Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad! Super easy, fresh and delicious!
If you follow me on social media, you know how obsessed I am with my spiralizer. I seriously think this contraption/kitchen tool is like the best thing ever.
And someone was smart enough to create an entire blog and write a cookbook about spiralizing. And had the genius idea to come out with a spiralizer all on her own. Ali Maffucci did just that. You probably already know who she is. . but if not, Ali is the brilliant creator behind the blog, Inspiralized. She also recently came out with her first cookbook, Inspiralized and came out with her very own branded spiralizer, called The Inspiralizer.
(And yes, I am giving away BOTH down below)
Well, I’ve cooked through the cookbook myself and wrote a full review for The Kitchn. Click here to read my full review, see pages from the book and to see what recipes I made and what I thought of the cookbook!
In my review, I talk more about broccoli stems and more on this recipe. .
If there’s a recipe you need to try, it’s this one. Check it out. Broccoli stems. Crazy. .
My other favorite recipe from the cookbook was this Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad. It’s so easy to make and delicious. . and now that summer is right around the corner, this pasta salad is just what you’ll be craving. . all summer long.
You need to make this. Like now.
Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad + A Complete Inspiralized Giveaway!
For the salad:
- 1 1/2 large zucchinis or two medium
- 1 cup quartered artichoke hearts drained, patted dry
- 3 thick deli slices of provolone or mozzarella cheese sliced into cubes
- 3/4 cup cubed salami
- 1/2 small red onion sliced thinly
- 6 cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/3 cup quartered black olives
For the dressing:
- 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Slice your zucchini in half lengthwise and then spiralize them, using Blade B.
- Place the zucchini noodles in a large sized mixing bowl with the artichoke hearts, tomatoes, provolone or mozzarella cheese, salami, red onions and black olives.
- Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss to combine. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes (best if left for 3-4 hours) to let the dressing soften the zucchini if desired. Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!
Recipe is published here with permission from the author.
OK guys, I leave tomorrow for my girls trip to Napa Valley and will be out and about all weekend, however, I will be checking email and my blog every night so if you leave a comment (to enter the giveaway) and get a notification that your comment needs to be approved (this should only happen if this is your first time visiting Hip Foodie Mom, don’t fret, I will be checking and approving comments every night! Thank you for your patience!!! And enter the giveaway! Don’t miss out on a chance to win this book and The Inspiralizer! You will have everything you need to get inspiralized!
Giveaway open to residents within the United States only. Entrants must leave a comment down below as an entry and leave that comment with a valid and working email address. Please be patient with me approving comments. The winner will be selected through the Rafflecopter widget and will be notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be randomly selected. The winner receives BOTH the cookbook and the Inspiralizer! Good luck!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Ali’s publisher donated the cookbook for this giveaway but I will be purchasing the Inspiralizer on my own for the winner! The photo of the cookbook and the photo of The Inspiralizer are from Inspiralized.com.
Liz S. says
I would love to win in order to be more creative with my meals, especially with spring and summer produce coming into season.
Quyen nguyen says
what a healthy way to eat veggies. Thanks for sharing!
I am in spiralizer heaven! I used mine last week to make tuna zoodle casserole. The week before, zoodles and tofu in peanut sauce! Cannot get enough recipes, seriously. This looks so great, Alice! Spiralize away!
Tammi @Momma's Meals says
I’ve always wanted one of these. My kids won’t eat anything besides pasta these days so I wonder if this would be a healthier alternative!
I keep seeing these in the kitchen shops and drooling. What a fun kitchen tool!
great tool and cookbook for year-round zoodle goodness!
Amber @bookstacksamber says
I’ve been searching around for a spiralizer for months and I haven’t found one I like. I love finding new ways to cook vegetables and reduce my carb/gluten intake, so I’m really excited to try cooking with a spiralizer 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
I need to get on board with this spiralizing stuff. I eat way too much pasta and could use a veggie substitute.
I would love to win this cook book and be more creative with my meals! My kid definitely need to eat more veggies and my husband too!
Abby @ The Frosted Vegan says
I love love loveee pasta, but I’ve been dreaming about one of these lately!
Janelle K. says
Would love this to substitute in veggies for the kids!
