Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta Salad

By Maria Lichty

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This easy Zucchini Pasta Salad is loaded with Mediterranean flavors and the perfect salad for BBQ parties, potlucks, picnics, or a light lunch or dinner. This healthy salad is vegetarian and gluten-free.

Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta Salad

Oodles of Zoodles

I am finally home after traveling for three weeks in a row. It feels so good to be home with my boys and back in my routine. I love exploring new cities and trying all of the fun food places when I travel, but three weeks in a row was a little much, just ask my jeans:) So this week, I am resetting and eating all of my favorite healthy foods.

One of my new favorite salads is this Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta Salad from Ali’s new cookbook, Inspiralized & Beyond (Keep reading because we are giving away a copy of Inspiralized & Beyond AND an Inspiralizer!! YAY!). This easy zucchini noodle salad is loaded with Mediterranean flavors and is so good for a simple and healthy lunch or dinner. The zoodles are the star of the salad, yay for veggies!

Zucchini Noodle Salad

Zucchini Noodles

We love our Inspiralizer and use it all of the time! It is the best zucchini noodle maker and veggie noodle maker. We love making zucchini noodles, cucumber noodles, sweet potato noodles, and more! It is a fun way to eat veggies, even our boys will eat the veggie noodles. I love this recipe because it uses zucchini noodles instead of pasta, keeping this pasta salad light and fresh!

This zucchini noodle salad is loaded with Mediterranean flavors:

  • artichokes
  • kalamata olives
  • chickpeas
  • tomatoes
  • feta cheese (can leave out for a vegan salad)

The salad also has fresh spinach, which really bulks up the nutrition. I am all about adding more veggies! The salad is finished with a simple and light Greek dressing that you will love!

The salad is good the day it is made, but it is best the next day, when the zucchini has softened and absorbed all of the flavors from the dressing. It is the perfect meal prep salad! You can make it the day before and eat it for lunch or dinner the next day! I always love having a healthy option ready to go in the fridge. I am always SO glad I spent a little time to meal prep so I end up choosing healthy options, like this delicious salad. I could eat it every day, it is one of my favorite zoodle recipes!

Take this easy Mediterranean salad to a BBQ, picnic, potluck, or any party! It is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

GIVEAWAY! We are giving away a copy of Inspiralized & Beyond AND an Inspiralizer!! You guys are going to LOVE this book. It is filled with veggie focused recipes that are creative and SO delicious! And the Inspiralizer is one of our favorite kitchen gadgets, we use it all of the time! To enter to win the giveaway, leave a comment on this post! The giveaway ends Sunday, May 13th. Good luck!

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Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta Salad

This easy and healthy zucchini pasta salad is perfect for parties, potlucks, picnics, and everyday eating!
4.75 from 32 votes


For the dressing:

For the salad:

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 14-ounce can quartered artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/2 cup halved pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese optional
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved


  • Make the dressing. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, and mustard. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Make the salad. Slice the zucchini halfway through lengthwise, being careful not to pierce through the center. Spiralize the zucchini with Blade C and put them in a large bowl. Add the sliced onion, artichoke hearts, olives, chickpeas, feta (if using), spinach, and tomatoes to the bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 13g, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 5g
Keywords zucchini

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. This looks delicious, I am looking forward to it this Summer when my garden is producing the wonderful vegetables!

  2. Have been dying to spiralize every time I see your delicious recipes but don’t have one.   Hoping that will change soon! 

  3. Have wanted a spiralizer machine but all of them have been cumbersome and even dangerous to use. When I read about the Spiralizer I was pleased. Can hardly wait to try some new dishes made using this.

  4. 5 stars
    I totally love this salad – it was perfect for our Mothers Day dinner served with fish tacos! I did make a few substitutions since I was at MILs house and didn’t have all the ingredients – substituted shaved parmesan for the feta, regular olives for the kalamata, and sliced green onions for the red onion. Nonetheless, it was delicious – and would probably be even better with the flavors of feta cheese and kalamata olives – and it was simple to prepare!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this last night for an outdoor summer concert and picnic and it was delicious!  Great recipe and I will be making it again!  

  6. 5 stars
    I made this yummy recipe for an outdoor picnic concert and received rave comments!  Everyone asked for the recipe and I am making it again today for a 4th of July party.  I’m sure it will be a hit again!  Delicious!  

  7. Joe. My. Gawd!  This salad is so good, so fresh, so healthy!  It’s not only all of that but when using store bought zuchinni noodles it’s also very easy and quick.  This will become a Go To as my potluck dish.  Muah! Delish!

  8. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. Excellent. Added a half cup of sun dried tomatoes and kalamata olives. Topped with Parmesan and parsley. Used turkey andouille sausage.

  9. 5 stars
    I think I could eat this every day! If you like greek/Mediterranean lemon & oil type dressings, I can’t imagine you not loving this. Such a refreshing salad, bursting with flavor and color. If your out of chickpeas, it’s still good, this would also probably be good if you spiralized some seedless cucumbers in it too.

  10. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. It is really good. Forgot the feta — and can only imagine it better with it. I wanted a little more tang and the feta would have done it. Added carrots and omitted onions. I have some beets julienned and will add that tomorrow to try it. Just me and hubby so it was a side dish for dinner tonight, lunch tomorrow and remaining for dinner side dish tomorrow night. Will be making again. Love simple and this was right there.

  11. 5 stars
    This is great as is or with basically any substitutions! I did half zucchini and half pasta, and left out the chickpeas this time. Still great!

  12. Loved this recipe. Made one change used chopped romaine lettuce instead of spinach, wanted the crunch.

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