In search of a new idea for yours or the kids lunchbox? This no-cook Caprese Zoodle Salad is so easy to throw together for a quick and easy lunchbox idea. By replacing regular pasta noodles with zucchini noodles, or zoodles, everyone is getting an extra dose of veggies!
Nutrition Tip: Zoodles help you sneak in more veggies to your family’s diet and increase your dietary fiber and nutrient intake.
If you have never tried or even heard of zoodles, you are missing out! Zoodles are vegetable noodles that are made my spiralizing zucchini to look like noodles. They are a great way to add extra nutrition into your family’s meal and they are mild in flavor so very easy to add or sub into recipes that call for pasta. You can eat the zoodles cold like we do in this recipe or you can warm them up in a sauté pan with you favorite sauce or even some olive oil.
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Key Ingredients in this Caprese Zoodle Salad
Zucchini– This low fat vegetable is loaded with Vitamins and fiber. Zucchini can help aid in digestion, eye health, and is high in antioxidants. They are a great vegetable to add into the family’s diet because of their mild flavor and versatility.
Cherry Tomatoes– We love cherry tomatoes in our house because they are snack size, easy to incorporate into many dishes, and are loaded with great benefits! Tomatoes can help reduce inflammation in the body along with fighting against certain cancers!
Mozzarella Cheese– This creamy flavorful cheese is a family favorite in our home. This cheese is a great source of calcium, protein ,can build and repair muscles, and is rich in many B Vitamins!
How to make this Caprese Zoodle Salad
Step 1: Make the dressing
First get out a small bowl and combine the oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey. Whisk until well combined.
Step 2: Make the zoodles
Then use your favorite spiralizer to turn your zucchini into zoodles.
Step 3: Combine ingredients
In a large bowl, combine the zoodles, mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, and basil. Then pour the dressing over the salad and mix until everything is tossed well.
Then add the caprese zoodle salad into your lunchbox with all of your favorite sides, fruits, or extra vegetables!
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Frequently asked questions:
What are Zoodles?
Zoodles are noodles that are made from zucchini by using a spiralizer. They are a great alternative to regular pasta noodles.
What if I don’t have a spiralizer?
You can use a regular fruit and vegetable peeler, too. Your noodles will just be longer wider strips but will still work in this recipe!
What if I don’t have mozzarella balls?
Don’t have any mozzarella balls? No problem, if you have shredded mozzarella instead, go for it! Or another white Italian cheese would be tasty, too!
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Caprese Zoodle Salad
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 medium zucchini
- 1 pint NatureFresh™ Farms Greenhouse Tomatoes halved
- 8 ounces small mozzarella balls
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
- Whisk oil, balsamic vinegar and honey in small bowl.
- Spiralize zucchini and place in large bowl. Add tomatoes, cheese, basil and dressing. Mix well.