Caprese Zucchini Noodle Salad

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The Wednesday before any three-day weekend or Monday vacation holiday is always brutal… we’re halfway through the week, yet the time between now and when our toes first hit the sand seems like forever, right? In the meantime, why don’t we distract ourselves with two days of spiralized Labor Day recipes….

Of course, there are already many Inspiralized recipes that will be perfect for your festivities, such as:

Pasta Salads

Burgers & Sandwiches, etc

What’s missing? Some sides and appetizers! Today’s recipe is a twist on a classic Italian favorite: the caprese salad. By spiralizing a zucchini into ribbons, we have an instant healthy pasta salad.

While it’s not crucial that you marinade the ribbons for 10 minutes, it helps soften the zucchini a bit and take out the crunch. This salad is refreshing and won’t overpower any of your other menu items – it complements everything! Plus, it’s a colorful and pretty dish for your table… 

Stay tuned tomorrow for another side menu item for your Labor Day par-tay

Caprese Zucchini Noodle Salad

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 3


  • 2 zucchinis Blade A
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 3/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 12 small mozzarella balls halved
  • For the marinade:
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice squeezed from a lemon
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced


  • Lay the zucchini ribbons out. With a scissor, make sure that no ribbons are longer than 6". Once done, place in a bowl.
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Pour the marinade over the zucchini ribbons and place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, add in the tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly to combine.
  • Serve in a platter as a pasta salad or side dish!

Caprese Zucchini Noodle Salad

Caprese Zucchini Noodle Salad

Caprese Zucchini Noodle Salad

Caprese Zucchini Noodle Salad

Caprese Zucchini Noodle Salad

Caprese Zucchini Noodle Salad

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Anonymous says:
This recipe is so good and SO FAST. I used the noodle attachment instead and it came out great. Thanks Ali!
Inspiralized says:
So glad you liked the recipe! It's definitely super quick, easy and I'm sure it tastes just as good if not better with noodles! Thanks for tuning it :)
Joanne says:
I love that these are big fat, pappardelle like noodles! Such a fresh and beautiful salad!
Inspiralized says:
Thank you!! It looked so pretty I didn't want to eat it..... but I did :)
Rose says:
I think this would be delicious with cucumber noodles as well.
Hannah says:
Hi, I'm thinking of making this for a shared lunch, if I make it on Sunday evening do you think it will still be ok for Monday lunch? Thanks!

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