella

And for those of you pin pinterest, here’s a image for you:

Zucchini Noodle Salad Recipe


Comments (13)

  1. My husband and I made this for dinner last night and it was fantastic! We have a ton of zucchini and it was great to find a new recipe to try with it.

Post A Reply

Recipe Rating