Anna F says
We just found out that I have a intolerance to wheat and pasta is one of my guilty pleasures so I would love to be able to enjoy my favorite pasta dishes again using vegetables.
I’d love to win cause perhaps I can get my children to eat veggies without knowing that they are eating healthy! Great giveaway.
Blessie Nelson says
I would love to inspiralize my veggies and replace the carbohydrates in my diet and grow healthy daily.
We’ve been trying to eat less carbs in our household lately and this would be great for that reason.
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Thanks for the giveaway friend! We planted 3 different zucchini plants in our garden this year, so I will be spiralizing them a lot!
I would love this book ! The pictures are gorgeous, the recipe looks soooo good.
I’ve had some things my sister has spiralized and they’re delicious. The pasta salad recipe above also looks spectacular.
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Wow – what a generous giveaway – thank you Alice! I am a huge fan of Ali’s – but I have yet to get me a spiralizer so I would LURVE to win one! I am not a huge fan of noodles, but am a huge fan of zoodles!
I would love to win the Inspiralizer! I just started making my own zucchini noodles and would love a cookbook showing me recipes for all the other vegetables I could be using. The spiralizer I have now is small and seems to waste a good amount of the zucchini so a better one would definitely motivate me to cook more recipes.
I would love to win one–I’m trying so so hard to like vegetables and I think this would be a great way to do it!
I need to eat healthier (and get my family on that bandwagon, too!). This might just be the ticket!!
Marsha A. says
My family has to eat gluten free and using a spiralizer to make veggies into pasta makes being creative easy.
Kelsey @ Badger Kitchen says
I’ve been wanting a spiralizer ever since my garden was growing more zucchinis than I could keep up with last summer! If I don’t win this one, I may have to splurge for the new Kitchenaid attachment when it comes out.
Denise M says
I want to win because i am gluten free already but looking to add more fun veggies and reduce my gluten free replacement grain based foods
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Pasta Salad looks so tempting and delicious! YUM!
Alice, you read my mind! I’ve been wanting spirilizer (?) for over a year now. After I saw Ali’s book and her branded Inspirilizer, I was set buying it. Thanks for this opportunity!
I need this spiralizer in my life, been dying to make zucchini noodles! Have fun in Napa Valley Alice! 🙂
I would love to win so I can try to incorporate more veggies into my diet (and my husband’s – don’t tell him). Seems like there are so many wonderful things to try!
Kim Pincombe Cole says
My husband & I have gone to green eating this year – eliminating a lot of breads, grains & pastas, and replacing them with green vegetables. A spiralizer will open up a ton of new recipe combos!!!
I would love to have this spirilizer and the book to tell me how to use it. Thanks for the chance.
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
Alice, you always make the best spiralized dishes – and this salad looks amazing!!
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
This salad looks divine, Alice! I love all the Italian flavours – gorgeous! 😀
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I have always wanted to try out the spiralizer and this giveaway is so perfect for summer entertaining ahead!
Eva D says
I would love to start with your recipe! My family has so many food allergies (nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy and dairy) so I’m always trying to find ways to make our meals look more presentable and delicious with all of the substitutions we make. Thanks for the opportunity 🙂
My husband and I are diabetic. This would be perfect because we both miss our pasta.
I wish I hadn’t thrown those broccoli stems into the compost bin last week… We made a delish curry with the broc but didn’t have anything easy and quick to do with the stems. I should have thought of this- I love my veggetti, and I definitely want to try out a bunch of new recipes with it.
Ann Marvel says
Thank you for the chance to win!
Thanks for offering this. I’m an italian girl on a low-carb diet – I could really use some zoodles, not to mention the delicious sounding recipes!
Kathy @ Olives & Garlic says
I can only imagine how many delicious recipes are inside that book. I need one for my cookbook collection.
Linda H says
I have been wanting to try this Inspiralizer and the recipe looks amazing!! Hope I win!!
alexandra robertson says
I have wanted to zoodle everything, but haven’t had a chance to buy a spiralizer yet because we just moved and need so many things, but this looks like so much fun and super healthy!
