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Spiral Zucchini Noodle “Zoodle” Greek Salad ♥ Recipe

Spiral Zucchini Noodle Zoodle Greek Salad ~ AVeggieVenture.com
graphic button small size size 10 Today's latest "zoodle" recipe: A Greek salad gone spiral, a big jumble of zucchini noodles, tomatoes and olives tossed in an oil-free Creamy Feta Vinaigrette. It's the salad of the summer, people! And you won't believe that those noodles aren't pasta! Weight Watchers Friendly, WW 2 PointsPlus. Low Cal. Low Carb. Gluten Free. Vegetarian. graphic button small size size 10

So here's a salad – if our tastes are similar, and they are, right? that's why you're reading? – that you'll make all summer long and might even dream about in-between times.

The first time I made the salad, we were rushing out the door, pleased to spend a lazy Saturday with friends basking in late-summer sunshine in the silence of the Missouri countryside. Honestly? I just winged it that day, hapdash-style throwing a few "Greek style" vegetables into a bowl. For the dressing, I went for a tried 'n' true recipe, the Creamy Feta Vinaigrette works so well in a real Greek pasta salad, made with actual pasta, Greek Pasta Salad – except, me being me, always experimenting, always learning, I substituted buttermilk for the usual olive oil, creating an extra-creamy and no-added oil g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s dressing for the vegetables.

That sweet-September day, our friends laid out a lovely spread but oh! the Zucchini Noodle Greek Salad! Lucky, lucky, I'd nailed it the first time, for sure. And our hosts? They couldn't believe that the "noodles" weren't pasta but zucchini! That made for a really full-tasting extra-healthy salad. If that's your taste, well, here's your salad for the summer. I've got a feeling it's mine, too.

RECIPE for ZUCCHINI NOODLE "ZOODLE" GREEK SALAD

Hands-on time: 30 minutes
Time to table: 60 minutes
Serves 6

GREEK-SALAD VEGETABLES
2 medium summer squash, trimmed
2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
1/2 red bell pepper, diced small
2 tablespoons red onion, diced fine
16 kalamata olives, halved

CREAMY FETA VINAIGRETTE
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 ounces feta cheese
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon table salad
1/4 teaspoon pepper

FOR GARNISH, OPTIONAL
Feta crumbles
Very thin red-onion rings

GREEK-SALAD VEGETABLES Use a "spiralizer" to cut the summer squash into short noodles. Combine in a large bowl with remaining vegetables. The vegetables may be cut and collected up to a few hours ahead of time (in the morning, say, for an evening meal).

CREAMY FETA VINAIGRETTE Combine all ingredients in a small food processor until smooth. The dressing may be made ahead of time and will keep for a day or two.

TO COMBINE An hour or so before serving, toss vegetables with vinaigrette. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

TO SERVE Transfer to a serving bowl or platter, top with feta crumbles and onion rings.

ALANNA's TIPS & KITCHEN NOTES
graphic button small size size 10 No spiralizer yet? I'm happy to have this one but there are other brands and styles.
graphic button small size size 10 I used one green zucchini and a yellow squash. I think it might be prettier with more green? The yellow color really doesn't reveal itself.
graphic button small size size 10 A little onion goes a long way! Two ways to help this, one is to cut the onion really small so that there are many little bits to distribute throughout the salad. The second is to dice the onions and then soak in cold water for about 15 minutes, then drain and dry; this removes the harsh bite of onion that some people find objectionable.



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4 comments:

So do you have a camera in my refrigerator or something? Every recipe almost, I’ve already got all the ingredients right here. This salad is calling to me -- the only question is, lunch or dinner?

Ali ~ Ha ha, I love it when that happens! Usually it’s brownies though -- and I must use exert great fortitude to resist! Let me know how the salad goes over!

This is so good!

I made this tonight, I subbed sour cream for the buttermilk cause that's what I had. I wasn't sure what "table salad" was really supposed to be, so I put in a little olive oil. We all loved it, next time, more squash, it's the best part!

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