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Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame

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Spiralized raw zucchini salad with avocado and edamame is a fresh, quick and delicious salad that takes less than 5 minutes to make, start to finish and there’s no cooking involved. It’s perfect for the summer because you won’t heat up your kitchen!

Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame is a fresh, quick and delicious salad that takes less than 5 minutes to make, start to finish and there's no cooking involved. It's perfect for the summer because you won't heat up your kitchen!Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado

Although you can easily make a salad by chopping it with a knife, I love using my spiralizer because it’s quick! A few spiralized salad favorites, Zucchini Noodles with Tomatoes and Pesto, Spiralized Summer Roll Bowls, and Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad.

This salad was inspired by an amazing vegan appetizer I had in Seaside Florida prepared for me by the staff at Raw and Juicy. It was so fresh and simple, I knew I was going to recreate it at home. I added some cooked shelled edamame for some protein. The results were fresh and fantastic – a MUST try!

Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame is a fresh, quick and delicious salad that takes less than 5 minutes to make, start to finish and there's no cooking involved. It's perfect for the summer because you won't heat up your kitchen!

Hope you enjoy the recipe – it’s vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, clean, and delicious!

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Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame

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Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame is a fresh, quick and delicious salad that takes less than 5 minutes to make, start to finish and there's no cooking involved. It's perfect for the summer because you won't heat up your kitchen!
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame is a fresh, quick and delicious salad that takes less than 5 minutes to make, start to finish and there's no cooking involved. It's perfect for the summer because you won't heat up your kitchen!
Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 salad



  • Use a spiralizer or a mandolin fitted with a julienne blade and cut the zucchini into thin spaghetti-like strands.
  • Trim the strands into bite size lengths, about 8 inches long and place it in a large work bowl.
  • Drizzle the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and toss.
  • Dice the avocado into small pieces and add to the bowl along with the edamame, basil and chives.
  • Serve right away and enjoy!

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Serving: 1 salad, Calories: 254 kcal, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 18 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 19 mg, Fiber: 9 g, Sugar: 5 g


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95 comments on “Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame”

  1. So refreshing and delish! I added grilled lemon garlic shrimp for protein and it was a real hit. Gina, you’ve outdone yourself with this light and easy salad:)

  2. Absolutely LOVE this recipe! Recommend adding a little lemon zest, toasted pine nuts and some freshly grated Parmesan and holy Moley it takes it to another level!

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    Julie McKenna

    Fantastic recipe that I triple for family events. The kids are the ones to gobble it all up first and ask for more. So fresh and delicious!

  4. for some reason my comments went in the middle of the comments below… so sorry

    This recipe is .absolutely OUTSTANDING!! It is so simple yet so delicious. I cannot say enough about how good it is.  I will definitely be making this again.  I didn’t use the basil or the chives as I didn’t have any… but it was delicious just as is.

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    Tricia Walters

    Outstanding! I like all of the ingredients, so was fairly confident I’d enjoy this, and I did. My husband does not love zucchini or edamame, so was quite skeptical, but he loves this too. I’ve made it 6 or 8 times in the past 4 weeks.

  6. I was hesitant about the raw zucchini but I loved this salad! I added tuna for protein, and omitted the basil (only because I didn’t have it). I combined everything in the morning and refrigerated for about 4 hours and thought it tasted great.

  7. I plan on making this for my lunch as part of your meal plan. Will this keep well if I make the night before? I was going to add the avocados just before eating. 

  8. I added 1/3c chickpeas for fibre and additional protein and topped with a bit of chopped cilantro – delicious!

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    Debbie Nifong

    I was hesitant to try raw zucchini but I’m so glad I trusted your recommendation. It was delicious and easy after a morning of gardening. I loved how your menu recommended avocado toast for breakfast and this for lunch. I like using my leftover avocado for the next meal.

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    Molly Shabazian

    Wow I admit went into this with a bad attitude and this recipe blew me away – it is DELICIOUS!!!! Definitely make mg this part of my regular lunch routine 

  11. Made this for lunch!  It was AWESOME!!!! Thank you for this recipe. 
     I didn’t have basil but still tasted great. Imade extra for lunch tomorrow. I think next time I try it I may use it without the shelled edamame, as this is all I had in fridge.  Will be making it more often

  12. Starting a new job and was wondering since my break isnt for a few hours would it still taste fine? I noticed it said serve right away…. but if i made it the night before and had it the following day for lunch would that be alright? 