B. Schantz says
I would love to win this giveaway– my boyfriend and I are trying to eat more healthily and I really want to add a spiralizer to the kitchen. This cookbook looks incredible and I’d love to try it out. Thank you!
This zucchini salad looks absolutely amazing, Alice! This is such a great giveaway, love Ali and her book but still haven’t gotten her spiralizer yet. Sweet potato noodles are our favorite so far and I really want to try the brocolli stems next. It looks fantastic!
I’ve dreamed of having my own spiralizer – imagine all the salad possibilities. Love your use of broccoli stems!
This is awesome…wanted to try one forever
That recipe looks delicious! I would love to win a spiralizer so I can finally join in the spiralizing fun. 🙂 Looks like a great way to change up (and disguise) your kids’ veggies!
Would love to win and try this out!
Thanks for reviewing Inspiralized ! I’ve been trying to come up with innovated ways to get myself to eat more veggies and eat healthier. This might be the perfect way to add to my repertoire. Honestly I’ve never seen a spiralizer before. Would love to give it a try.
I’d love to try something new. This looks so great but need some inspiration to get started.
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
I just got a spiralizer for my birthday. I can’t wait to use it. This book would be an awesome addition to my cookbook collection.
would love to cook more veggies!
Can’t wait to try to spiralize broccoli stems! Looks so great in a salad.
I’m currently following whole30 and plan to transition to Paleo. Veggies are a mainstay of my diet, I would love more recipes and spiralizing would certainly make my meals more interesting!
Leanna Summers says
I would love to win this!! I’m always looking for creative ways to get my kids to eat and this is ingenious
Crystal Conway says
This looks awesome, what a great way to get more veggies into a meal!
Sarah L says
I’ve been intrigued by spiralizers lately. It seems like recipes utilizing a spiralizer keep popping up and I want to give them a try! I almost bought a spiralizer the other day, but decided that I needed to hold off for a couple of months. I’d love to win this giveaway for an opportunity to try a wide variety of spiralized vegetables. I think that these recipes sound like ones that my whole family would love. Thanks for the giveaway!
I can’t wait to try this and see if my kids will eat all their veggies!!
libby rouse says
I could make so many healthy meals for my family
I need to eat more veggies, and this seems like a fun way to incorporate them!
I am fully convinced that not only is Allie a CULINARY genius..she is also an entrepreneurial genius. Love that girl! And this pasta salad. Pass me a fork and a zoodle!
Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine says
This looks super delicious– and thank you for posting a spiralized recipe! I bought a spiralizer months ago- have been wanting one for ages, and of course, I’ve never taken it out of the box! This salad looks perfect for the dinner I have BBQ I have planned tomorrow.
This all looks so delicious — if love to get one myself!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I definitely need to invest in a spiralizer! I always see so many delicious recipes with it, and this one is no exception! I love this pasta salad, Alice! Sounds so full of flavor!
David @ Spiced says
This pasta salad looks delicious! Ali is truly an inspiration with all of her amazing recipes, too. 🙂 But let’s talk about this Napa Valley trip…can I just say I am a wee bit jealous that you are spending the weekend traipsing through vineyards. I’ll have to follow along on Instagram and just pretend that I am there. Have a glass of wine for me! 🙂
Sarah | Broma Bakery says
I do follow you on social media and I love your spiralizer posts! What a great summer salad, Alice!
Kathleen | HapaNom says
Great giveaway, Alice! I actually bought one because of all of your wonderful associated recipes – and I love it! It’s such a great and new way to eat healthy!
I’ve been a vegetarian for almost 30 years and am stuck in a rut with my frantic end-of-workday-before-kids’-ballet-and-soccer-practice cooking. Spiralizing looks so fun and interesting! Thanks for the opportunity.
Been dying to try an spiralizer but have been intimidated, this will help jump start my summer!
mmm broccoli stems – I’ve always just added them to a dip tray but this looks great. I’ve had a spiralizer on my wish list since last fall when discovered .inspiralized.com on Pinterest. Would love to have her book too.
I make a lot of recipes with zucchini and often have to julienne them if I want noodles. It’s time consuming and doesn’t really look as nice as noodles made with the proper device. I’d also like to have this to make noodles with other veggies.
