So, faux noodles have been a fad lately. One with which I decided to jump in with both feet. I made a veggie noodle side dish last week, and that inspired my husband to suggest making my greek pasta salad with zucchini noodles instead. I saw his zucchini noodles, and decided to raise him cucumber noodles.
The end result was amazing. Super fresh, light, and satisfying.
For these noodles, you will need this, this, this, or this. I have the first two. I used a mandolin this time. I used the thin julienne plate, and sliced the short way.
You can peel the veggies first if you wish. I peeled the cucumber, but not the zucchini.
Greek Salad with Cucumber and Zucchini "Noodles"
3-5 large zucchini, noodled
2 cucumbers, noodled
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp chopped black olives
3 oz crumbled feta
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried parsley
pinch of salt and pepper
Place the zucchini noodles in a strainer and toss with 4-5 pinches of salt (evenly spread) Let drain for 30 minutes.
Add cucumber noodles and gently squeeze excess water from veggies (don't go crazy. Just a few squeezes)
Place in bowl with tomatoes and feta.
In a container with a lid, add black olives, oil, vinegar, mustard, and seasonings. Close lid and shake well.
Toss veggies with dressing. Best if chilled a hour or two.