Tomato-Basil Zoodle Salad


Spiralized zucchini noodles make the perfect base for this colorful and flavorful salad--think pasta salad without all the carbs! It comes together quickly for a light lunch or easy side. Add grilled chicken, shrimp or chickpeas to make a heartier meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 large zucchini

  • 1 firm ripe avocado, cubed

  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

  • ½ cup pearl-size fresh mozzarella balls


  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  2. Using a spiral vegetable slicer with the chipper blade attachment (for thick noodles), cut zucchini lengthwise into "noodles," stopping when you reach the seeds.

  3. Add the zucchini noodles, avocado, tomatoes and mozzarella to the dressing and toss to coat. Serve topped with more basil, if desired.



Equipment: Spiral vegetable slicer with chipper blade attachment

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

192 Calories
17g Fat
7g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 192
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 478IU 10%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Folate 44mcg 11%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 23mg 6%
Potassium 369mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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