A refreshing blend of zucchini, red onion, and a simple vinaigrette makes this summer zucchini noodle salad perfect for hot days!
Our garden is exploding with zucchini right now, and I couldn’t be happier! We love this summer vegetable – whether it’s in salads, or chocolate chip zucchini bread, or even just lightly sautéed in olive oil with garlic. Darryl even loves to batter and fry zucchini, and has been known to fry a zucchini blossom or two as well.
I love using my spiralizer, so this was another fun chance to use it for a summer recipe. Zucchini noodles take just a minute to make, and if you add a thinly sliced red onion and some homemade vinaigrette, you have a simple but flavorful zucchini noodle summer salad.
Zoodles are also great cooked, but in the summer, it’s so nice to be able to use them in a cold salad. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can try slicing the zucchini very thin with a sharp knife. It’s best to use a spiralizer, but in a pinch, you cold make do with a knife.
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Simple Zucchini Noodle Salad.
Whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Italian seasoning, maple syrup, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
- Use your spiralizer to make zucchini noodles.
- Add the zucchini noodles and red onion to the dressing and toss to coat.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.
I love the gorgeous summer colors in this zucchini noodle salad! It’s such a fun summer side dish – perfect for serving at your next barbecue! If you’re planning to serve a crowd, you’ll have to double or triple this salad. For another fun summer salad, try this broccoli salad with bacon.
This zucchini noodle salad would be great served with:
- grilled chicken
- pulled pork sandwiches
- any type of grilled veggie burger