Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon Chive Dressing

Beautiful food deserves a beautiful dish. The color, style and presentation can make or break the best of flavors. Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon Chive Dressing was just perfect for my new Qamara Salad Bowl by Le Souk Ceramique from Wayfair.com.

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing - spring greens, soft goat cheese, toasted ramen croutons, marinated zucchini, squash and carrots with a yogurt-based lemon chive dressing. #zucchinisalad #homemadesaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Shaved Zucchini Salad is a visually and textually appealing salad using different shapes and flavors to make an easy salad recipe. Lemon Chive Dressing is fresh and zesty, the perfect homemade salad dressing accompaniment.

Salads can become ho-hum and boring, make sure you check out my 7 tips to keeping them fun and vibrant!

This salad follows many of my tips. Shaving zucchini adds interest in two ways: texture and visual appearance. Tossed in vinegar, it will be zesty on your tongue.

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing - spring greens, soft goat cheese, toasted ramen croutons, marinated zucchini, squash and carrots with a yogurt-based lemon chive dressing. www.savoryexperiments.com

Serve your salad in a beautiful bowl, pretty food is always more alluring. Shallow, wide and colorful, this colorful dish allowed me to do more than merely toss some ingredients together, instead they were constructed masterfully.

Use yogurt as a dressing base. Oils are great, but a rich, creamy yogurt will had healthy sophistication to any dish. Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing is a sophisticated and flavorful salad your entire family will enjoy!

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing - spring greens, soft goat cheese, toasted ramen croutons, marinated zucchini, squash and carrots with a yogurt-based lemon chive dressing. #zucchinisalad #homemadesaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com

This salad also features unique croutons: toasted ramen noodles! When I as a kid, I used to like to eat the hard, raw noodles with that salty seasoning packets just plain. Gross, I know.

But as an adult, I ditched the salty packet, toasted up the noodles and made unique flavor and texture croutons!

Lastly, tart goat cheese adds the creamy element, but also compliments the sweet flavors. This shaved zucchini salad is sure to be a winner year round!

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Lemon-Chive Dressing - spring greens, soft goat cheese, toasted ramen croutons, marinated zucchini, squash and carrots with a yogurt-based lemon chive dressing. #zucchinisalad #homemadesaladdressing www.savoryexperiments.com

Make sure you check out my 7 tips for more interesting salads before you starting chopping!

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5 from 2 votes
Shaved Zucchini Salad is a visually and textually appealing salad using different shapes and flavors to make an easy salad recipe. Lemon Chive Dressing is fresh and zesty, the perfect homemade salad dressing accompaniment. 
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

Salad:

Dressing:

Instructions

  • Using a vegetable peeler, shave zucchini and squash until you hit the seedy center, then discard. Shave carrot as well. Add cider vinegar and allow to marinate for 5 minutes while you prepare the salad.
  • In a small skillet, dry (no oil), crumble plain ramen noodles, tossing to brown lightly. When browned, remove to cool.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients, set aside.
  • Add spring mix lettuce to a large, colorful serving bowl. Drain zucchini, squash and carrot mixture, pile in the center. Around the outsides, dot with goat cheese and ramen croutons.
  • Serve with Lemon-Chive Dressing on the the side.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Notes

*save the seasoning packet and add to rice or another pasta dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 144 kcal, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 17 mg, Sodium: 154 mg, Potassium: 643 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 8 g, Vitamin A: 3770 IU, Vitamin C: 30.7 mg, Calcium: 124 mg, Iron: 1.6 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 144
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade salad dressing, zucchini salad
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. Yum, Yum, Yum, all the ingredients you’ve used in your salad are all my favorites. Love all the colors and textures you’ve used…and that dressing sounds incredible too. Pinning!

  2. toasted ramen noodles and shaved cucumbers! You have some really great ideas here! Thanks for making salads less boring!

  3. Love the tips for making salads more exciting..shaving the zucchini is such a fun idea, particularly if you don’t have a spiralizer!

  4. That is the most gorgeous salad and your dressing sounds wonderful! Love the ‘salad making’ tips!

  5. Dear Jessica, what a fabulous and hearty salad. I love the bits of ramen in there..so creative! xo, Catherine

  6. Jessica, you are so right. Presentation is so important. We eat with our eyes. Thanks for the informative post.