Zucchini noodles topped with chopped almonds, dried cranberries, diced tomatoes and sliced red onions then tossed with honey Dijon mustard dressing. This zucchini noodle salad with honey Dijon mustard dressing is the perfect meal for those warm summery days.
This zucchini salad. omg.
What can I say? It’s the perfect summer salad.
Look at the gorgeous colors and the simple and fresh ingredients. How can you not fall in love with it?
I don’t know about you, but we’re feeling the heat here in California. And when the weather is hot, and occasionally strangely humid, which almost never happens in SF until recently, I really really don’t want to step into the kitchen to cook. Turning on that oven? Insane. Turning on the stove? No thank you. I’d be so uncomfortably hot.
So a delicious fresh salad like this one is the perfect solution for me.
Did I mention? I’ve been obsessed with my spiralizer, and I love playing with it, making noodles out of zucchinis. So I had to put it to good use in this recipe. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can use a mandolin or vegetable peeler to cut the zucchini into smaller thin pieces. You can also just julienne the zucchinis. Whatever you can do will work.
Cut the red onions into thin slices and tomato into smaller pieces. Chop up the almonds.
Then all you have to do is put together the salad.
It sounds simple enough, right? Plus, you won’t have to turn on the oven or stove, which means you get to be nice and cool and comfortable while you’re enjoying your meal.
In a small bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, honey, and olive oil. Pour the dressing over the salad.
Serve the salad cold.
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- 1 medium sized zucchini, spiralized
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- ⅓ cup sliced red onion
- ⅓ cup chopped toasted almonds
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries
- ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 ½ teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Toss together the spiralized zucchini, diced tomato, sliced red onion, chopped toasted almonds, and dried cranberries.
- Mix together the Dijon mustard, honey, and olive oil in a small bowl.
- Pour the honey Dijon mustard dressing over the salad and toss until the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
- Serve the salad cold.