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Marinated Zucchini Salad

This marinated zucchini salad is so easy to make! A refreshing combination of shaved zucchini ribbons, corn, feta, walnuts and fresh herbs is tossed in a lemony vinaigrette.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword marinated zucchini recipe, vegetarian dinner ideas, zucchini salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 235 kcal


For the lemon vinaigrette:

  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the salad:

  • 2 large zucchinis thinly sliced on a mandolin
  • 2 medium yellow squash thinly sliced on a mandolin
  • 1 ear corn kernels removed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs such as basil, chives, oregano and mint
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper.

  2. Toss vinaigrette with zucchini and yellow squash ribbons in a bowl and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator.

  3. Add corn, herbs, walnuts and feta and toss gently. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

  • Other cheeses that would taste great besides feta include shaved Parmesan and goat cheese.
  • If you want to keep this recipe vegan, simply omit the cheese
  • Feel free to use whatever fresh herbs you have on hand for this recipe! Basil, tarragon, chives, parsley, cilantro, oregano and mint all work beautifully