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Zucchini Salad For Kids

A Zesty Salad That Gets Kids to Eat Zucchini

Congratulations to Brenda Bennett of Sugar Free Mom, this month's winner of the Cookbook's Blogger Food Challenge! Brenda's winning recipe is a colorful salad of in-season zucchini, lemon zest, fresh herbs, and optional add-ins such as dried fruit and sliced almonds, making it a perfect dish to freshen up a family dinner.

Fresh Zucchini Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

Fresh Zucchini Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette


Now's the time to get your fresh zucchini at any farmers market — or any market, for that matter! Or maybe you have a garden and soon you'll have zucchini coming out of your ears, right? This recipe uses four medium zucchini or however many you need to make up 6 cups shredded. Either way, it is soft, luscious, and fresh with a hint of lemon in each bite!

Zucchini Salad For Kids


4 medium zucchini, shredded, about 6 cups
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons, or 3 tbsp.
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
1/4 cup freshly chopped basil and parsley
Optional toppings: dried cherries, sliced almonds, goat cheese


  1. Shred, dice, or slice zucchini to equal 6 cups total.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, zest, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing over zucchini and fresh basil and parsley, and toss gently.
  4. Add additional toppings if desired. Keep refrigerated.
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