Low-calorie marinated zucchini salad

Did you know you have nothing to lose and many to gain if you add zucchini to your daily or weekly meals?

Zucchini has quite an impressive nutritional scoreboard from high levels of potassium, B-vitamins, dietary fibre and antioxidants, which all offer huge benefits to our overall health.

Research shows that eating zucchini regularly in place of processed carbohydrates (such as bread) can help regulate our blood sugar levels, which can greatly benefit people with diabetes. It can also help with our weight loss goals.

Zucchini is extremely low in calories but gives one the feeling of being full. So, therefore, it is a great way to satisfy our appetites without consuming lots of empty calories or Carbs.

low-calorie marinated zucchini salad


1 lb. medium zucchini, you can mix your zucchini with yellow squash if desired

1 fresh garlic clove, minced

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp roasted sesame seed oil

1 tbsp coconut aminos or low sodium soy sauce

Juice and zest of 1 fresh lime

A handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Sea salt and pepper, to taste

2 tsp toasted sesame seeds.

low-calorie marinated zucchini salad


Rinse your zucchini/yellow squash and gently rub off the skin to remove all dirt, then dry with a towel. Using a vegetable peeler or spiraliser, slice your zucchini into thin ribbons as shown in the pictures.

low-calorie marinated zucchini salad

Set ribbons in a colander over the sink or on paper towels, sprinkle ribbons very lightly with salt and allow to sit for about 10 minutes. Then very gently pat dry with paper towels, this step helps to draw out excess liquid so that your salad doesn’t become soggy.

Place zucchini ribbons into a large glass bowl, add in garlic, olive oil, sesame oil, coconut aminos or low sodium soy sauce, lime zest and juice and chopped cilantro.

Toss gently then cover and refrigerate for an hour before serving. Taste test and sprinkle sea salt if needed, pepper and sesame seeds if desired.

Enjoy your salad.

low-calorie marinated zucchini salad

low-calorie marinated zucchini salad

low-calorie marinated zucchini salad