Apple and Zucchini Salad
Fresh-tasting. Colorful. Potluck and picnic-worthy.
Fresh-tasting. Colorful. Potluck and picnic-worthy.
I am SOOO glad I took a chance and tried this recipe. I was a little skeptical about the ingredients (mostly the part about eating raw zucchini!), but it is awesome! Light and summery, with a great flavor. I brought it to a party and everyone loved it (and I'm pretty sure they weren't lying- haha!). I used one green and 2 red apples and followed the recipe exactly- no changes are needed. Please give this a try- you will be pleasantly surprised! (also- I used one medium zucchini though you could certainly use 2... 2 medium is better than one large zucchini so you can avoid all those huge zucchini seeds)Read More
I didn't have red wine vinegar on hand, and so substituted champagne vinegar. Honestly, it was not a bad salad, but it didn't hit a chord with any of my family. Maybe the red wine vinegar is critical to this dish. I wouldn't let my experience stop you from trying this salad. It has merits. It is crunchy, tart and sweet. Maybe it will be better tomorrow. I served it after only one hour in the refrigerator. I think it would benefit from another textural element. Everything in it is crunchy.Read More
I am SOOO glad I took a chance and tried this recipe. I was a little skeptical about the ingredients (mostly the part about eating raw zucchini!), but it is awesome! Light and summery, with a great flavor. I brought it to a party and everyone loved it (and I'm pretty sure they weren't lying- haha!). I used one green and 2 red apples and followed the recipe exactly- no changes are needed. Please give this a try- you will be pleasantly surprised! (also- I used one medium zucchini though you could certainly use 2... 2 medium is better than one large zucchini so you can avoid all those huge zucchini seeds)
Yummy! I used yellow squash and zucchini added even more color. I only had 2 apples but wish I had all 3. I agree that it needs to marinade at least over night!
I didn't have red wine vinegar on hand, and so substituted champagne vinegar. Honestly, it was not a bad salad, but it didn't hit a chord with any of my family. Maybe the red wine vinegar is critical to this dish. I wouldn't let my experience stop you from trying this salad. It has merits. It is crunchy, tart and sweet. Maybe it will be better tomorrow. I served it after only one hour in the refrigerator. I think it would benefit from another textural element. Everything in it is crunchy.
My previous review was cut off. Some of the add-ins I thought of besides pickled artichokes...were some type of bean (garbanzo, red or black bean), avocado, or perhaps mandarin oranges. I would try walnuts, sunflower seeds or pine nuts (if you want more crunch). Has anyone tried anything ? I saw cranberries. Great just the way it is though!!
I was very surprised on how good this recipe turned out. I too was hesitant to put these ingredients together, but all and all, it was a good, fresh, and tasty salad! Used red pepper since its sweeter and Vidalia onion.. Used olive oil and white wine vinegar since these are the things I had in my pantry. Turned out great!
I loved it! and my husband (the picky one, told me it was awesome!) It is not so sweet, neither dry or oily because of the dressing... the perfect flavour and notes of the green pepper.
This is a good fresh recipe for using up the zucchinis and apples in season. I made 1/2 recipe and we both liked it. I used red bell pepper and yellow onion because that is what I had on hand. I gave a bit to my husband for lunch and told him it was zucchini apple salad. The title did not excite him but, he said it was better than he thought it would be. The rest is marinating for dinner. Season it to taste.
Delicious salad. I fixed for my son who is vegan and he loved it. I did too. I substitued one packet of stevia in place of white sugar.
This recipe is awesome! Great for end of summer zucchini harvest when you can't stand any more zucchini bread!
I didn't include onions and we loved it! My husband couldn't get over how good it was and normally he doesn't comment about anything I make.
I loved this salad and will make it again for sure. We have yellow and green zucchini, oh sooooo many, so good way to use up a couple of larger ones. I use olive oil (we have an olive orchard and harvest them for the oil) and fresh basil from the garden, and also substituted the red wine vinegar with a fig balsamic. I let that sit in the salad about 4 hours before our first taste and it was delicious. I think many variations would be easy with these base ingredients, so I am anxious to try some more. I have some peaches ripening, and the onion flavoring with the peaches sounds great too. Great recipe.