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    Patti Collins

    This looks amazing!! Just one question, I see so many recipes that call for 1/2 of avocado…how do you keep the other half from turning brown??

  14. This is absolutely delicious! I used a hand-held julienne peeler; it worked great. Doubled the recipe – next time I will add more edamame, that is all I would change! SO GOOD.

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    Savannah Noe

    I just spiraled zucchini yesterday, guess I'll be pulling it out again tomorrow! This looks like such a delicious meal, and so beautiful too. This will absolutely get my family looking more and more toward warm weather. Thank you so much for sharing <3

    1. Absolutely OUTSTANDING!! This recipe is so simple yet so delicious. I cannot say enough about how good it is.  I will definitely be making this again.  I didn’t use the basil or the chives as I didn’t have any… but it was delicious just as is.

  17. I just can't get into edamame(seriously I can't even stand the smell lol) there something I can substitute that is a good protein??

  18. I just got a spiralizer for my birthday and made this for dinner tonight. Oh. My. Word. I knew I liked each of the individual ingredients, but together? Incredible. Thank you for such a delicious, healthy, EASY recipe! Perfect for a light summer meal!

  19. I'm really into cilantro and lime right now. I think that would work here, too. It looks so fresh and vibrant.

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    Abiti da Sposa

    Wao the zucchine salad with avocado looks so tasty! Could be perfect for a wedding event too.

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    Lauraleigh Butt

    This recipe is amazingly good! I didn't think I'd like raw zucchini either but it was amazing! I made extra to take for lunch today, not such a good idea. It was very watery by the time I ate, still good though. P.S. I also bought my Paderno spiralizer because of you too.

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    Isabel Dunklin

    To be honest I wasn't sure how I would like "raw zucchini". although after I mixed everything together, it tastes delicious!

    I bought my Paderno months ago and had been so hesitant to try a single dish I ended up storing it away and completely forgetting about it, crazy I know. But once I saw your post on Facebook with this picture, I knew it was time to dive in and try it and I am so glad I did. My husband loves it and says he can eat this everyday, thanks for sharing all your great finds!

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    Keith Ridgeway

    My Paderno Spiraler arrived today, which I bought specifically because of you! This is the first thing I made with it, and it was freaking incredible. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about raw zucchini, but it has a nice crunch to it and it pairs very well with the basil, chive, and lemon in the dressing.

    I made zucchini noodles with a julienne peeler and it did the trick, but it took forever and I had a lot of waste. The Paderno machine did a huge zucchini in like 15 seconds and I had many more noodles than I got with my julienne peeler. Everyone should have this machine! And everyone should make this recipe!

  24. Ditto, ditto, ditto to Nikki above! OMG, this is soooo delicious! I can't believe how good it tastes. I could eat this all day…yum! I'm making it for my daughter today, she's going to love it!

  25. Shoving this salad into my mouth as I type and groaning in pleasure. WOW! I finally broke down and bought the sprializer after seeing this recipe. I just received it Wednesday and this salad is it's maiden try. HOLY COW! I was not expecting to like it this much. Everything about it is to die for! What really got me was how much I love the texture of the zoodles. The hubs is loving it too. Definitely going to be eating a lot of this this summer!

  26. I made this for lunch today and it was amazing, so light and yet filling. This will definitely be on my summer menu a lot!

  27. Love this! I added some arugula, b/c I have an abundance growing in my garden and it was great in it. I think this will be replacing my usual spinach green salad for awhile 🙂

  28. I have been waiting to make this since I saw the post, and finally got to make this for lunch today. It was AMAZING!! I added 1/4 of chick peas for additional protein, and I loved the basil in it. I love this spiralizer, it is so much fun! Keep the spiralizing ideas flowing……Thanks!!

  29. I followed this recipe exactly and it was delicious. My husband even enjoyed it and he is very picky and doesn't like some of the ingredients. He said he would eat this again.

