Summer Zucchini Noodle Salad-zucchini noodles with tomatoes, avocado, sweet corn, goat cheese, basil, and a simple vinaigrette. This fresh and simple salad is a summertime favorite!
On Monday, I shared a sweet zucchini recipe, Brown Butter Zucchini Coffee Cake, and today I am serving up a savory zucchini recipe, Sumer Zucchini Noodle Salad. I needed to create a healthy zucchini recipe after eating that entire cake. Ok, I shared a few pieces, but I pretty much dominated that cake:)
This Summer Zucchini Noodle Salad IS summer! It has all of my favorite summer flavors in one easy dish and it is a great way to use up the never ending supply of summer zucchini.
Turning zucchini into noodles is fun and tasty! Caleb loves helping me make zucchini noodles. He calls our spiralizer the “magic noodle tool” and I think that name is very fitting. It is magic! Our spiralizer turns a plain old zucchini into beautiful noodles in minutes! Zucchini noodles are the perfect summer “pasta” because you don’t have to do any cooking! The noodles are fresh and healthy!
To the zucchini noodles, I add grape tomatoes, avocado, sweet corn, fresh basil, and goat cheese. If you have a garden, I bet you have all of these ingredients growing right outside your door, well, except for the goat cheese. If you have goats, you get bonus points:) If you don’t have a garden, visit the farmers market or knock on your neighbors door and ask them to share.
I drizzle the salad with a simple vinaigrette and serve!
Make the most of your summer produce and make this easy Summer Zucchini Noodle Salad!
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Summer Zucchini Noodle Salad
For the Dressing:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt and black pepper to taste
For the Salad:
- 2 large zucchini ends trimmed
- 1 large ear sweet corn kernels removed
- 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes halved (I like to use red and yellow)
- 1 large avocado pit removed, peeled, and diced
- 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 3 tablespoons freshly chopped basil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- First, make the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
- Use a spiralizer to make the zucchini noodles, according to manufacturer's instructions. Alternately, you can use a mandoline or vegetable peeler.
- In a large bowl, combine zucchini noodles, corn, tomatoes, avocado, goat cheese, and basil. Toss to combine. When ready to serve, drizzle dressing over salad and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.
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I want to dive face-first into this bowl of summer, noodley perfection! zucchini noodles are my jam and I am LOVING this light and healthy meal! Pinned!
You say “corn” and “zucchini” and I’m totally in! I love that this dish utilizes so many fresh summer veggies! I’m trying this for sure!
Me too! My favorites! Enjoy!
GAH! I need to get a spiralizer ASAP. These noodles look amazing and perfect for an easy summer dinner.
Yes, you NEED one:)
I can’t wait for my zucchini to be big enough to spiralize!! yum!
Grow zucchini, grow! 🙂
So much good stuff in this salad!
I recently bought the Paderno spiralizer and am besotted with everything noodles! This recipe is an outstanding one to add to the artillery. Bon appetit!
Yay for noodling:)
What a beautiful dish! I’ve been resisting buying a spiralizer, but this dish is really testing my self-control.
We love ours, especially during the summer months!
I keep saying this to myself, but I have got to get on the zoodle bandwagon!!! Especially when I see amazing recipes like this. Sounds so fresh!
Yes, join the club!
Now I’m going to start calling my spiralizer a “magic noodle tool” – cute, Caleb! What a great summertime salad this is.
It is magic:)
This recipe has all of my favorite things, and with zucchini in abundance this time of year it will be perfect! PINNING!
Thanks for pinning!
Gorgeous summer salad!
You can’t go wrong with zucchini noodles! This salad sounds perfect!
Beautiful, colorful and healthy! Love it!!
Mmmm!!! I love zucchini noodles, looks delicious!!
Love the fresh veggie zoodle salad!
Gorgeous!! I’ve been meaning to buy a spiralizer for months now, and this might be the push I needed to finally do it 🙂
This just screams “summer!” Love all those fresh veggies and the mix of zucchini and avocado. YUM!
Love this dish! 😀
Love this salad! I have so many yellow squash in my garden and I’m running out of ideas. Thanks for sharing!
My new favorite thing – ZOODLES!!!! I am loving everything that has to do with them right now and love seeing your recipes! My husband is even on the zoodle bandwagon (although he doesn’t have much choice since I do all of the cooking!) Thanks for sharing your recipes!
Fantastic! Our new favorite summer salad!
Does the zucchini get watery if the salad sits awhile? Taking to a 4th of July party and was wondering.
You can make it the day before and it will be just fine.
Hey, do you know if I can make a salad like this with zucchini noodles ahead of time and refrigerate for one day? I am prepping for a party and would love to make it ahead. Thanks!
oops. I just saw that you already answered this!! Sorry!
do you cook the corn? Do you sauté the zucchini at all?
You don’t need to!
What is the serving size for this recipe?
This salad is delish, I made it as directed but subbed fresh mozzarella as I don’t care for feta.