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Healthy Pasta Salad With Zoodles and Fresh Veggies

Healthy Pasta Salad With Zoodles and Fresh Veggies

My families health is important to me so I have been trying to find ways to use our food to boost our health. One way I have been doing this is cutting sugars, reducing cards, and using fresh vegetables.  I have found many recipes that my children love that I have been able to redo in a healthier manner. 

One recipe my kiddos love is a pasta salad that I make. It uses spaghetti or whatever pasta of your choice. Tortellini is amazing in this recipe. But for the purpose of making it lower carb I omitted pasta and instead used zucchini making it a healthy pasta salad. I bought a nifty new vegetable spiralizerHealthy Pasta Salad With Zoodles and Fresh Veggies    that cuts any veggie and makes it into “pasta”, slices, and more. 

The healthy pasta salad that I make uses the setting that makes thick spirals. I use this blade because when I tried the thinner blade it made the zoodles too thin and they broke easily.  When making this healthy pasta salad feel free to tweak it to your families nutritional needs. I have ommited the pepperoni for a meatless version. I have also used red wine vinegar instead of Italian dressing to give it a entirely new taste.

Yield: 12

Healthy Zoodle "Pasta" Salad

Healthy Pasta Salad With Zoodles and Fresh Veggies

Healthy Zoodle pasta salad with veggies and pepperoni

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Good size zucchini
  • 3 large slicing tomatoes cubed or you can use cherry tomatoes
  • Pepperoni cute into fourths or they have these new mini pepperonis
  • 16 oz Sharp cheddar cheese ( cubed)
  • 4 cans black olives
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • Italian dressing

Instructions

  1. Use Spiralizer to make zoodles.
  2. lace Zoodles on paper towel to absorb some water
  3. Dice Tomatoes and other veggies
  4. Cube cheddar cheese
  5. Put all ingredients in a bowl
  6. Add pepperoni
  7. Top with Salad dressing and stir so it coats all of it
  8. Top with Parmesean cheese
  9. Chill and serve

Notes

You have 2 choices as far as salad dressing. You can make your own with olive oil, seasonings, and some vinegar or use a big bottle of Zesty Italian dressing.

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8 Comments

  1. Sarah
    October 25, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    Yum! I love how this is easy to make but healthy 🙂 I am always looking for new healthy dinner recipes to make for my family! Thank u

  2. October 25, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    This sounds so good! We’re always looking for yummy low carb recipes. AND I love using the spiralizer. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. October 26, 2017 / 8:04 am

    I love pasta salad! Can’t wait to try this one! Looks so good!

  4. Michelle Johnson
    November 9, 2017 / 2:15 am

    I’m gonna go buy me one of the spiral things and try this..

  5. December 31, 2017 / 2:49 am

    This sounds pretty great, and I just got some sort of spiralizer as a gift for Christmas 🙂

  6. January 13, 2018 / 8:37 pm

    This sounds delicious and at the same time healthy. I have to try it for my boys.

    • ashleyb21
      Author
      January 14, 2018 / 3:52 am

      Thank you. It’s so yummy all 4 of my boys ask for seconds and then will have it as leftovers.

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