Zucchini Salad with Mozzarella

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Zucchini salad with mozzarella and lemon dressing

Zucchini is shaved thin and then dressed up with a lemon dressing and extra virgin olive oil. Add mozzarella cheese, cilantro, and shallots to this dressing and that’s it. It is a refreshing summer salad that you can prepare in no time.

First, cut the zucchini lengthwise as thin as you can get. A mandoline slicer or peeler can cut super thin slices. I even use a sharp knife. Go ahead give the zucchini a taste, they are super crunchy just like that. But let’s add some dressing to make it delicious.

Zucchini salad with mozzarella cheese ingredients to make a summer salad that doesn't require cooking.

The ingredients for this salad are zucchini, lemon, shallot, cilantro, mozzarella cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and salt.

If you don’t have a shallot, you can use a red onion. A shallot looks like a big garlic, and they taste like green onions but with a punch. I use shallot a lot to add in salad dressings and to cook with when sauteeing a sofrito. You could use garlic instead of a shallot if you like, but some of my people don’t like raw garlic.

The ingredients for this salad are zucchini, lemon, shallot, cilantro, mozzarella cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and salt.

After cutting thin slices of zucchini, the rest is easy. Prepare a dressing with lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and salt. Add some lemon zest, mozzarella cheese, and chopped shallots to the dressing.

Zucchini salad with mozzarella cheese and lemon dressing and shallots. Raw shaved zucchini on a plate.

Let the zucchini slices soak in this marinade for a couple of minutes and combine it well to be all coated. That’s it. Serve the zucchini salad on top of baby lettuces or spinach. This is an easy salad when you don’t want to heat up the house and cook. I have served this salad with pizza or burgers.

If you are wondering about the nutrition of one medium zucchini, it is about 33 calories, 6 grams of dietary carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 31 grams of calcium, and potassium is 512 grams. Enjoy and write me a comment below.

Zucchini Salad with Mozzarella Cheese
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

No need to cook the zucchini, just marinate thin slices in a lemon dressing.

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 92 kcal
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon juice and some zest
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 shallot, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, cut or balls
  1. Cut zucchini lengthwise into thin slices. Use a mandoline slicer, peeler or a sharp knife to cut it thin. Set aside.

  2. In a bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, shallot. Cut a small section of the lemon peel to get zest. Finely chop the lemon zest and add to the dressing. Whisk dressing and add cilantro, mozzarella cheese and zucchini slices.

  3. Let zucchini marinate for about 5 minutes and serve on top of baby lettuce.

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