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.

Zucchini Salad - Healthy raw zucchini salad perfect for entertaining

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:

Adding Fresh Lemon Juice to Raw Zucchini Salad in Mixing Bowl

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:

Raw Zucchini Salad with Kalamata Olives, Feta, Chickpeas, and more

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.

I love this salad for entertaining, as it’s pretty sturdy, travels well, and tastes AWESOME as a side to chicken or fish.

Zucchini Salad - A fresh and healthy raw zucchini salad perfect for potlucks, picnics, parties, and more!

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

This refreshing and healthy Greek Zucchini Salad is a great side for Chicken, Lamb, Pan Seared Steaks, and more!

Zucchini Salad - A fresh and healthy raw zucchini salad perfect for potlucks, picnics, parties, and more!
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Mix together all ingredients.
  2. Adjust seasoning as desired. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

 For tips on how to pick good zucchini, how to store, etc, see my Ultimate Guide to Zucchini post.

Nutrition Information Serves 8, makes 8 cups of salad     adjust servings
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 193kcal Calories from fat 108
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 375mg16%
Carbohydrate 16g5%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 7g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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Post updated with new photos and writing in June 2018. Originally published March 2015.