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Zucchini Noodle Salad

Zucchini Noodle Salad

Zucchinis and summer squash are extremely abundant and affordable in the summer months. This recipe puts this healthy veggie to good use as the base of a Tex-Mex style fresh salad where the zucchini becomes the noodle! If you have a spiralizer (a fancy tool that turns zucchini into noodles, or “zoodles!”), you can use it for this recipe. Otherwise, just cut them into matchsticks or use the widest setting on a box grader to make a long, flat cut. However, you slice them, once you stir in some fresh salsa and black beans, you’ve got a fresh, easy, and filling salad that’s perfect on a hot summer day!

Zucchini Noodle Salad Recipe

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  • 4 zucchini, ends removed
  • 1 cup sungold cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Instructions for Adults

Set up spiralizer with narrow blade to create thin noodles.

Instructions for Kids

Use a knife to cut ends off zucchini. Set aside. 

Slice cherry tomatoes in half. Set aside. 

With the help of an adult, fit one zucchini onto prongs of spiralizer. Turn crank of the spiralizer to create zucchini noodles. Repeat with each zucchini.

Place all zucchini noodles in a bowl. Add cherry tomatoes, black beans, olive oil, and salsa. Top with feta cheese. Serve and enjoy!


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