Easy Raw Zucchini Pasta

For July’s Recipe Redux cooking challenge, I am creating a no-cook, beat-the-heat recipe to celebrate the dog days of summer. It’s been so hot in the DC area I have hardly felt like eating, much less cooking!  This recipe is the perfect quick and easy meal. And by quick I mean it took me less than 10 minutes to make, literally.

I belong to a CSA with my mom and every week we are bombarded with zucchini!  So much that my husband has officially declared “I don’t ever want to eat patty pan squash again.” Hey, at least he tried, right?

This recipe is light and fresh, and easy to adapt to any sauce or toppings, making it a great way to get your pasta fix!  Don’t be afraid to get creative…you can easily saute the zucchini and make it a hot dish, or even add some other veggies to the bowl — this works just as well. I use a julienne peeler to shred my veggies, which I love because it’s quick and easy to clean.


Easy Raw Zucchini Pasta

  • 1 zucchini, washed and julienned
  • 4 small cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp basil pesto, to taste
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese

Julienne zucchini and place in bowl.  Toss with the remaining ingredients.  Serve with a sprinkle of cheese.  Serves one. 


22 replies
  1. Kristina @ Love & Zest
    Kristina @ Love & Zest says:

    this salad is so dainty and i really don’t want to believe it ONLY took 10 minutes to make. does that peeler have “teeth”? Is that how they come out in little strands? I have a veggie peeler, but not julienner 🙂

  2. ea-the spicy rd
    ea-the spicy rd says:

    Looks delicious Danielle, and love how easy it is! I just may need to buy your julienne slicer 🙂 I have a zucchini feta fritters recipe pinned to my “Delicious Recipes I’ve Made” board that you might want to make for your husband. My daughter and hubby {both not super big zucchini fans} loved them. {Me too!}

  3. Danielle Omar
    Danielle Omar says:

    @Kristina the peeler does have teeth — it’s like a really sharp vegetable slicer with teeth! This dish actually only took 5 minutes, but I didn’t think anyone would believe me. 🙂

  4. Marie@enourishment
    Marie@enourishment says:

    Great minds think alike! I just posted a zucchini caprese salad for my ReDux! Don’t you just love zucchini “noodles”?! I love the idea of adding pesto to them and my hubby will too- great recipe!

  5. Marie Spano
    Marie Spano says:

    Great idea! And so pretty. I have to figure out how to julienne zucchini easily so I can make this!

  6. Liz - Meal Makeover Mom
    Liz - Meal Makeover Mom says:

    I love this recipe! So easy and perfect for all that CSA zucchini. I am currently up to my elbows in CSA beets here in the Boston area, so I have a lot of roasting to do (but I think I’ll wait until it cools off a bit outside).

  7. Danielle Omar
    Danielle Omar says:

    @Liz — I would LOVE some beets here in Northern VA — just got 3 little tiny ones in my box last week. Hopefully more are on the way! You can use the julienne slicer to make a raw beet salad, too — just FYI!

  8. pineapple Peeler
    pineapple Peeler says:

    Hola! I’ve been following your website for a while now and finally got the
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