A stevia sweetened dressing coats vegetables in this simple zucchini and squash salad. This is a great potluck dish to show off your summer garden crop.
We've been getting a lot of summer vegetables from the garden. So, I thought I would try a simple salad using fresh veggies from our garden.
I wasn't sure about using the squash and zucchini raw so I steamed them slightly. I wanted them to stay crisp, but have a bit more flavor.
Steaming for a short period of time gives them a brighter color and helps the squash retain flavor while holding the texture.
In the past, I've always used squash as a cooked vegetable. But, I've seen it used in salads. This is the first time I've tried making a zucchini and squash salad.
The low carb salad is really yummy. I'm not sure why I waited so long!
If you haven't used your summer squash and zucchini in a tossed salad, you really need to give it a try. It's a nice change from the regular cucumber and tomato salad that I've made in the past.
In fact, I prefer this summer squash and zucchini salad over the cucumber salad.
I recommend steaming the squash and zucchini for a short period of time. This keeps them a little crisp.
The prep work for making this zucchini and squash salad is super quick and easy. After steaming, you just combine the cooked veggies with the tomatoes and dressing.
This is a great low carb salad to make for those outdoor potluck parties. And, you don't have to worry about it sitting outside in the sun like dishes made with mayonnaise.
The dressing on this zucchini and squash salad is really light. It's a blend of oil and vinegar with a bit of herbs and spices.
I used olive oil and cider vinegar. You can change it up to suit your own preferences, though.
Since this low carb salad is a great use for our garden vegetables, it's sure to be become a summer staple at our house.
I'll be looking forward to making this dish every summer when the plants start producing. Plus, it's one of my favorite low carb sides for BBQ.
We always have tons of mini tomatoes so this is going to be a nice way to use them up. There are always way too many at once.
With all the summer veggies in the house, I'll probably make another batch of this salad later this week.
What's your favorite way to use up summer squash, zucchini, and tomatoes from the garden?
Do you use them to make fresh salads all summer long?
Zucchini and Squash Salad with Tomatoes Recipe
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Zucchini and Squash Salad with Tomatoes
- 1 large summer squash
- 1 large zucchini
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ cup cider vinegar
- 2 stevia packets
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- dash salt
- dash pepper
- Slice squash and zucchini into half moons. Arrange in steamer over boiling water. Cover and steam for a minute, then place in cold water to stop cooking. Drain well.
- Cut tomatoes in half. Combine squash, zucchini and tomatoes in large bowl.
- Mix other ingredients in small bowl and pour over vegetables. Toss to coat. Can be served chilled or at room temperature.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
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The salad sounds good. If you want something hot, you can also make ratatouile with zuke, yellow squash and less eggplant, tomatoes, onion, olives. I put it over coconut noodles or Miracle Noodles, with or without meat or sausage sauce, cheese on top. It's one of my favorite keto dinners.
I can't wait til all my veggies start to come out so I can give this squash salad a try.
Forgot to pick up a salad for our JOY (just over youth) Fellowship tonight. I did get zucchini and various squash from farmers market Googled squash salad and immediately yours came up it was just what I was looking for fresh and healthy. I can’t wait to share it with our friends tonight. Thank you!
What can we use instead of stevià package! We don,t have them here! Looking forward in trying this receipe.
Each stevia packet is equal to about a teaspoon of sugar so just sub in any sweetener that you like using the keto sweetener conversion chart.
Made your salad with a few pref tweeks and it was delicious...Used a tarragon infused vinegar and seasoned with Cavendar's Greek let it sit in frig 5-6 hours....it was soooo goood!!! Paired well it Tikki Marsala chicken and Cauli-Rice!!!
Thanks for sharing your tweaks on this squash salad!
i made this but I did not boil it first. we ate it raw. Still tasted great. I am assuming it safe to eat raw?
It's fine to eat raw. I just like blanch them first as I think it's a better texture.
If I were to use sugar rather than stevia would I need to adjust the amount?
It would be the equivalent number of packets or to taste.
What am I doing wrong?
My fitness pal says this is 9net carbs a serving,
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5 g 8 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 4 %
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 47 mg 2 %
Potassium 268 mg 8 %
Total Carbohydrate 11 g 4 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 3 g 5 %
Vitamin A 3 %
Vitamin C 13 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 6 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
3 Tablespoons olive oil
3 tbsp(s) Oil - Olive -
calories 358 Total Fat 41Total Carbs 0Protein 0
1/4 cup cider vinegar
0.25 cup Vinegar, cider -
calories 13 Total Fat 0Total Carbs 1Protein 0
2 packets stevia or other sugar substitute
2 packet Stevia Sweetener - Packet
calories 0 Total Fat 0Total Carbs 0Protein 0
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
0.50 tsp, ground Spices, basil, dried -
calories 2 Total Fat 0Total Carbs 0Protein 0
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
0.25 tsp Spices, thyme, dried -
calories 1 Total Fat 0Total Carbs 0Protein 0
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
0.25 teaspoon Spices, garlic powder -
calories 331 Total Fat 1Total Carbs 73Protein 17
1 dash Salt
calories 0 Total Fat 0Total Carbs 0Protein 0
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
1 cup raw Cherry Tomatoes 1 Cup
calories 27 Total Fat 0Total Carbs 6Protein 1
1 large summer squash
1 cup (113g) Summer/yellow Squash Steamed
calories 20 Total Fat 0Total Carbs 4Protein 2Edit Quantity Replace Remove
1 large zucchini
9 oz (1.5 cups) Medium Zucchini - Steamed
calories 25 Total Fat 0Total Carbs 4Protein 2
I've gotten inaccurate results using MFP. You have to be very careful about the ingredients chosen. I did the calculation twice and updated with the current software I use (WP Recipe Maker).
I just stumbled across your site, by searching on google, for a summer squash and zucchini salad; and yours was the first one to pop up!
It looks delicious and I'm going to try it; as I have to bring a summer salad to my grandson's Birthday party tomorrow??
Thank you for creating this low carb blog❣️
I'm certainly going to be checking your blog more often??
Hi Brenda. I hope you love the salad as much as I do. In fact, I just made it a couple days ago.
Love this salad! Do you think it would keep if I prepare it a day or two in advance, or does it need to be eaten the day it's made?
I usually prepare it the day before and keep leftovers for several days, so a big YES.
Thanks for the positive comments!
This salad was a hit at the potluck party I brought it to.
My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!