Keto Shaved Zucchini Salad

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  • prep time

    prep time

    20 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    5 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    25 min

Keto Shaved Zucchini Salad

As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, it's time to embrace the vibrant flavors of spring with fresh and nutritious Keto spring recipes. This shaved zucchini salad is a perfect addition to your repertoire of Keto recipes for spring. Light, crisp, and bursting with flavor, it's a delightful way to celebrate the season's bounty while staying true to your Keto lifestyle. With its vibrant colors and zesty flavor profile, it's the perfect addition to your Keto-friendly Spring recipes. Whether you're enjoying it as a side dish, light lunch, or main course, this salad is sure to brighten up your day and satisfy your cravings for fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Can you use other types of zucchini?

Absolutely! You can certainly experiment with different varieties to add visual interest and subtle flavor variations to your salad. Try using yellow zucchini or pattypan squash for a pop of color, or opt for heirloom varieties like Costata Romanesca or Eight Ball for a unique twist. No matter which type of zucchini you choose, be sure to slice it thinly for the best texture and presentation in this refreshing salad.

Are there any variations to this recipe?

Yes, there are endless possibilities for customizing this shaved zucchini salad to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. Consider adding extra ingredients like cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, or thinly sliced red onion for added freshness and crunch. For a protein boost, add grilled chicken breast, shrimp, or tofu to turn this salad into a satisfying main course. You can also experiment with different herbs and cheeses to customize the flavor profile, try swapping the feta cheese for goat cheese or Parmesan for a delicious variation.

How to store leftovers from this recipe?

If you happen to have any leftovers from this shaved zucchini salad (though it's so delicious, leftovers might be rare!), you can easily store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. Keep in mind that the zucchini ribbons may release some moisture as they sit, so you may want to drain any excess liquid before serving leftovers. For best results, store any toasted walnuts separately to maintain their crunchiness. When ready to enjoy, simply give the salad a quick toss to redistribute the flavors and serve it chilled or at room temperature for a refreshing and satisfying Keto-friendly meal.

  • Net Carbs

    4.2 g

  • Fiber

    2.6 g

  • Total Carbs

    7 g

  • Protein

    5.2 g

  • Fats

    18.8 g

204 cals

Keto Shaved Zucchini Salad

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  • Zucchini


    1.5 medium

  • Lemon Peel Or Zest Raw

    Lemon Peel Or Zest Raw

    1 tsp

  • Lemon juice

    Lemon juice

    1 tbsp

  • Extra virgin olive oil

    Extra virgin olive oil

    1 tbsp

  • Salt


    0.5 tsp

  • Black pepper

    Black pepper

    0.25 tsp

  • Walnuts


    4 tbsp, chopped

  • Feta cheese

    Feta cheese

    2 tbsp, crumbled

  • Parsley


    3 tbsp

Recipe Steps

steps 3

25 min

  • Step 1

    Finely shave the zucchini with either a vegetable peeler or a mandolin (I set the mandoline to ⅛ the inch). Gently combine the zucchini, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Toss lightly to combine, so the zucchini ribbons don’t break.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Marinate for 10 minutes. Place the zucchini in a bowl or plate. Twist the strands to create some circular shapes in the salad.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Toast the walnuts over medium heat in a non-stick pan for five minutes or until the nuts are golden brown. Top the zucchini with the toasted walnuts, feta cheese, and chopped parsley.
    Step 3