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Lemon Herb Zucchini Noodle Salad

March 13, 2016

A light and refreshing salad recipe for Spring or Summer, this Lemon Herb Spiral Zucchini Noodle Salad will become a seasonal classic. Full of fibre, and veggies and ready in 10 minutes or less!

Before I ever began on this journey of blog writing, I was a dedicated blog reader. Before the days of Bloglovin, there was Google Reader (RIP…) and my Google Reader was packed to the brim with all kinds of blogs! From food, to fashion, to health, my days always started with the TODAY show and my daily blog reading ritual. Some people read the paper, I read blogs.

A light and refreshing salad recipe for Spring or Summer, this Lemon Herb Zucchini Noodle Salad will become a seasonal classic. Full of fibre, and veggies and ready in 10 minutes or less!

One of the first blogs I read on the daily was my friend Amie’s, The Healthy Apple. I have always been blown away by Amie’s courage, strength and honesty when it came to her journey and helping others through their journeys. When she reached out asking if I’d like a copy of her cookbook, Eating Clean I obviously jumped at the opportunity. Not only do I get to support a friend as she’s tackled an unbelievably time-intensive project, but also share a delicious recipe with you. I could never have anticipated that I’d get more than just healthy and flavorful recipes from Eating Clean!

Amie shares how she’s completely revamped her lifestyle to treat several illnesses including PCOS, Lyme disease and IGA deficiency, among others. But beyond just her tips and healthful recipes for illness treatment, she’s provided valuable information on illness prevention and simple tricks on balancing your hormones (a key to optimal health!), skin health and overall digestive function. I love how comprehensive this cookbook is!

A light and refreshing salad recipe for Spring or Summer, this Lemon Herb Zucchini Noodle Salad will become a seasonal classic. Full of fibre, and veggies and ready in 10 minutes or less!

And then there’s the recipes… They’re all delicious, nutritious, packed full of flavor and super simple! This Lemon Herb Spiral Zucchini Noodle Salad is ready in under 10 minutes and is so light and refreshing!

Here’s What You Need:

  • vegetables – zucchini, celery, fresh basil and fresh mint.
  • lemon zest and lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • seasonings and spices – ground cumin, crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt and pepper.

How to Make Spiral Zucchini Noodles

The easiest way to make zucchini noodles is with a spiralizer. It’s a small investment and so fun to play with! I feel like it went through a phase in the health world and hasn’t gotten much attention lately but I still love mine!

If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can use a vegetable peeler to make ribbon-like noodles or a food grater to make smaller strings. The noodles don’t turn out as “pretty” as they do if you make them with a spiralizer but all methods work!

A light and refreshing salad recipe for Spring or Summer, this Lemon Herb Zucchini Noodle Salad will become a seasonal classic. Full of fibre, and veggies and ready in 10 minutes or less!

What to Serve With This Lemon Herb Salad

To make this a full meal, simply serve with your favorite protein. I think it would be delicious with these lemon pepper chickpeas but if you want a more filling meal, serve with any of these:

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Lemon Herb Zucchini Noodle Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 3 large zucchinis (or summer squash), spiralized or julienned
  • 1 large celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Spiralize the zucchinis into noodles*
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, toss to coat, and serve.

*I use the inspiralizer to spiralize my vegetables!

A light and refreshing salad recipe for Spring or Summer, this Lemon Herb Zucchini Noodle Salad will become a seasonal classic. Full of fibre, and veggies and ready in 10 minutes or less!

Like this recipe? Here are other simple salads you might enjoy:

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  • Reply
    Cassie
    March 13, 2016 at 11:39 am

    This sounds delicious! I love a good zoodle salad!

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    Bita
    March 13, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    love the sounds of the spices in this little salad – would be so good with some grilled salmon, yum!! thank you for sharing

  • Reply
    Kelly @ Eat the Gains
    March 13, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    This salad sounds perfect for spring. I haven’t heard of her blog so I will definitely check it out!

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    Emilie @ Emilie Eats
    March 14, 2016 at 12:25 am

    I know most people cook their zoodles, but I absolutely adore them raw – they have such a nice crunch and really are good with any flavor! So refreshing, especially as it warms up. I bet her cookbook is awesome!!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 20, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      I’m really into eating them raw. I feel like they get so soggy when you cook them. Loving this salad for Spring!

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        Ali
        June 25, 2017 at 10:48 pm

        Me too! Thanks for this recipe.

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    dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    March 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

    i used to read a lot of blogs too…and i still do when i can but not necessarily comment ALL the time. One thing I have realized is that I like reading blogs with stories rather than recipes..alot of bloggers have changed their style of writing/personality and i guess our interest and passion changed with time so I don’t feel like reading/wasting time on things that are no longer interesting/valuable to me. Some of my regular includes yours, Alexis, Liz, Lindsay..gosh there are too many 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      March 20, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      I totally agree! I could read Hummusapien for dayzzzzz. I love a good recipe + story! But as always, people and things change!

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    Lee
    March 14, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Life without Google reader is sad. Zoodle. Do the zoodle dance.

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      March 14, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Google reader brings me back to the days when your posts weren’t marked as spam. Those were the days…

  • Reply
    Victoria
    March 14, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    This zoodle salad sounds amazing. I have never been to her blog, excited to read all about it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Sam @ Barrister's Beet
    March 15, 2016 at 10:19 am

    This looks amazing and would go perfectly in the summer with some grilled chicken and other fun BBQ foods. Thanks for posting! Amazing pictures, as usual.

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    Joe
    March 15, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing Davida. I’ll have to make this for my girlfriend. She’ll love it!

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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    March 16, 2016 at 8:58 am

    This weekend I bought a couple of zucchini planning on spiralizing them for a clean, fresh spring salad, well I’ll give this recipe a try, sounds like a fresh and juicy meal. And LOVE the approach of healing yourself through/with food! I didn’t know Amie’s blog, but I’ll check it out, thanks Davida! 🙂

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      March 20, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Hope you enjoyed the recipe! Be sure to check out Amie’s blog. She’s the best!

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    Emily
    March 22, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    This looks totally amazing and simple! I can’t wait to make it.

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    The Healthy Apple
    April 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I have tears in my eyes from reading this post! I am just getting around to reading this now and I cannot thank you ENOUGH for your amazing friendship, love, support and genuine girlfriend power! You are so amazing and I honestly wish we lived closer. I’m so happy you came into my life and I’m beyond delighted for you with all you are doing! You amaze me and I’m so blown away by your kind words and beautiful post about my book here. Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so incredible.
    I’m sending you so much love and the biggest hug, Maven.
    Looking forward to hugging your beautiful self very soon, I hope.
    Thank you again.
    Lots of love and light to you from NYC.
    xoxoxx

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

      Of course, my dear! I’m so incredibly proud of you and the amazing work you produced. So blessed to have you in my life!

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    Lauren Deegan
    April 10, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Frankly, I need more zucchini recipes like this to get me through the week.

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    Kerri
    May 27, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    This looks so delicious and I LOVE my Inspiralizer and finding new recipes for it. What would you recommend in place of the mint? I just don’t care for fresh mint.

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    Elizabeth Cush, LCPC
    July 27, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    This was zesty and delicious! A great summer salad when you have lots of squash on hand from the garden. I added a little fresh corn cut from the cob.

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