The recipe description says it all. I let it sit in the fridge for about five hours and stirred occasionally to distribute the marinade. I cut the salt to 1/2 teaspoon because that's what I do, and used 3 teaspoons of fresh basil instead of dried. Otherwise, I followed the recipe, using Royal Gala apples. It was delicious!
This is a delicious way to use up zucchini! I do agree that he salad could use another texture. I boil pasta while putting together he fresh produce ingredients; fargalle and penne both work great! I also want to try adding rotisserie chicken to make it more of a meal cause that would be yummy too!
Absolutely wonderful. I told the wife she could serve this at one of her hen parties. She said the salad was great but the comments, not so much.
Outstanding salad! Nice way to use zucchini. I will definitely make this again.
Love this! It's super easy & refreshing. Flavors work perfectly together. Made for a gathering & everyone was asking for the recipe.
I used Balsmic vinegar was delicious also even heated it up great cold or hot will make it again
I omitted onion and let it marinate for 8 hours and it tasted great! I might add dried cranberries next time too.
Used vadalia onion and regular vinegar. Delicious!
easy and delicious! It is also beautiful with all the colors.
Made a small batch, used half a large zucchini and one large apple. Adjusted the rest of the ingredients accordingly. Note: used a Truvia packet vs the sugar and used celery salt vs regular salt. I was totally satisfied with the flavors ! delicious!! I will make this a regular side!
I liked the recipe, but I would not put in all these sweet apples. I did use a pear as I didn't have the three apples on hand. it also needed more vinegar as it was not tart enough for me. I also put in nice parsley which gave it a little more flavor.
My husband and I LOVED it! Got a little tired of the usual fried zucchini and zucchini bread. I have made this several times since I found it.
Easy to make. I have now taken it to 2 potlucks and people just rave about it and ask for the recipe. I make it just like the original recipe. It does make a lot of salad so it is a great option for a potluck. Each day it marinates, it just becomes better.
I made this exactly like the recipe except I didn't have green peppers so I used yellow. It is delicious! I will definitely make again!
Simple and delicious. I used a honey crisp apple and fresh basil instead of dried. This recipe was quick and easy - a colorful salad to accompany summer cookout foods. I'll be making this again!
This was delicious! I used fresh basil. I also had some pineapple in the fridge so I threw that in. Yum!
This dish is refreshingly simple and tastes delicious. Definitely recommend following the recipe without deviation. Both my guy and I thoroughly enjoyed the dish!
Fabulous, light summery salad! If you’re tired of using leaves for salads, use this recipe for a different take on salad. Crunchy, tasty and filling! A favorite in our house.
this one was just too weird. the dressing was pretty good.
I looooved this recipe! I made a few changes based on what I had. I subbed cucumber for the green pepper. I added beans to make it a main dish. I used balsamic vinegar instead of the wine vinegar and didn’t add the sugar. It was so tasty! I can only imagine how wonderful the recipe is as it’s written. I’ll be trying that soon! I never would have thought to put zucchini and apple together like this. Thanks for the idea!
Will definitely make this one again. So easy and very good!
I have alit of fresh herbs on hand, so I added fresh Italian oregano/mint/basil/chives/thyme..Wow! Very tasty!! Highly recommend.. Especially for the abundance of zucchini, for some people!!
Perfect salad...light and fresh
I had to sub sweet white onion for red and I used ACV and white balsamic for the red wine vinegar as I was out. This turned out wonderful! I used the zucchini bounty from my daughters garden and shared with her. She was very impressed and that's not easy to do. This is a keeper.
I made this for a potluck at work and it turned out good. Make it the night before though to let everything marinate. The only problem I had was that this makes a LOT of salad, so I ended up with quite a bit leftover. It held up pretty well, but I can only eat so much of this salad in a week and my husband is allergic to apples, so he was no help. Otherwise, yum!
We ate it freshly made and liked it very much. I had not chilled it, and I made it exactly as written. My husband said it is a "keeper". I will definitely tell family and friends about this one.
Will try without the pepper next time.
