Easy Three Bean Zucchini Macaroni Salad

Easy Three Bean Zucchini Macaroni Salad

This vegan friendly zucchini noodle salad is great for summer potlucks and BBQs - it's fresh, comes together quickly, and uses up pantry beans for a plant powered pasta salad that's seasoned with a simple herb dressing.

Easy Three Bean Zucchini Macaroni Salad

This easy three bean “macaroni” salad is the perfect addition to your summer barbecue menu and, it will impress your guests with the spiralized factor. Spiralized vegetables always do that, don’t they?

Easy Three Bean Zucchini Macaroni Salad

I’ve dubbed this a macaroni salad, because it uses thick half-moon shaped zucchini noodles which mostly resemble macaroni. Plus, the shape of the noodles make it more servable to large groups of people.

To get that macaroni shape, you need to slice the zucchini lengthwise, only slicing through half of the vegetable (this is important, because if you spiralize more than halfway through, it won’t spiralize properly.) Here’s a video on exactly how to use this method to yield macaroni style zucchini slices.

Easy Three Bean Zucchini Macaroni Salad

And if you’re wondering if you can prep this in advance, yes, you can – just give the salad a good toss before serving. The dressing will soften the zucchini noodles up, but I don’t recommend prepping this dish more than a day in advance. It lasts about 2 good days in the refrigerator!

Here are some other tasty zucchini pasta salads you may enjoy:

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Nutritional Information & Recipe


Easy Three Bean Zucchini “Macaroni” Salad

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • For the salad:
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 orange bell pepper Blade A, noodles chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1.5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a large bowl and whisk together.
  • Slice the zucchinis halfway through lengthwise, careful not to pierce through the center. Then, spiralizer them with Blade C. Add the zucchini and the rest of the ingredients for the salad in the large mixing bowl with the dressing and toss well to coat and combine. Let rest for 10 minutes, toss again, and serve or refrigerate.

Easy Three Bean Zucchini Macaroni Salad

with love, Ali

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Recipe Rating


  • Yum! Perfect for lunch in the office. Thank you!
  • Perfect for lunch in the office, lunch at home and a side dish for dinner. I think the family is reallly going to like this one.
  • Oh wow this looks amazing and totally right up my alley! Her Heartland Soul http://herheartlandsoul.com
  • Looks perfect, so does the bowl! Adorable!
  • I'm attending a family reunion that is about 2 hours away from me. I'm thinking this would be an awesome dish to bring for our huge meal. It should travel well in my insulated bag with a couple ice blocks.
  • How much is one serving? It says Serving: 7 cups. So, is it 1 cup per serving & it serves 7?
  • Sounds yummy! We do not eat mustard--anything I could substitute to add flavor/replace the mustard? I bet this would also be good for dinner with some albacore canned tuna added.
    • Oh wow Peg! Thats a good idea adding the tuna. That would make for a really good lunch for work! Good thinking & sharing! & Ali, you never cease to amaze me w/your new techniques & recipes. You are the spiralizing queen! I bet no one had taken spiralizing to the level that you have. Neat macaroni idea!
  • Side note- i've noticed a few times i will rate the recipe with 5 stars but then when i "post" or "submit" my comment it takes them away & doesnt show them. Anyone else having this issue?
  • This was so easy o make and absolutely delicious! Also, the calorie count is reasonable and fits in with my healthy eating plan, which you inspired! I have lost 17 pounds eating more veggies than I ever thought I would! I am going to make this for a Memorial Day picnic because I know it will be a hit!
  • I just got my inspiralizer about 2 weeks ago and have been too busy to play with it. But I have amassed alot of recipes to try! Quick question, how long does a salad like this keep? I have never really used raw zucchini in much and was curious if get brown or mushy.
  • I made this with cucumber instead of zucchini and it was delicious! I've been putting it on top of lettuce for a quick lunch salad all week and sides with dinner. Love the tip about cutting the veg to make small noodles too!
  • I'm visiting my son's family for the holiday weekend. I can make this tasty looking recipe as a side dish. He has the veggie spiral machine too ! Perfect!
  • i have a Palermo vegetable slicer that I have never used before. If I want to make this salad how do I know which blade to use?
  • I tried to spiralize the cut zucchini but it keeps falling off. Any hints?
  • Yum this sounds really delicious. I love trying new recipes from blogs. Thanks for sharing :-) Simon
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  • This zucchini salad recipe is really amazing. I love this amazing recipe and want to cook this. Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe.