Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Avocado

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Look at it. It’s probably the sexiest salad you’ve ever seen.  What’s the best part?  This healthy and paleo Zucchini Ribbon Salad is also one tasty salad!  The zucchini ribbons are crunchy and the citrus dressing makes this a very refreshing salad!   Make it for your self, or impress your buddies with it!

Zucchini Ribbon Salad
Zucchini Ribbon Salad
Zucchini Ribbon Salad
Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Prep Time:15 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro
  • 1/4 sliced red onions
  • 1 avocado, sliced (optional)
  • 2 tbsp lemon or lime (or both!) juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt & pepper, as desired

Instructions

1.  Chop off the tips of your zucchini and then use a peeler (I used a vertical one like this peeler) to shave the zucchini thinly from pole to pole in to long ribbons. This turned out to be easier than you might think it is!

Chop Off The Ends
Chop Off The Ends
Beautiful Zucchini Ribbons
Beautiful Zucchini Ribbons

2.  Dice your roma tomatoes.  Btw, I have a new idea of trying this with halved cherry tomatoes some time.  Try it if you want and let me know how it goes if you do!

Diced tomatoes
Diced Tomatoes

3.  Chop up the cilantro.

Chopped Cilantro
Chopped Cilantro

4.  Slice your red onions.

Sliced Red Onions
Sliced Red Onions

5.  Throw all these in a large mixing bowl.

Ingredients in Bowl
Ingredients in Bowl

6.  In another small bowl, mix your olive oil, lemon/lime juice, and salt/pepper.

Dressing
Dressing

7.  Add this to your ingredients and toss it all together gently with your hands or a couple of wooden spoons if you don’t want to get your hands dirty!

Pretty much done!
Pretty much done!

8.  Top it off with some sliced avocado if you would like!

Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Avocados
Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Avocado Added

And now you’re done!  Enjoy your delicious and beautiful salad!!

Beautiful Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Avocado
Beautiful Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Avocado

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21 comments

  1. Made this tonight…absolutely wonderful! Shared the recipe with several friends. I’ll be “following you” on Facebook. Yum!

      1. I am trying to find nutritional info for this…do you happen to know that? I’m doing a low carb diet and I’m fairly confident that this falls into that category, but I guess I’ve a visual person and need to see things in black and white. lol – I can’t wait to make it again after I polish off the leftovers for my lunch :)

        1. Ok, just looked it up with you (using myfitnesspal.com) if I enter each of the ingredients in it looks like the total carb is 44, and 12 of that is just the avocado so if you cut the avocado out it will only be 32. And that’s the whole dish, if you served 2 people, it would be 22 (or 16 without the avocado) hope that helps!

          1. Oh my! Thanks! I could’ve done that…and probably should have done that…but you were kind enough to do it for me. Thank you so much! I’m really thinking that this Paleo-thing looks like a good (smart, healthy) lifestyle. I’m enjoying your blog, Pinterest, etc.

            Thanks so much!

            1. Aw thanks so much! I love eating paleo, I also feel a lot healthier one it! Thanks for following my pinterest!

  2. This looks fantastic! I’m excited to try it. I am new to a lot of recipes as I am on a journey to a healthier lifestyle. My fitness pal app is amazing btw. Can I make this salad in advance?

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