This was great! Simple, fresh tasting. I did not have the Red Wine Vinegar, used Apple Cider Vinegar. Suppose you could have used any vinegar. Three different Apples. One Granny Smith is a must for me, nice and tart. Served after 4 hours and again the next day. Seems to be best to leave overnight. Anyway I'll make this again, but get some Red Wine Vinegar first. Thanks for the Recipe.
Wonderful recipe! So tasty and frea
I added about 2.5 cups of cooked farro and so also doubled the vinaigrette ingredients. Got raves over this salad!!
Eh... Not really our cup of tea. It didn't sound like a good mix, but reading the reviews, I thought I'd give it a try. Kind of sad that I did. It was something different, but we didn't care for it.
I wasn't sure about this combination, but was pleasantly surprised. I didn't have red wine vinegar, so substituted with apple cider vinegar and it turned out great. I didn't have any green pepper so didn't add that, and used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Will do again since I have apple trees and zucchini growing on my property.
So easy and tasty, the dressing is perfect as written. I may try it with fresh basil next time, and switch out the type of apples I use, depending on what I have. This is really nice!
I had a lot of zucchini on hand so I went searching for zucchini recipes. I came across this one and I am happy I did. My husband and I LOVED IT! I made this recipe for a group of ladies; At first they seemed hesitant to try it, but soon after hearing a few of the ladies rave about it they too tried it and were pleasantly surprised. A few ladied asked me for the recipe and have told me that their families love it. I have made this multiple times for social gatherings. Yum.
Absolutely delish !! And it was still great 3 days later, in fact it was better the second day. I used one Granny Smith and two Fuji apples.
It was fresh and colourful, healthy and easy to make Thanks for the recipe.
Easy, fast and delicious! I didn’t expect it to be so refreshing.
Amazing and great summer salad! Highly recommend to marinate overnight
Very easy and delicious, My husband approved!!
Delicious! Great change! Plenty of sauce to add more zucchini if you want.
I used 3 medium zucchini, 3 small gala apples, grapeseed oil instead of vegetable oil, and fresh basil. I used a hand-held spiralizer for the zucchini, and a food processor for the rest. It is very tasty; I will definitely make it again.
I now use this salad and just use 18 year old balsamic vinegar. I just found out about this vinegar. If you haven't tried it you need to because it is sooo good. I got mine at one of those specialty oil and vinegar shops you see at tourist towns. The salad does taste better after the veggies and fruit are cold. So if you want to get rid of the oil, try it.
This turned out so well! I was a little skeptical at first but it is really yummy. I used red delicious apples, a whole orange bell pepper and white wine vinegar instead of red. I think next time I might add walnuts or pecans.
I've made this dish twice now in a week's time. Once for home, once for work. Will be making again for family reunion this weekend. So easy! I used 1 TB white vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. Adjusted the amount of red onion down a bit. Used fresh basil leaves instead of dried.
Was ok. If I make this again I’ll put in a little less purple onion.
Pvery good but needed spices to give it more flavor...
I am always on the lookout for different summer salads, especially ones without carbs. This is an amazingly healthy and scrumptious option! It has become one of my family’s favorites overnight. It’s an unusual combination of savory and just slightly sweet, and goes perfectly with grilled chicken. I will be making this often. Perfect exactly as written!
Great salad and easy to put together! I used apple cider vinegar instead of the red wine vinegar because that is what I had in stock. I was hesitant because of the raw zucchinis but we all loved it. I made it several hours in advance and kept it in the fridge to marinate.
Smells and tastes amazing
Added walnuts and fresh pomegranate seeds for color and texture.
This is very good, I made this a "raw" healthier dish by leaving out the sugar and used apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Fresh, Crisp and very TASTY!
Upon reading, this combination of ingredients didn't sound appealing to me but as the recipe got good reviews I took a chance and I'm delighted that I did! It's delicious as is! Give it a go!
Just didn't like this, nor did my family. I thought it might be a good way to use up zucchini, but there are lots of better ways. Agree with the reveiwer who thought it was too crunchy, even though I normally like crunchy food.
I've made this twice for company and a family picnic. A real hit.
I have made this dish several times and it is amazing! Every single time I have prepared it for a group someone has asked for the recipe. Thanks for showing me a new way to enjoy zucchini!
