I’ve been brainstorming trying to think up new zoodle recipes that my kid would eat. If you aren’t familiar with zoodles, they are “noodles” made out of squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes, and various other veggies. Typically, you would use a spiralizer to do so. My kids don’t love squash and zucchini, but they will eat it in pasta salad, so I thought I’d make Oodles of Zoodles Pasta Salad. The recipe I used is very similar to my ‘Mostly Vegetable’ Pasta Salad. It’s so easy to make and chock full of fresh veggies. I think it’s the perfect summertime side dish.
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- 4 squash, spiralized
- 4 zucchini, spiralized
- 2 cucumbers, diced
- 1 bunch of fresh broccoli, chopped into small florets
- ½ onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 packet of ranch salad dressing mix
- low fat Italian salad dressing
- Wash veggies thoroughly.
- Spiralize zucchini and squash then chop, dice, or slice other veggies.
- In a large bowl combine vegetables, and packet of ranch salad dressing mix.
- Pour Italian salad dressing over vegetables until generously covered.
- Stir thoroughly so that all ingredients are covered in salad dressing, then place in fridge to chill.
- Best if chilled overnight before serving. May need to add a tad more salad dressing before serving.