Grated zucchini subs for the noodles in this take on a Greek salad from Simple Cooking with Heart.
Zucchini Noodle Greek Salad
Calories90 Per Serving
Protein3g Per Serving
Fiber3g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$1.83
|Total Fat||6.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.7 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||3.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||8 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|
1 fat, 2 vegetable
5 cups grated zucchini (from approximately 2 medium-large zucchini)
2 medium cucumbers, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces (about 4 cups)
3 medium tomatoes, chopped into bite-size pieces (about 4 cups)
1/4 small red onion (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup pitted black olives, like Kalamata, finely chopped
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp canola oilOR
2 Tbsp safflower oil
2 Tbsp reduced-fat feta cheese crumbles
Place a box grater into a large bowl and grate enough zucchini for 5 cups.
Prepare the remaining vegetables: Peel the cucumbers and chop into bite-size pieces; add to the bowl. Chop the tomatoes into bite-size pieces, slice the red onion, and finely chop the olives. Add everything into the bowl.
In a small bowl, add the dressing ingredients: dried oregano, black pepper, vinegar, and oil. Whisk together with a fork. Pour dressing onto the salad and use a spatula or tongs to toss to combine together.
Serve and sprinkle feta cheese on top of each salad portion.
Tip: Serving size 1 2/3 cups
Cooking Tip: Any food that is naturally salty, like olives and feta cheese in this recipe, bring enough sodium to a dish than extra salt isn’t needed.
Keep it Healthy: A new delicious trend is substituting zucchini for noodles, called “zoodles.” For this salad, a grater is used to turn the zucchini into small pieces. If you enjoy this, consider investing in a spiralizer, which turns the zucchini into long noodles that can be used in place of pasta for recipes like spaghetti.
Tip: When using a small quantity of olives like 1/3 cup, it’s cheaper to first look at your grocery store’s salad bar or even olive bar versus buying an entire jar. Compare the prices of both and choose the cheaper option.