Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta Salad

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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!

More Zucchini Noodle Recipes:

Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Salad

Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta Salad

This easy and healthy zucchini pasta salad is perfect for parties, potlucks, picnics, and everyday eating!
4.69 from 16 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Maria Lichty

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 is the perfect salad to take to lunch today. It looks like the perfect salad that is light, refreshing and filling!

  2. This looks delicious and it’s completely different from my usual salads. Can’t wait to try this summer salad.

  3. Yum! It’s so nice to eat a ton of veggies when back from travel. I’ve been wanting an Inspiralizer forever! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Couldn’t have come at a better time. I have to cook for a vegetarian and this will be perfect, even without the spiralized zucchini. Although it’s SO pretty with the spiralizer noodles! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I’m going to make this salad for a potluck at church on Sunday! Looks delicious. I would love to have the book!

  6. I LOVE zucchini noodles and have them everyday on my salad for lunch! I’d love to I  talk win your giveaway!

  7. I have really wanted to try a spiralizer but just haven’t pulled the trigger on another kitchen gadget. This recipe looks amazing tho!!! 

  8. Looks so good! And maybe letting my kids have a go at the Inspiralizer will get them more excited about eating veggies!

  9. This salad is just what I’m looking for☺️ Dr states I need more of Mediterranean diet. Thanks for all recipes

  10. Love the recipe. I left out the chick peas (only because I didn’t have  any) and added cucumber instead.   Was really great. 

  11. Going stir crazy waiting to make this recipe!  I hope I win the Inspiralizer, looks fun and the ideas are endless!!

  12. 5 stars
    Hi
    I just love your recipes …perfect combination of healthy and easy …
    Thank you for sharing 
    Nathalie

  13. I have always been curious to try spiralized vegetables but have not had the opportunity. I do love my veggies though! This cookbook sounds like a winner and this salad looks amazing!

  14. Cannot wait to try this recipe , and the fudge! I figure the healthy salad will counteract the decadent fudge! It’s a win-win! Really hoping I’ll win a copy off cookbook

  15. This salad looks amazing. I’ve been hearing so much about zucchini noodles. I think I’m going to have to give it a try.

  16. I’ve been holding off getting a inspirlize since I thought that out of all the kitchen gadgets I already own like my 27 year old Kitchen aid or my 20 year old food processor might have an attachment that I could sprilize with. But, Ha they don’t! I sure would love to win this giveaway! 

  17. Looks really yummy. I’ve had noodles before but I’m curious of different options there would be!!

  18. I love how you can make vegetables in a different and new way so that it’s not the same old same old. My favorite is beet and zucchini noodles!!! 

  19. I love it when two of my favorite food bloggers combine forces! Would love to win a copy of Ali’s new cookbook!

  20. This looks so good! I’m going to make it with my Greek chicken and all the fixins this week! Thanks for sharing! I would looovvveeee to win this book and inspirilizer! 

  21. 5 stars
    This recipe looks delicious. I have several jars of artichokes that I need to use and was wondering what I’d make. I think I might try this one. I

  22. This looks super good – i pretty much love anything that is greek/meditererrean inspired. Thanks for the opportunity!

  23. This looks so good.  I plan to make it often this summer.  I love Ali’s first two books and know the most recent one is just as awesome.  

  24. 4 stars
    I love salads in general. the pictures on the blog are soo tempting that I am gonna prepare it today itself for dinner. Oh got to go for shopping to buy some ingredients. Thanks for the recipe anyway:-)

  25. I’ve been interested in getting the spiralizer attachment for my Kitchen-Aid but didn’t want to pay for it not knowing if I’d like spiralzing veggies. Winning the Inspiralizer would be awesome!

  26. 5 stars
    I tried the recipe for the zucchini noodle salad! Oh my! It was so light! I did serve it the same day, and it was delish, but it was even better the next day!!!

  27. You can buy spiralized veggies at the market these days, but prepared veggies like bagged salads, presliced/chopped veggies in the produce section seem to have an off taste. I’d love to have a spiralizer & cookbook to make fresh spiralized veggies and try out new recipes. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  28. Hi, these salads look yummy. I am just waiting for my Farmers’ Market to get zucchini and it will get made.

  29. This salad looks so fresh and healthy. Thanks for the recipe. Don’t have a spiralizer. Would love to win one!

  30. My wife and I have been eating cleaner the past year or so, but it has been difficult to figure out new recipes. I’d love a copy of the book and the spiralizer, they both would come in handy when the garden gets going!

  31. Yay! My daughter loves when Grandma comes over with her spirlizer but we’ve never had one in our home.

  32. This look s like a great salad to eat until the romaine lettuce recall is solved and it’s safe to eat it again for sure!  The dressing looks so fresh and good! Ingredients already in my  pantry.

  33. I LOVE spiralizing my veggies! It’s such a fun way to get those nutrients to my kids’ bellies! Much less fight when they’re eating “noodles” than any other prep! I hope I win!!!!! I’m always game for new ideas 😀

  34. Looks so spring-y….and tasty!
    Would love a spiralizer…..the ready-spiralized veggies at the grocery are very expensive…. 

  35. I Have been wanting a spiralizer for months. Just looks so pretty and love the fact it gets better with age.

  36. We love anything Mediterranean-flavored and this looks very healthy. With zucchini season creeping up on us, it may be time to buy that Inspiralizer!

  37. Sharing this post with my daughter who has two young boys. She struggles to get them to eat veggies and this looks fun, esp. since the older one could help make the spirals!

