Simple Zucchini Pasta Salad (Quick + Easy)
Simple Zucchini Pasta Salad is fresh and healthy and perfect for a light warm weather lunch or dinner ready in 15 minutes or less!
Simple and clean, this raw zucchini pasta salad featuring julienned zucchini noodles, cherry tomatoes, basil, lemon, and avocado is amazingly delicious!
With just a few simple flavors that work well together, I love the simplicity of this vegan zucchini noodle pasta recipe. It’s light, fresh, and will leave you feeling vibrant and healthy!
In this recipe, simple zucchini noodles are served with tomatoes, sprouts, and avocado and topped with lemon juice, hemp hearts, and basil for a light and refreshing salad.
Here is everything you will need:
- Zucchini – use the freshest you can find, and enjoy this recipe often during its peak season.
- Cherry or grape tomatoes – will add a pop of color and juiciness.
- Alfalfa sprouts – these microgreens are full of nutrition while adding texture.
- Basil – this fresh herb adds flavor and color.
- Lemon – is used to dress the salad, adding wonderful zestiness.
- Avocado – adds a bit of creaminess and healthy fat.
- Hemp hearts – loaded with healthy omegas, these little seeds pack a lot of nutrition.
- Red pepper flakes – we like to add a sprinkle for a bit of heat.
- Himalayan salt & freshly cracked pepper – use to taste to enhance the flavors.
- Almond parmesan – perfect for adding a bit of ‘cheese’ flavor to your zucchini noodles.
How To Make Zucchini Pasta Salad
This zucchini pasta salad is easy to assemble and will be ready in about 5 minutes. The zucchini ‘noodles’ can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days, making for a quick grab-n-go meal idea any time you need.
- Simply julienne or spiralize your zucchini.
- Place the zucchini in a bowl, along with halved cherry tomatoes, a few sprouts, avocado, chiffonaded basil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
- Add a big squeeze of lemon overtop. If you like, a little olive oil is great too.
And don’t forget your almond parmesan. It’s a great staple to have in the pantry or fridge for meals like this, topping it off nicely while adding more nutrition and flavor!
Recommended Equipment: Zucchini noodles can be made using a julienne tool or spiralizer. For the zucchini pasta you see here, I used a julienne tool, creating straight noodles. This tool is small and easily fits in the utensils drawer. On the hand, a spiralizer is a bit bulkier and creates long curly noodles, like these spiralized zucchini noodles. Both tools are great to have on hand, creating different styles of noodles. (This paragraph contains affiliate links.)
More Raw Zucchini Noodle Recipes!
- Spicy Kale Pesto + Zucchini Noodles
- Zucchini Pasta + Creamy Avocado-Cucumber Sauce
- Carrot + Zucchini Ribbons + Cilantro Pepita Pesto
If you try this alkalizing recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.Print
SIMPLE ZUCCHINI PASTA SALAD
Light, healthy and delicious, this easy simple zucchini pasta salad is so easy to make! A perfect light lunch, dinner, snack or make ahead meal.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: Serves 1
- Category: Salad
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 1 medium zucchini, julienned or spiralized
- handful cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
- small handful alfalfa sprouts
- 1 – 2 leaves of basil, chiffonade
- 1/2 lemon, juice of
- 1/4 avocado
- sprinkle of hemp hearts, optional
- pinch or two of red pepper flakes, optional
- himalayan salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- almond parmesan, for dusting
Prepare your vegetables. In a medium size bowl combine all ingredients and serve with a dusting of almond parmesan on top.
So simple, easy and good for you!
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I made this yesterday and it was delish!!! Can't wait to make it again. I added garlic and sea salt. :)
I just found your blog through One Green Plant. I came to get this recipe but I see a few others that look delish!
I'm going to try THIS! It looks SO YUMMY!
So simple, I know you will love it! Enjoy :)
This looks so light and satisfying, just what the doctor ordered…right when I feel like I've been eating too many heavy winter foods. I'm already a fan of your almond parmesan, too!
I agree, it's so nice to have simple, easy and fresh meals in between all the heavy foods. This will be nice in spring and summer too. Cheers to light and satisfying. :)