This simple salad made with shredded zucchini and peppery arugula is one of my absolute favorite dishes to enjoy in the summertime when I want something fresh and light!

Zucchini Arugula Salad Recipe - Plated in Bowl with Forks Tossing

I have made this salad over, and over, and over again this summer. You could say I’m a little obsessed.

And by ‘I’m a little obsessed,’ I’m talking about this salad and about zucchini in general. Zucchini has always been one of my favorite vegetables and there are endless ways to eat it. Crispy zucchini cakes, pesto zucchini rollups, and now this salad comes in to round out my top 3 favorite zucchini recipes.

A close up of a zucchini on a board

The preparation of this zucchini is raw, and if your reaction is to run away, I totally get it. I’m generally not a fan of raw vegetables and certainly can’t eat big hunks of raw zucchini, but grating it with a mandolin…oh, the texture and flavor are heavenly.

Shredded Raw Zucchini on a Cutting Board

Once you’ve grated the zucchini with a mandolin, combine it with feta cheese crumbles, sliced scallions, and some fresh chopped parsley:

Shredded Zucchini, Scallions, Herbs, and Feta in a Bowl

Add in some good olive oil (I LOVE this one):

Adding Olive Oil to a Bowl with Shredded Zucchini, Scallions, Herbs, and Feta

Then add a good balsamic (I use a 15 year aged balsamic of Modena):

Adding Vinegar to Shredded Zucchini Salad Ingredients

Toss it together with a pinch of salt and pepper:

Tossed and Mixed Raw Zucchini Salad in Mixing Bowl

Now add a big handful of fresh arugula:

Fresh Arugula Leaves Added to Zucchini Bowl

And toss it all together:

Mixing Bowl with Salad Ingredients Tossed Well

Now it’s ready to serve. Enjoy!!

Also check out my Ultimate Guide to Zucchini! It covers how to store zucchini, how to pick a good one at the grocery, and 60+ recipe ideas using zucchini.

Shredded Zucchini Arugula Salad

Fresh Zucchini & Arugula Salad

 This simple salad made with shredded zucchini and peppery arugula is one of my absolute favorite dishes to enjoy in the summertime when I want something fresh and light!
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Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1/2 cup feta crumbles
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 scallions sliced
  • 2 tbsp good quality olive oil
  • 1 tbsp good quality aged balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2.5 oz arugula

Instructions 

  • Grate the zucchini with a mandolin, and combine with the feta, parsley, scallions, olive oil, and balsamic in a large bowl. Season to taste with a pinch or so of salt and pepper.
  • Add the arugula and toss to combine. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 649mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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