  38. I love Greek food! This salad looks delicious. I will give it a try soon. For now, I am enjoying my triplet grandchildren. 
    Thanks!
    Kim

  39. We are going to be in the
    upper 80s this weekend. I’m
    So glad it’s finally warm (hot?!) This will be perfect to make on Saturday!

  40. I met you in Austin in April, 2017 while you were at a conference.  I love your website and enthusiasm Maria.

  41. I’ve always wanted to try one of these so I can add more vegetables to my meals. I’d love to give it a try with some awesome recipes!

  42. This salad looks delicious! We’ve been wanting to try zoodles , but haven’t given in and bought an Inspiralizer. This recipe makes me want to go get one – or win one! 😉 Thanks for the great giveaway!

  43. This is the prettiest zucchini spiraled salad that I can’t wait to make.  I love all your recipes!  

  44. This looks so yummy! I love pasta salad but since I’ve gone gluten free, I’ve found a lot of gluten free pastas don’t hold up well in a pasta salad. I love the idea of using zoodles instead. I will be making this soon!

  45. This recipe sounds amazing. I can’t wait to make it. The only thing I’m missing is an Inspiralizer. Haha!

  46. This sounds terrific. I make a similar salad with pasta from a recipe in a Sunset cookbook (published over 20 years ago!)–but now I want to try it with zucchini noodles. Thanks for sharing.

  47. Love all the possibilities with a spiralizer! Perfect way to make eating veggies more fun AND delicious! 🙂 

  48. This recipe sounds awesome! I’m just getting into spiralized vegetables and can’t get enough of them!

  49. I have never had zoodles before, so I’m really intrigued how it’ll taste! I follow the author on IG, but do not own her cookbook, and for whatever wacky reasons, our libraries don’t carry her books, so I’d love to win her cookbook!

  50. sounds delish! our tomatoes & zucchini are just starting to get ripe, so I’ll be able to try this soon with garden fresh veggies!

  51. Dying to try an inspiralizer! Never had zoodles but man is this mouthwatering! I love Mediterranean flavors so this is right up my alley 

  52. This is something I am printing now! I am trying to get inspired NOW to eat healthier! THIS ought to do it and looks yummy! Thank you for this and inspiring me!

  53. 4 stars
    I would love to win this prize, because I would love to make tis recipe and more for my family most for summer and the all year too

  54. I love Mediterranean food. I’ve had the zucchini noodles before but don’t have a tool to do them myself. But the ones I had were delicious!!! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing!

  55. This looks yummy! My daughter has been requesting we buy a spiralizer. She’s on a low carb and loves zoodles!

  56. I love zucchini! The salad above looks so beautiful, yummy & refreshing for the upcoming hot summer days, or just anytime!  I can’t wait to make this! 

  57. I love Ali’s recipes! I don’t have her cookbook, though! I also have a different brand inspiralizer, but Ali’s looks amazing! This salad is definitely going on the “must make soon” list! Thanks for sharing!

  58. The dressing is amazing! I use this on many other recipes! The feta makes this salad SO delicious especially after it soaks up the dressing!

  59. Looks Fabulous, I just started working out to lose weight and this looks like the perfect lunch for me to help with the process. !!! My kids would love this salad as well

  60. 5 stars
    Love this as the zucchini noodles are so much less heavier then pasta & taste So Much Better too! SUPER Yummy!!

  61. i love everything except the olives in this haha! but a faux-pasta salad with all of these fresh flavors is right up my alley!! thanks for the giveaway~

  62. This looks delicious!! I would love to win so I too can make this yummy salad along with other yummy recipes.

    Lahrisa S

  63. I am making a meal for a friend who is laid up with a broken leg, this will be a perfect addition to the meal.

  64. This looks like an amazing way to use some of the zucchini we will be getting in our farm share this season! Can’t wait to try it!

  65. Hey, Maria & Josh, talk about YUMMY! This salad looks delicious!

    I haven’t done the spiralizer-thing, yet. I’ve wanted to try it, but just haven’t bought one. Perhaps now is the time? Just in time for summer’s bounty of fresh produce.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one, with a great looking cookbook for ideas.

  66. I’ve been following a modified low carb eating plan for two and a half years and have lost one hundred pounds. Zoodles are a great replacement for pasta and they don’t leave you feeling bloated. Looking forward to making the Mediterranean zoodle salad.

  67. Looks amazing! My husband is a diabetic and we’re always looking for healthy foods. You have certainly added many things to our diet. Thanks you both for that!!

  68. A few months ago I started a low carb high protein life of way of eating. I would love to have this book because there would be so many more possibilities for me to have meals I can eat.

  69. Hello! I love this website and look forward to getting the emails every week with new recipes to try! I copy many of them to use for the future. So many of them are right up my alley as far as what I like to fix and eat. I live on a small farm and have a huge garden with lots and lots of vegetables, fruit trees, berries, and tomatoes. My favorite thing is to go out to the garden when I get home from work and pick something out of the garden to eat. I would love to have an Inspiralizer to add to the variety of ways to fix my vegetables and other foods. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest! I would love to have this cookbook and tool!!!

  70. I love zoodles and the versatility is great where you can eat them hot or cold. Can’t wait to make this salad with the artichokes!

  71. This looks delicious, I am looking forward to it this Summer when my garden is producing the wonderful vegetables!

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

  73. 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.

  74. 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!

  75. 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!  

  76. 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!  

  77. 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!

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