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
Alice, do have fun in Napa!!! Take lots of pictures, okay? Would love to get my hands on that cookbook!
This seems like the perfect way to shake myself out of my cooking rut AND get those summer abs I’ve been drooling all over Instagram for! Enjoy your trip!
Christina @ Bake with Christina says
I LOVE zucchini pasta, and I’m loving your recipe! Looks SO delicious!! 🙂
So in love with this recipe!! And girl…I need to get me a spiralizer!!
We’ve started growing our own veg recently in a bid to overcome our poor eating habits. I think this gadget and cook book would really help us eat better and give us some good ideas for all the (hopefully) produce from our garden 🙂
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
This looks so hearty and amazing for a pasta-less pasta salad!
This machine would be a lot easier than using the hand twisting cheap-ish gadget my mom bought at the store.
Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire says
Oh my gosh, this pasta salad sounds amazing!! I need it in my life! I had no idea Ali has her own spiralizer now. How awesome! I must have it!
Marilyn K. says
I would love to win this giveaway because with summer coming and all the vegetables I’m planning to be eating from my local farmer’s market, I think a spiralizer would be a super new way to enjoy cooking and eating them!
Maria | Pink Patisserie says
Just checked out her site and it looks amazing! Can’t wait to give some of her recipes a go!
I’ve wanted one of these forever, and winning both would definitely give me the kick I need to start eating more salads.
I would love to have a spiralizer. I have been teaching For 35 years and I am retiring as of July 1st. I hope that I will be able to make a healthier lifestyle for my husband, a retired army veteran suffering from PTWS so that we will be alive and healthy to see our grandchildren.
Megan H says
This looks so amazing!! I would love to win this package, I have a cheap hand powered spiralizer that I use and I LOVE zucchini noodles, but this would make my prep SO much easier!! And I’ve seen so many recipes that I’d like to try.
I’m bored with what I’ve been cooking and need new ways to make vegetables!
Amy L says
I’m trying to cut back on carbs, but I love pasta. I’d like to win this so I can try some dishes with spiralized veggies in place of some or all of the pasta. Your salad looks yummy!
I’m trying to eat healthier and this would help!
HONEY BEAR says
I WANT TO WIN BECAUSE I LOVE MY VEGGIES. I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR GREAT NEW WAYS TO SERVE VEGGIES.
Amelia G says
I would love to own an Inspiralizer! Right now, I julienne my veggies with a mandolin but cut myself almost every time 🙁 I’ve had my eye on a spiralizer at Amazon, but would much rather support Ali’s amazing blog & purpose.
I would love to win because all I have now is a julienne peeler, and I’m dying to try more creative spiralized recipes!
Michelle R says
I would love to be released from the grip of pasta. I am hoping the recipes in the Inspiralized cookbook can help me feel the same excitement over vegetables that are healthy for my family and I that I do over spaghetti and linguini. Thanks for the chance!
Tina W says
My Dad is coming to live with us after surgery this month. I’d love to use this as a way to sneak a few more veggies into his diet. So far he’s never caught on that his mashed potatoes are half cauliflower or that his spaghetti sauce includes roasted butternut squash. 🙂
I’m going to be studying for the bar exam this summer and I want something that will let me make things that are light and healthy.
Aarti Dogra says
I’m losing weight n this will help me with getting the favors I want minus the fat!!!
I’ve been waffling about buying a spiralizer for months, and have been especially tempted lately, but was worried I couldn’t use it enough to justify it. Thanks for proving me wrong- this cookbook looks versatile enough to make that happen!
I think it could be fun to try out, especially during the summer when I’m overwhelmed with vegetables from the garden.
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
I am dying to make that broccoli stem dish, but FIRST I need to win the Inspiralizer!
Tammy Northrup says
Borrowed the book from the library and love it! Definitely need my own copy. Thanks for the great giveaway
I recently discovered the Inspiralized blog. Would be so great to win the book so I can learn fun new ways to incorporate spiralized vegetables into my daily meals. Plus, my mom has been wanting to get a spiralizer!
I want to win because there are so many awesome sounding recipes out there for the Spiralizer that I want to try!
marie johson says
Zucchini Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing is the perfect healthy side dish for dinner. Thanks for sharing 🙂