Greek Zucchini Salad
This healthy Zucchini Salad is full of fresh Greek flavors and ingredients, and is a great side for chicken, lamb, steaks, and more!
Zucchini might possibly be the most versatile vegetable around. It’s one of my favorites, and you can do a thousand different things with it.
In this refreshing Greek Zucchini Salad, the zucchini is enjoyed raw. I know there are people who eat raw vegetables particularly for nutrition reasons, but honestly I love the texture and flavor of raw zucchini. It’s not harsh at all, and it actually absorbs the flavors of the salad in a wonderful way.
If you’ve never had zucchini like this before, try it! I think you might love it.
This raw zucchini salad is particularly wonderful for picnics, potlucks, and parties in the summertime.
How to Make Zucchini Salad:
In a large bowl, combine diced fresh zucchini, feta cheese, red onion or shallot, parsley, kalamata olives, chickpeas, fresh lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper all together:
If you need some guidance for how to cut the zucchini, here’s a post I did for How to Dice Zucchini.
Give the salad ingredients a good toss to distribute everything evenly:
Let it sit in the fridge for at least one hour, to allow the zucchini to absorb the other flavors, and soften ever so slightly.
This Zucchini & Arugula Salad is another way to enjoy zucchini raw, in shredded form, but if you’re more keen on cooked recipes, I recommend Zucchini Fritters, Zucchini Noodle White Lasagna, and Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats, just to name a few of my favorites.
For 60+ more zucchini recipes, scan through my Ultimate Guide to Zucchini post, which also covers how to pick good zucchini, how to store, and more. Enjoy!
Greek Zucchini Salad
- 4-5 cups diced zucchini (from 1.5 lbs whole zucchini)
- 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
- one 15oz can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
- 1/3 cup chopped kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup chopped shallot or red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper, or to taste
- Mix together all ingredients.
- Adjust seasoning as desired. Enjoy!
For tips on how to pick good zucchini, how to store, etc, see my Ultimate Guide to Zucchini post.
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Post updated with new photos and writing in June 2018. Originally published March 2015.