Baby Zucchini Salad Recipe -
Baby Zucchini Salad Recipe
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Baby Zucchini Salad

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"Fresh salad, great side for summer dinners. Use regular olive oil if smoked olive oil is unavailable. Smoked olive oil has its own unique taste, and while you could substitute with regular olive oil I would strongly suggest trying the smoked first; it is really amazing."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Toss the zucchini, onion, bell pepper, and basil together in a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the mixture and toss again to evenly coat. Season with salt and pepper to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 07, 2010

Such a refreshing, light and seasonal alternative to the typical and heavier potato and pasta salads, and I'm pleased to be the first to review it. Nutritious and guilt-free, not only is this delicious, but it's pretty, colorful, and so simple with its few ingredients that it would complement almost anything. I didn't have smoked olive oil (nor have I ever heard of it to tell you the truth!) so I used the extra virgin olive oil option. Also, I'm not a big fan of balsamic vinegar (generally too heavy and sweet for me) so I substituted fresh lemon juice which for me was perfect. This salad is great as is, but I would be interested to try it with fresh dill or parsley. There are unlimited possibilies, of course, for other additions, but in my view that would just "busy this up" and then it wouldn't be the simple yet perfect salad it is just as written. This will be something I rely on often, since in addition to all the other things it has going for it, it's made from ingredients I readily have on hand. Hope your recipe flys Lizbeth!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 28, 2011

Flavor not to any of my guests taste.

Aug 03, 2011

I loved this salad! I did make a modification though, instead of putting raw bell pepper I just roasted the pepper a bit and added it to the salad.

Aug 13, 2010

Delicious and simple. This is a wonderful way to use up some of those fresh, summer zucchini. It's a great side dish for a summer meal.

Jul 19, 2010

This recipe is a perfect side dish for summer cook-outs and a great way to use up excess zucchini from your garden! I would use more of the dressing next time and more salt. I added about 1/2 tsp lemon zest as well to brighten the flavor and counteract the sweetness of the balsamic.

Aug 19, 2010

I never thought this recipe was that good. I used cilanter instead of basil and regular olive oli. It was just yummy!!

Feb 22, 2011

light and refreshing. I used tomatoes and thin stips of spinach. I never had raw yellow squash before and it was great with the little crunch. Next time I'll try the zucchini.

Sep 03, 2010

Very easy and quick to make. I used extra virgin olive oil instead of the smoked kind and red wine vinegar instead of balsamic. Nice........will make again.


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  • Calories
  • 82 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 101 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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