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    Jordan Secore

    recipe looks great, but I wonder about the dressing, lemon juice and olive oil? Is there enough of a good taste still?

  31. Gosh! thanks for sharing this video. I love that salad you have made and shared with us. It looks tasty and healthy. that would be nice not only to vegetarians but could be of mix after meal. I want to try making one today. Thanks a million.

  32. Postscript: Just watched the video – it's very well done. And I have decided to add some grilled chicken breast to make it into a whole meal (along with the feta).

    1. I tried the recipe for lunch today, omitted avocado, added grilled chicken pieces and some sheep's milk feta… this recipe was a tremendous success. Both my husband and our guest were very pleased with it (our guest was surprised that the spaghetti was really zucchini). My husband doesn't offer compliments lightly. Thank you for such a great recipe, especially one that uses my new toy. Love my spiralizer!

  33. This recipe sounds delightful. I just got a spiralizer and have only used it once, but love it. When I make this recipe I would sub feta cheese for the avocado, partly to up the protein level, but also because my husband does NOT like avocado. Really looking forward to trying this; it will be nice when we're at the beach and I do not have access to a stove…

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    Tamira McClure

    I made this receipe last night for today's lunch and it was DELISH! Also, I don't have a spiralizer but I do have a Veggetti that I bought form Bed, Bath and Beyond, to make the zoodles and it works great!

  35. ooo this looks delish! I just bought a spiralizer and I've been looking for the perfect recipe to try 🙂 Yumm can't wait to try it out!

  36. I bought myself a spiralizer for Mother's Day. I love it and so do the kids!!! Can't wait to try this recipe this weekend. Thanks!!!

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      Skinnytaste Gina

      You can do it a day ahead and keep it tightly wrapped before mixing with the oil and lemon.

  37. Thank you so much, Gina, for these wonderful recipes. I plan to try this one soon as it looks fabulous. Having struggled for most of my life with my weight, I've only recently managed to lose the weight I needed to and keep it off (2+ years and going strong!). Your recipes have been a big part of my permanent lifestyle changes and have made healthy eating a real pleasure for me. There's so much variety among your recipes and there's really something for everyone. I even managed to get my husband to drop about 15 pounds without even trying just by feeding him your recipes. He loves them too and can't believe they've been lightened up. So, thank you again for the love and creativity you put into developing and sharing these recipes. You have truly made a difference for me!

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      Skinnytaste Gina

      Thank you Tina, I am so happy to hear that! 2+ years, keep it up!! And I love that your husband lost weight as well without trying 🙂

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    Polly @ Tasty Food Project

    This looks simple yet so delicious! I love avocado. It goes well with so many different dishes!

  39. SO cute!!! I have no idea you had such a strong Boston accent…not sure why I would know that lol….cute

  40. I just made this but substituted fresh dill for the basil and omitted the edamame (didn't have either)…OMG it was delish! Will definitely be making this again!!!!

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    Jodee Weiland

    Great salad…love it! I love your recipes and will be trying this one soon. Thanks for sharing!

  42. For someone who is allergic to avocado, would this salad be the same without it? Is there something I could add in its place? Thanks!

    1. Hi, I love avocados but one of my daughters is allergic, you could replace the avocados with humus or I have used mashed green peas. We do a lot of Avocado stuff but when looking for a replacement the green peas seem to be the most popular.

    2. Thank you Gina! 🙂 And thank you for all of your delicious recipes. The bulk of what I make comes directly from your website!

  43. Is there a smaller spiralizer that you would recommend? I have a tiny kitchen and I don't think I have enough room for the larger one.

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      Skinnytaste Gina

      They do sell smaller hand held ones, you can search on Amazon, there are several out there.

    2. I have a Vegetti, too, and it works great on zucchini especially. I got mine at Walgreen's in their "as seen on TV" section.

  44. Beautiful. I still haven't buy a spiralizer, but I'm seriously considering it. I love all the different recipes where you've used it. I've never tried the zucchini-avocado combination, but now you've intrigued me. Don't be surprised if it soon makes an appearance on my blog, lol. Thanks.

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    cookies and cups

    LOVE the video!! And I am SO glad you recreated the zucchini dish we had in Florida. Just ordered my spiralizer!