Delicious! A great way to get ride of all that zucchini :) Made no changes to the recipe.
I loved the combination of the apple and zucchini. I think that beyond that, you have the option of adding a lot of things. The only thing I changed was that a yellow pepper instead of green and I added about a tablespoon of chopped mint and juice of half of a lime- for some added punch. Will make this again.
This is really good! Thanks for a creative and tasty recipe that utilizes our zucchini harvest.
Easy and delicious. Used half zucchini and half yellow squash and added shrimp for protein. Light and refreshing summer lunch.
Very easy and delicious, My husband approved!!
I wasn't crazy about this salad. I think the basil didn't work well. Next time, I would use the same ingredients, but just toss with a vinegar-based dressing from a bottle.
It is delicious!!
This is an amazing salad - especially if you DON'T like zucchini. I took it to a potluck and everyone thought the zucchini were cucumbers! It was a hit...and an even bigger hit when folks found out it was made with zucchini!
Excellent salad. Fresh on a hot summer day. Added some walnuts and replaced vegetable oil by olive oil.
Surprisingly good although I did use a little more dressing.
I really love this salad. The only thing I changed was I used red pepper instead of green.
I didn't think raw zucchini would be good, but I had a big one to get ride of so I tried it. Not bad. I would add more sugar next time. All around tho, I say give it a go.
Great surprise! After reading comments, I decided to make it, albeit with subs and adds. I used white wine vinegar instead of red, added tomato and chopped kale, split the herbs 50/50 basil and tarragon, and instead of bell pepper, I used one deveined Serrano pepper - oh, and added black beans. Sooo good! The Serrano added just a hint of spicy and great flavor!!!
Loved this! I made it at home to try, my daughter a bit of a foodie liked it. A good use of zucchini from my garden.
This is really good!!! I made it exactly as the recipe calls. Thank you for a great side salad for my dinner.
Love this! Made it once with olive oil and once with veg oil. Both are good. Great flavor imparted by using two or three varieties of apples.
I added beets and corn in mind. What a yummy option if you are tired of the traditional salads.
This is so good. My teenage boys loved it.
I followed the recipe to a T. Not worth eating when first made! After sitting for 24 hours it was ok, but nothing special. I won't make this one again.
Great vegetable base for the salad. My version in addition to: “I used fresh basil (not dried) ... added diced red pepper .. a good olive oil .. added a drop of dijon ... emulsified dressing just before tossing with salad.” You can try any favorite homemade vinaigrette for this salad.
I added dried cranberries!
used 4 apples and half each of red, yellow and green peppers.
This was surprisingly delicious! I added romaine lettuce cause I wanted it to be more salad-y, and I also added chopped almonds. For the dressing, I didn’t have red wine vinegar so I substituted with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. Also, I used fresh basil since I had it! I’d make this again for sure!
Subbed bell peppers for yellow squash. So good! Very refreshing for hot summer days. And leftovers can be used for a snack throughout the week
I absolutely love this salad. I did not have red bell peppers so I substituted with orange bell peppers. This is absolutely delicious. Will definitely try it again.
made exactly as recipe states. it was delicious and kept well. I ate the last bit 3 days after making it and it was still delish! I did treat the apples with fruit fresh, but probably didn't need to.
Loved this salad, as did my adult family.....but I added lots more vinegar, more basil, one more tsp sugar and salt and used 1/2 canola and 1/2 olive oil for "vegetable oil".
Who would have thought to combine all of these ingredients would create such a great summer salad. It was great. I served it with hamburgers. I did peel the zucchinis and used super sweet apples, honey crisp. I’m taking this to our next office potluck for sure. Thanks for sharing!!!
Wow. So fresh, delicious, crispy and yummy. I followed the recipe. Made it today....already tastes good, but I bet it will be better after several hours of marinating. Oh, I did add 1 small squash to it for color.
Wow, who would have believed this would be this good. I made it for a thanksgiving dinner and it was great. Nice to be able to use the zucchini my neighbour gave me. I made exactly as per the recipe, no substitutes.
I have so much zuccinni in my garden I tried this recipe and everyone loved it!